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Hope Harnack

Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
McMaster University (Honours Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology)
Class of 2024

In my last year of undergrad I became exposed to the healthcare administration industry through a placement in patient safety at the McMaster Children's Hospital. I enjoyed the strategic, administration level of healthcare and knew that I wanted to pursue it further in my graduate studies and professional career. The MBA has also made me a more well-rounded student and professional, thanks to the diverse curriculum and rich extracurricular opportunities.

Work Experience during the DeGroote MBA (Co-op or Summer Internship)

  • Project Analyst, Project AMPLIFI – St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Why DeGroote?

I had just graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster and was looking to pivot into the healthcare administration industry. As a young professional, I appreciated DeGroote’s commitment to providing students with first-hand industry experience through the co-op program. DeGroote’s strong connections in the healthcare sector provided me with the knowledge and network I needed in order to enter the field and be successful.

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

Never hold yourself back from trying something new out of fear of failure. The MBA program at DeGroote is a great opportunity to explore new areas and learn what interests you. You just need to be confident in yourself and your abilities and step out of your comfort zone.

Extra Curricular Involvement at DeGroote MBA

  • Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Varsity Track
  • Cross Country
  • MBA Student Ambassador