Avneet Bhasin

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
University of Toronto (Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience)
Class of 2024

Learning from my peers about what inspires them to pursue their unique goals only further motivates me to be open-minded about the potential careers and industries in which I may find my future career.

Why DeGroote?

Coming from a science background, I knew I wanted to attend a business school that celebrated the diversity of my education and saw it as an advantage. DeGroote’s community and talent pool is unlike any other, and they are a leader in fostering careers within the healthcare industry; these reasons all made DeGroote the obvious choice!

Why an MBA?

I always felt like there was something missing from my academic journey, which was heavily focused on theory and research. Pursuing an MBA allowed me to fill that gap in my healthcare background, becoming the medium that allowed me to turn my theoretical experience into real-life applications with the potential to solve actual problems. Growing my business acumen has been a rewarding experience, alongside developing my network and professional skills which will help me prepare for my future career!

What surprised you about DeGroote?

The DeGroote community is diverse in so many ways! Not only is there diversity in the student body’s professional and academic experiences, but also in their ambitions. Learning from my peers about what inspires them to pursue their unique goals only further motivates me to be open-minded about the potential careers and industries in which I may find my future career. These diverse ambitions offered me so many insights on how I can also make the most of my MBA journey and is one of the most refreshing aspects of studying at DeGroote!

What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?

Don’t overthink, it’s time to just do it!

What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?

The highlight of my DeGroote experience thus far was meeting my best friend! We initially connected during a summer MBA Mixer and coincidentally crossed paths again during our search for housing and became roommates. Since then, we have grown our friendship and have made countless memories together!

If it hadn’t been for the DeGroote MBA, it’s crazy to think we would have never met!

Aside from being an MBA Student Ambassador, what other extra-curricular activities have you been involved with while at DeGroote?

  • President, Health Services Management Association (HSMA)

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I am a hiking and nature enthusiast, however, I am easily scared off by insects and bears.