Thursday 25 October 2012

Commerce Seminars Rises

Sometimes in life, it's important to step back from a situation, take some time off to evaluate, and then make a move.

In 2003, Mike Daciw and myself graduated from the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. It wasn't long before the two of us were back on campus and helping other commerce students navigate their way through some of the more daunting courses on the Asper transcript.

We began teaching pre-exam seminars in both Financial Accounting and Corporate Finance and the feedback was overwhelming. Our seminars were working! Students were entering exams with much more confidence, and the experience they gained helped them get through the courses that once appeared to put their degrees in jeopardy.

Mike and I taught these "Commerce Seminars" for 5 years before stepping back to focus on our own careers and personal lives. After a few years off, it has become clear that we can't deny the bat signal in the sky; WE MUST RETURN!

Batman knew he must rise again, and so too have we.
Sharing our experience and knowledge in the financial sector with students, in a way that will helpful find success on exams, is extremely rewarding, and it's the reason we're back. In the past, we collected a fee for our seminars to offset the time and costs of creating the program. This time around, we are excited to share that 100% of our net income - a term you will need to be able to define - will be donated to the Commerce Student's Association (CSA), to help fund student programs, workshops  and activities around the school.

We hope to hold our first session of "Commerce Seminars 2.0", this coming December. Please stay tuned for more details, and we look forward to seeing and meeting new Asper students!

See you soon,