Narges Karami

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
Simon Fraser University (Bachelor of Health Science)
Class of 2024

An MBA was the perfect way to enhance my career. Coming from a health sciences background, I had gaps in my knowledge and experience that were preventing me from achieving the career goals I aspired to. Pursuing an MBA allowed me to differentiate myself, build my professional network and diversify my expertise.

Why DeGroote?

DeGroote gave me the opportunity to challenge myself academically, gain valuable work experience and expand my leadership skills. The three co-op terms are what initially drew me to the program. It’s allowed me to¬†explore different career paths in different industries in order to find the one that’s right for me.

Why an MBA?

An MBA was the perfect way to enhance my career. Coming from a health sciences background, I had gaps in my knowledge and experience that were preventing me from achieving the career goals I aspired to. Pursuing an MBA allowed me to differentiate myself, build my professional network and diversify my expertise.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

The willingness among students, faculty and alumni to support one another! Everyone is willing to take time out of their day to help you out. Whether it’s regarding coursework, co-ops or otherwise, there’s a strong sense of camaraderie at DeGroote.

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

Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Get involved and start networking early!!

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

The people and the community! It’s been great connecting with and learning from so many fantastic people in this program.

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

  • VP Marketing & Communications, Health Services Management Association

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love hiking!