Kelly Long

Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada
Full-time
McMaster University (Bachelor of Science, Nursing)
Class of 2024

As a proud McMaster alum, I already loved the community feel, student diversity, and research-intensive focus at the university. The ‘Education with Purpose’ vision, combined with the outstanding co-op program and supportive environment, led me to pursue my education at DeGroote.

Why DeGroote?

As a proud McMaster alum, I already loved the community feel, student diversity, and research-intensive focus at the university. The ‘Education with Purpose’ vision, combined with the outstanding co-op program and supportive environment, led me to pursue my education at DeGroote.

Why an MBA?

An MBA will provide me with the education and experience to meet my professional goals by combining my passion for healthcare with practical business skills to drive positive and sustainable change in our healthcare system.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

I was surprised by how much I have learned outside the classroom from my peers, professors, and mentors. These refined leadership, teamwork, and interpersonal skills have empowered me, and I know they will continue to enhance my professional career.

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

My one piece of advice is to step outside of your comfort zone – I believe that challenging yourself can lead to some of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences!

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

The highlight of my experience so far was when I competed at the MBA Games as a representative on the DeGroote School of Business Team. It was an incredible and fun experience to meet, collaborate, and learn from other students while representing DeGroote in the spirit and athletic categories!

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

  • MBA Games Team, Competitor 2022
  • MBA Student Ambassador 2022

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love camping and canoe tripping – Killarney and Algonquin are two of my favourite parks to explore, but I am always looking for recommendations!