David Wu


David Wu, BA

Representative of Primerica

Tupper Graduate, Class of 2007

Career – Quick Facts

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1. Tell us about yourself!

I am a loving husband to my wife Dorothy Wu. We met at Playland while we were working there during high school. I asked her to marry me in 2014 and we got married in 2016. Three years later, we gave birth to our daughter Abigail Zoe Wu. I have always wanted to help people when I was growing up. Policing was something I was pursuing at the time but as I got more serious about building a family, I was more concerned about being there for them as opposed to putting my life at risk. Today, I enjoy every moment with them and at the same time, enjoy building my current business.

2. Why did you pursue your profession?

I was introduced to Primerica through my best friend Michael Suezo who I met in grade 8 when we started at Tupper. I fell in love with what we did for families, which was to provide education about personal finances. At the same time, we give people an opportunity to make additional income on a spare-time/part-time basis.

3. What do you like about your profession?

I love meeting new people and finding out how I can help them with what they are struggling with in regards to their personal finances and their financial goals. The most fulfilling part is to be a part of people’s goals when they achieve them. The fun part is the journey that we take together to get them to their goals.

4. Tell us about some negatives of your career?

This business requires a lot of discipline and self-motivation which was something that was not taught in school. I am grateful for the mentorship I have within this company.

5. What’s a typical work day like for you?

Manager’s meetings in the morning. Lunch. Phone calls and meeting new people throughout the day. 16 hours days typically from 6-7 days. Everyone’s hours can vary depending on their drive and goals.

6. What characteristics are ideal for someone pursuing this career?

They have to be motivated, ambitious, and have to want more out of life.

7. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being a part of our clients lives when they hit goals, struggle through challenges, and being there every step of the way.

8. Describe the academic path to your profession.

There really isn’t any. I had to take 2 Provincial license exams and the courses were provided by the company. No other education is necessary. Just the habit of studying for those exams.

9. What about non-academic requirements?

People skills are the only thing that is required outside of the licenses.

10. Any advice for students pursing your profession?

Learn and build this business part-time. The worst thing I’ve seen someone go through in this profession is getting an education on personal finances.

11. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger high school-self?

Develop good habits that lead to success. Example – always be early, lead by example, be the person you want people to have as a friend.

Can students contact you with questions?

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