Sachia Grogan

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Full-time with Co-op
Western University (Nursing)
Class of 2023

Why DeGroote?

Apart from the brilliant academic setting of the DeGroote School of Business, the classroom diversity (i.e. people from different countries and backgrounds) has created an environment conducive to growth and aids in the development of an individual’s personality. DeGroote has provided me with invaluable industrial interface and equipped me with the skills needed to give me a competitive edge.

Why an MBA?

An MBA will assist me by honing my presence and developing new skills, thereby helping me attain my vision of leading an enterprise successfully. The aim is to improvise and execute the learning with a structured plan and contribute significantly towards transforming a business in the future.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

DeGroote took me by a surprise with its smooth delivery of the course during a pandemic. As the entire world adopted new techniques in the education world, DeGroote did a great job with how it accommodated different time zones for its students for classes. I believe the admin, professors, and students have been extremely supportive and understanding during this time.

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

Connect with current students and alumni and you’ll see how helpful everyone is despite being in a competitive environment . This is such a great plus point of the DeGroote School Of Business and is what is the most unique about it as a B-School.

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

It has to be Dr. Milena Head’s class for cases. I had the chance to take her class in the first year and she is a great asset to the school. She is absolutely amazing at what she does. Her class has been the highlight for me at the DeGroote School of Business.

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

  • Student Relations Director, MBA Association
  • Team Lead, DeGroote Peer Prep Program

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I have been a dancer for about 8 years – have learned Indian classical dancing, Jazz, and Contemporary professionally.