Alexis Friesen.

Hi e31. readers! My name is Alexis, and I am currently in my fourth year at the University of Calgary. I major in Applied Mathematics, with a concentration in Finance and minor in Economics. Fun facts? I have dual Canadian and Australian citizenship; I travelled to Sweden this summer for the first time; I can program in 4 languages; I built my own headboard (it’s very impressive) and I am the Vice President of the undergraduate math club at U of C.

[ FITDEETS | Blazer- Theory. |Shirt: Babaton by Aritzia. |
Skirt- Loft by Ann Taylor. | Pumps- Clark’s. | Jewelry- Coutu Kitsch. ]

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I love my program because it’s an opportunity to take complex and abstract concepts and apply them to real world problems in business. During my last summer work term at ATCO, I used my knowledge of programming, economics and statistics to create a demand-forecasting regression model. It was exciting to see how these concepts could be used to make predictions about real events, and how accurate those predictions could be!

When it comes to dressing for work, I tend to take a minimalist approach. I love well-tailored basics, unfussy detailing and sleek lines. This particular outfit is one of my favorites. The patterned skirt steals the show, so I kept accessories and other styling minimal.

I love a good t-shirt, and think they can definitely be incorporated into a woman’s professional wardrobe. The trick is to choose one that is fitted (but not too tight), a solid color and plain detailing. A scoop neck usually works better than a V-neck, but I could be proven wrong. If you have a more formal workplace, it’s important that you balance the look with a great blazer, pumps, and a sharp pair of pants or skirt. This keeps you from looking too ‘dressed-down’ or sloppy.

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I hope you enjoyed my guest post today! I’ll leave you with a favorite quote from Winston Churchill (hard to chose just one!) that I think has applied as equally to my career as it has to my life.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”

Connect with Alexis: Linkedin.

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