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Jade Addai

Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
University of Toronto (Honours Bachelor of Arts)
Class of 2024

t is impossible to know the outcome of every decision you make as no one can predict the future. All we can do is face life one step at a time. Obtaining an MBA is one of those steps that has the potential to impact the trajectory of your career path and life, not only because of the nature of the degree, but because of the people you will meet from the four walls of a classroom to intense networking events. For me, this was an opportunity that I could not miss and a step I was passionate to take.

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

  • Brand Marketing – Royal Bank of Canada

Why DeGroote?

DeGroote has cultivated a culture geared to the success of its students. This is clear through the many options DeGroote has made available to pursue an MBA. For this reason, I chose to continue my studies here. Through the co-op program, I am able to equip myself with the tools needed to build my career both in the classroom and in the workplace. The opportunities available for networking throughout the program were also a deciding factor for me. I find that an MBA is a diverse degree which can help to open many doors despite your educational background. I believe that obtaining an MBA will help to differentiate my candidacy as I start my career options.

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

To anyone considering an MBA from DeGroote, I would tell them that this is one of the best decisions you can make regarding your education and career. The connections and friendships that you make will help to not only build your resume, but character. Get involved, work hard, and enjoy the process.

Extra Curricular Involvement at DeGroote MBA

  • Women’s Varsity Basketball
  • DeGroote x Motionball
  • MBA Student Ambassador