Alumni Profiles

Vartika Satija (BComm’08): Perfecting the work-life balance

VartikaSatijaFor Vartika Satija (BComm’08), it’s all about balance. Born in India, Vartika’s family emigrated to Canada in 2002. Two years later, she moved to Halifax on her own and completed her Bachelor of Commerce. Since then, she has lived and worked in Yellowknife, Edmonton, and finally Calgary. She currently works at a public practice accounting firm in Calgary as a Senior Associate Accountant.

She balances her role as an accountant with many joyful pursuits, including dancing as a member of Canada's premier Bollywood performance dance troupe.

A broadened world view

Vartika’s time at SMU also broadened her world view. “I met people from so many different cultures and backgrounds, and these experiences really opened me up and took me outside of the ‘safe box’ I’d been living in. It helped me see how large and diverse our world really is.”