Chloé Evans was part of the Kenneth Woods Portfolio Management Program, competed in a variety of strategy and finance case competitions and coached JMSB’s first sustainability team for the Commerce Games.
In the summer of 2017, she travelled to Ghana to teach an entrepreneurship seminar to high school students affiliated with SOS Children’s Villages. Evans was also the community project chairperson for Concordia’s 59th Garnet Key Society.
Three keys to a good education
- An appreciation for learning. It yields greater receptivity, effort and commitment. We’re incredibly lucky to be provided with opportunities for self-development.
- Hands-on learning. It enables students to explore the world as it is, nurture different skill sets and bolster their knowledge base through experience.
- A committed professorial body. They push students to think critically and connect theory with real-world applications.
Two lessons learned at Concordia University
- Complementing academic studies with extracurricular activities, networking and professional experiences significantly increases students’ level of preparation for the world beyond the classroom.
- Hard work often begets luck — it catalyzes a chain reaction whereby one opportunity sets in motion the next.
Next great goal
- I’m going to hone my investor mindset to identify ways in which sustainable practices can be further embedded within our financial system and business activities to help design an inclusive and balanced world.
Advice for future grads
- Be curious, embrace opportunities that push you outside of your comfort zone and get involved as much as you can. There’s no better way to learn and you’ll create a collection of unforgettable memories.