Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
Western University (Bachelor of Engineering), University of Toronto (Master of Engineering)
Class of 2024
Being one of only a few schools in Canada that offers a co-op program, this option provides the unique balance between theoretical classroom knowledge and applied real-world experience through three different work placements – a valuable opportunity for someone looking to gain industry experience.
Work Experience during the DeGroote MBA (Co-op or Summer Internship)
- Associate Director Intern (Real Estate Markets) – Royal Bank of Canada
- Enterprise Real Estate Project Coordinator – TD Bank
- Project Manager – Royal Bank of Canada
With the strong combination of school reputation, program structure, and geographic location, I found DeGroote to offer the ideal balance to best suit my personal and professional development goals. Being one of only a few schools in Canada that offers a co-op program, this option provides the unique balance between theoretical classroom knowledge and applied real-world experience through three different work placements – a valuable opportunity for someone looking to gain industry experience.
Why an MBA?
Coming from a Civil Engineering background, I felt that an MBA degree would best help diversify my skillset in creating a well-rounded combination of both technical and business knowledge – helping open as many opportunities in the future as possible. In pursuing an MBA, this program has not only allowed me to expand my understanding of the content covered by the curriculum but has also equipped me with important business acumen and tools that can help distinguish oneself within the professional environment.
What surprised you about DeGroote?
I was personally surprised with how supportive and welcoming the DeGroote community was – the students, alumni, faculty, and administration! It’s an incredibly encouraging and collaborative environment, which not only creates a positive atmosphere to develop and learn but also makes the program an enjoyable experience.
What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?
Don’t be afraid to reach out and connect with us – as DeGroote Ambassadors, we are all more than happy to help ensure that you have the information needed to best equip you in making your decision for pursuing an MBA.
What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?
Aside from the skills and knowledge gained from the courses taken so far, a significant highlight of my DeGroote experience has been the connections that I have made in the program. With such a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences, there are endless opportunities to work with and learn from such an incredible group of individuals within the academic, professional, and social environment.
Extra Curricular Involvement at DeGroote MBA
- MBA Games
- Pitching in for Charity
- MBA Student Ambassador
Tell us one fun fact about you!
I am an avid golfer and always up for a challenge!
Meet Our MBA
Markham, Ontario, Canada
McMaster University (Bachelor of Science, Chemistry)