Analyst, Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory at Deloitte
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
How did your economics degree prepare you for life after graduation?
One of the main advantages of getting an education in Economics is learning about how the modern world operates. Learning what drives consumers, businesses and the government to behave a certain way teaches you how to make well-informed decisions, which is a cornerstone of a successful career in any discipline.
Why study economics at UBC?
Studying at a large and well-known university like UBC provides you with an opportunity to learn from an outstanding faculty network, as well as take advantage of ample elective choices, extracurriculars and resources that will benefit any student in the future.
What skill have you learned through your studies that you value the most?
The ability to look at complex problems from different angles and a broader perspective.
What was your most memorable or best experience at the VSE?
My most memorable experiences during my time at the VSE are all associated with people, rather than specific events. I have always heard that university is the time when you make life-long friends, and I could not agree more.
What advice do you have for BIE students?
Take advantage of the time you have with your peers. BIE is one of the most tightly integrated and diverse programs at UBC, making it a great arena to kick-off the development of your future network.
Favourite place in Vancouver?
I love trying new food and drink places. Some of my personal favorites include Bodega on Main, LOCAL Gastown and Yaletown Distillery Bar.