Checking in with Mount Royal alumni: Bryce Lane
Your name program and year of graduation
Bryce Lane, Bachelor of Applied Financial Services, May 2009.
Describe your career path
Financial Advisor - hired out of Mount Royal, Crude Oil Analyst, Hedge Fund Analyst, now as a Crude Oil Broker; a goal established at Mount Royal.
What do you miss most about being a student?
I miss the sense of daily accomplishment that comes with being a student. Having the steady small successes keeps you motivated towards short-term goals. In the occupational world it is more difficult to isolate on a specific goal, leaving some days void of that sense of accomplishment.
What was the most important course you took at MRU & why?
Of the 143 GPA Hours I completed at MRU, the most important course was definitely English, with Economics and Statistics coming in second and third. No matter how much information you gather during your education, you must be able to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Describe how you have made a difference in your community after graduating from MRU?
Through employment with my firm, I have been afforded the opportunity to give back to multiple charitable organizations. The Oil & Gas industry in Calgary is well recognized for its generous corporate donations, in addition to volunteering and direct personal giving.
Secondly, I have an ongoing involvement with MRU Alumni on a more private level. I have provided my contact details, to MRU Business Faculty, for students and graduates that are looking for mentoring, occupational advice, or just general information.
What is the best piece of advice you received at MRU that helped prepare you for your career?
Patience. The biggest challenge facing new graduates is feeling as though they should move faster through the ranks of an organization. If you are passionate and focused on your occupational goal, you will get there, it may just take longer than you ever thought it would. Enjoy the journey!
What is your claim to fame?
Working with my twin brother in his entrepreneurial venture, GoldenLane Honey, earned us the title as the “Honey Boys”. A moniker that still emerges years later.