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Alumni Career Series: Financial Literacy for Beginners

In this free webinar, join fellow alumni to learn real-life financial strategies.

Presented by: University of Toronto Mississauga
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Are you struggling or feeling overwhelmed with managing your personal finances? Not sure where to begin when it comes to paying off debt, saving and investing? Curious about the topic or need some guidance on how to manage your money now that you've graduated?

Financial strategist Sarah Girgis (BCom 2019 UTM) shares her personal experience and professional expertise with U of T alumni starting their careers. Join the next Alumni Career Series webinar and learn the basics of personal financial literacy. Sarah will discuss: 

  • Paying off student loans
  • Saving for big life events
  • Setting achievable financial goals
  • Getting organized

The information provided at this webinar is general in nature, does not constitute financial advice, and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional advice. We encourage you to seek professional or financial advice before deciding upon your course of action.

This event is hosted by Division of University Advancement Alumni Relations in partnership with University of Toronto Mississauga Alumni Relations. 

About the Speaker

Sarah Girgis HeadshotSarah Girgis, CPA
(BCom 2019 UTM)
Senior Strategy Analyst, Canada Life

In their previous role, Sarah was Senior Consultant in Deloitte's Finance & Performance (F&P) Consulting practice, specializing in Finance Transformation and Performance Management. She worked on a comprehensive suite of advisory services, covering finance strategy and vision, operating model and shared services, core finance process redesign, and advanced forecasting and analytics.

Sarah completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Toronto Mississauga in 2019 and was awarded the honour of being class valedictorian for numerous contributions to the University of Toronto community. 


Mariam Girgis HeadshotMariam Girgis
(BCom 2021 UTM)
Senior Accountant, KPMG

Mariam graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga, with her undergraduate degree as an Accounting Specialist with a major in Economics. She completed her Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. She successfully wrote her Chartered Professional Accountants final exam in September 2022. 

Now, she works as an external auditor for some of Canada's largest mining companies. She is also involved in KPMG's Women's Interchange Network, which encourages the retention and promotion of females in the workplace, as well as the CPA team, where she guides KPMG writers in their CPA journey and facilitates their completion of the licensing exam.


Other networking and career development opportunities

The U of T Hub on Ten Thousand Coffees is a free, online networking tool for the entire U of T community. More than 12,000 alumni professionals and students use the hub to give and get career advice. Join the hub to build your network, find like-minded alumni and students, and exchange career advice, anytime, anywhere.

Alumni Career Series webinars feature industry experts and U of T faculty and deliver peer-to-peer learning based on professional best practices shared by fellow alumni.

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