Alice Li (BCom 2016)

Alice LiSenior Associate, Assurance, Real Estate Investment, PricewaterhouseCoopers

For Alice Li, her four years at U of T Mississauga was a time of community building, education and translating the skills she learned into opportunities.

Li graduated from U of T Mississauga in 2016 as the class valedictorian with a Bachelor of Commerce. She went on to join the inaugural class of the graduate diploma in professional accounting at the Rotman School of Management.

During her time at UTM, Li was active in the campus community and dedicated her time towards getting involved. She held the student-elected seat on UTM Campus Council, the highest governing body at UTM, for three consecutive years—the longest number of re-elected terms ever achieved by a student governor. In addition to serving on Campus Council, Li also served on the UTM Academic Affairs Committee, Nominating Committee, and Committee to Review the Campus Councils.

In her first year, Li lived in residence housing, where she served as a peer academic leader, facilitating the transition of 50 first-year students. In her fourth year, she was elected the president of Residence Council, where she had the opportunity to lead a team and improve to the student life experience in residence.

Towards the end of her second-year, Li applied to Canada’s four biggest accounting firms and was hired for a summer internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Looking back, Li considers the support of the Undergraduate Commerce Society as being key to her success. The society’s events allowed Li to meet recruiters, participate in mock interviews and network with representatives. After graduation, Li accepted a full-time position at PwC and is now a senior associate, assurance in real estate investment. Li continues to volunteer her time at PwC as a diversity & inclusion ambassador, and corporate responsibility ambassador.

Outside of work, Li stays connected to U of T and supports student learning as a tutorial leader for fourth-year advanced financial accounting at Rotman. Leveraging her experience from the UTM Ready, Set, Market! case competition, Li works with ALDO Canada in branding and social media strategy. In her free time, Li combines her passion for business and fashion through the launch of a non-profit jewelry line called The Modern Princess. Her company runs on the philosophy of promoting beauty both inside and out. Most recently, Li joined the Osler Future Leaders board to raise funds and awareness for William Osler Health System Foundation.

Li holds the title of Miss Intercontinental Canada 2018 and Miss Ontario 2018. She previously held the title of Miss Toronto 2017. She hopes to use her titles to promote the importance of education beyond the classroom and encourage students to play an active role in the learning process.

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