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Meet Our Students, Alumni, and Faculty

Who better to speak about the program and its impact than DAP students and alumni? Gain valuable insight into accounting as a career choice, transitioning to the program from different backgrounds, the role DAP can play in career development and more, as seen through their eyes.

Aschla Jha

Achla Jha
BSc from UBC
UBC DAP Student

Exposure to bookkeeping and teamwork while working with a private counselling company got UBC DAP student Achla Jha thinking seriously about accounting. It wasn’t long before Achla began following the footsteps of both her father and grandfather, who are both accountants.

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Gurvir Sangha

Gurvir Sangha
BA, International Relations from UBC
UBC DAP Student

A strong interest in political, cultural, and economic global affairs propelled UBC DAP student Gurvir Sangha to pursue a degree in international relations. Today, he sees the CPA designation as the leverage he needs to successfully pursue an international career.

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Vanessa Wong

Vanessa Wong
BSc, Psychology from UBC
UBC DAP Student

UBC DAP student Vanessa Wong did not expect her work as a lifeguard and swim instructor would inform her decision to pursue a career in accounting. It was the collaboration and teamwork experienced at the pool that confirmed a career in accounting was something she wanted to pursue.

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Jody Kitchen

Jody Kitchen
BA, Psychology from UBC
UBC DAP Student

UBC DAP student Jody Kitchen enjoyed working in the travel industry because it gave her the opportunity to pursue her passion for travel and snowboarding. After traveling the world and landing an entry-level accounting position, Jody knew a career in accounting would be the right fit for her.

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Keira Chapman

Keira Chapman
Bachelor of Music from UBC
UBC DAP Student

Making the transition from opera singing to accounting may seem unusual, but for UBC DAP student Keira Chapman, it had been in the cards for a long time. After completing her Master’s degree in Opera Performance, she decided to challenge herself and purse a career in accounting.

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Nicolas Boldt

Nicolas Boldt
BSc from the University of Saskatchewan
UBC DAP Student

From tree planting in Canada to working in Alaska as a biology research assistant for the University of Saskatchewan, UBC DAP student Nicolas Boldt knew he was ready to pursue a rewarding career that would coincide with his interests in the environment, outdoor tourism, and humanitarianism.

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