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As we promote youth and entrepreneurship, we are featuring entrepreneurial student leaders showcasing how each one has made an impact on their community across North America. In this blog, Dr. Yvonne Wang shares how she has made an impact in the entrepreneurial community in Edmonton.

What are your career goals?

I will be graduating from the University of Toronto, with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce with a Specialist in Accounting and Major in Economics.  This degree is really my first stepping stone in the direction where I picture my career to be in the next 5 years.  I have always been passionate about the technology sector with respect to working or starting a start-up. I am excited to pursue my CA, CPA during the next year and after I earn my professional degree, I hope to join a tech start up or start my own company. I do not want to plan beyond 5 years for the reason; not to blind myself to opportunities I can’t foresee

How has working for a startup helped you in your career development?
I am most interested in biotechnology and food science and technology i.e. probiotics and nutraceuticals.

How did your experience with the University of Toronto Undergraduate Society contribute to you realizing your career goals?
I have had numerous opportunities to work with an amazing team of mostly MBA students to organize seminars, workshops and networking events for students and postdoctoral fellows across campus to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship. We want to help to establish key connections between students and members of the entrepreneurship community in Edmonton to enhance transfer of ideas and technologies from the University of Alberta to the market.

Dr. Yvonne Wang
Technology Commercialization Club | Co-President

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