Grande-Digue, New Brunswick, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
Acadia University (Economics)
Business Analyst, Whirlpool Corporation
Class of 2021
We are competitive but everyone supports each other throughout the term and during job search as well.
The co-op program! Although I had work experience, I didn’t feel like I had gained the necessary skills to advance in my career. I also wanted to have a career in supply chain but I did not have any experience in the field
Why an MBA?
After graduating, I worked several years in the banking and insurance industry. I wasn’t passionate about my work. After researching and networking, I discovered that supply chain would be a great fit for myself, so I decided to change career. I needed extra skills and an MBA offered exactly what I was seeking.
What surprised you about DeGroote?
How friendly the staff and students are! We are competitive but everyone supports each other throughout the term and during job search as well.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?
When applying for co-ops, apply to different fields! You never know what could peak your interest during an interview. All experiences earned during the co-ops is never lost.
What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?
A bit different but the night before our last exam in our first semester. A group of student, who had been studying together for the past two weeks, decided to do a spontaneous Christmas dinner at the Ron Joyce Centre. We ordered Swiss Chalet, got flowers, drew a Christmas tree and played Christmas music.
Tell us one fun fact about you!
I speak three languages!
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