Gayatri Sharma

Brampton, Ontario, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
McMaster University (Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting)
Class of 2024

The MBA is more than just a degree, it becomes a lifestyle that fosters professional growth and strong relationships!

Why DeGroote?

After completing my Bachelor of Commerce from DeGroote and having had a fulfilling experience, I immediately knew I wanted to continue my academic journey at DeGroote!

More importantly, coming from an accounting background, I recognized that I wanted to pivot my career to a different industry and field. The co-op option offered at DeGroote was the best option for me as I would be able to gain valuable experience over the course of my MBA!

Why an MBA?

I decided to do an MBA to pivot away from my previous career field of Accounting, and have the opportunity to gain diverse experience through the 3 co-op terms offered, while finding something I can be passionate about! Additionally, the MBA is an amazing way to help expand my network and grow alongside like-minded individuals!

What surprised you about DeGroote?

DeGroote’s student community is unmatched! Everyone has a welcoming demeanor which makes it easy to build valuable friendships and connections with your peers. The MBA is more than just a degree, it becomes a lifestyle that fosters professional growth and strong relationships!

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

If you believe you’re ready for your MBA journey, don’t doubt yourself—it’s time to apply!

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

The highlight of 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 DeGroote MBA, it’s crazy to think we would never have met!

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

  • EDI Working Committee
  • Pitching in For Charity Competition

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love taking on DIY projects! I often enjoy fixing things around the house and working on renovations in my free time!