Student Spotlight 2018

Shirley Lin, BCom'18
profile from 2018

Shirley Lin

Hometown: Toronto

Why I went to business school: I wanted to have a career that would allow me the privilege of working with other professionals on a daily basis. I knew that business school would help enhance my leadership and teamwork skills, business acumen, as well as my personal and professional networks.

One thing I learned at Smith I’ll never forget is the value of teamwork. It’s incredible what you can achieve with a group of talented individuals who share a common goal — just look at all the conferences under ComSoc!

A highlight of my time at Smith: CommProm. It was amazing to see Comm’18s come together to celebrate our four years of undergrad.

A professor who inspired me: Kate Rowbotham. Kate is a genuine and kind person who is incredibly considerate and supportive of everyone around her.

One thing that really challenged me at Smith: QBET. Organizing this conference was one of the greatest challenges in my university career. Things would always come up and interfere with our planning. But when you’ve got a dedicated and hardworking team, everything works out in the end.

My motto: “What’s the worst thing that could happen?!”

Favourite business book: Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg.

Best advice to future students: Enjoy every minute. Craft your own path and live these next four years how you want to.

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