Beyond the Numbers
Like many students in high school, Nick Lall (BA 2015) wasn’t sure what he wanted to do in the future and where to study after graduation. A trusted youth group leader (and Tyndale alumnus) recommended Tyndale.
Nick was born in India and moved to Canada at a young age. It wasn’t until the middle of his high school years that he returned to India to attend a boarding school. Then in 2010, he began his first year in the business program at Tyndale, while his parents moved to Chicago.
"I was a ‘pseudo’ international student that didn’t have family around or a lot of connections so the Tyndale community meant a lot to me," he says. "If I didn’t have those long talks with people in the Katimavik student lounge, who knows where I’d be today."
Another aspect he appreciated about the business program was learning from experienced professors who were experts in their field. "The quality of the faculty was incredible," says Nick. "They were people who were very successful in the secular world, the finance world, and were teaching us from the biblical context."
Today, Nick is an associate investment advisor with iA Private Wealth in Oakville, Ontario. Together, he and his mentor, another Christian business owner, provide a faith-focused practice that encourages biblical stewardship. He also serves as a worship leader, elder, and contributing member of the Finance Advisory Committee at his church.
Tyndale prepared me to build relationships with people and talk to them beyond the numbers. For example, explaining some of the life stages and hardships they may go through and finding out how we can come alongside."
"Tyndale prepared me to build relationships with people and talk to them beyond the numbers." Nick Lall (BA 2015)
"At Tyndale, it may be called a pastoral care or a counselor kind of relationship. We, in finance, are putting on that hat of pastoral care as well. It always starts with a finance problem, but there is usually a deeper purpose of money to be uncovered."