My name is Andrea Kilibarda, I am a 3rd year Finance student at JMSB. When I am not studying, I enjoy spending time with friends, exploring new restaurants and bars, travelling, and reading. I grew up in Ottawa and always had a love for Montreal. So, when it was time to choose universities, my top choice was JMSB. I am grateful to have had an amazing experience at Concordia, much of it stemming from the Finance and Investment Students’ Association events and my involvement with them. I am currently the VP of External Affairs for FISA. Through my experience, I have developed a love for bringing events and workshops to students who are interested in the field of Finance. As a student myself, I know how hard it can be to find your path. As President, my main focus would be to help students understand the different career paths that Finance has to offer and guide them towards their dream jobs. By truly bridging the gap between the classroom and the industry, students will have the opportunity to engage with industry professionals as well as with their peers. My main goals are to (1) expand the engagement between JMSB students and the Finance industry. (2) to enhance student’s university experience, by providing high quality events and creating a truly value-added experience. And (3) to help students excel in their careers as JMSB students and graduates. I am a strong believer that networking opportunities with industry leaders are an excellent way to immerse yourself in the field, while gaining knowledge that you don’t get in the classroom. Because of this, I am committed to facilitating those relationships through my 2020 – 2021 mandate. I also believe that as student needs and interests change, our events should adapt to them. If selected as President, I will foster open communication between my team and the students. In doing so, I will encourage feedback and provide a space for students to voice their opinions for any new events and workshops. I am dedicated to providing all students interested in Finance with the tools to further their knowledge, their network, and their experiences.