Lincoln Amemiya: Student Success Story
Lincoln graduated from his one-year full-time Managerial and Financial Leadership Diploma program delivered through Professional and Applied Continuing Education (PACE) at The University of Winnipeg in October 2016 — and quickly secured a position as a financial analyst with the Loblaws supermarket chain. It helped that during his studies, he was placed at Loblaws for a three-week internship.
“I started in the payroll department and that allowed me to build a network within the company,” says Lincoln. “I am very excited to be working on the financial and accounting side of the business.”
Originally from Sao Paulo, an area known as the financial capital of Brazil, Lincoln has a background in logistics. He wanted to gain international experience, and researched many places before selecting the PACE diploma program. “It was a perfect fit for me. It is very hands-on and up-to-date with current events in the classroom. We were also exposed to visiting professionals from the financial sector and really experienced instructors.”
Lincoln says the best parts of his year of study were the close friendships that formed among classmates and the small class sizes, which allowed for a lot of contact with instructors. “It was a very open atmosphere, and we got immediate feedback on our work.”