Sachia Grogan

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

I chose to do my MBA because I wanted to pivot from nursing into business. I knew this degree would allow me to do that, while learning the essential knowledge and gaining the experiences needed to transition into a new field.

Why DeGroote?

I chose DeGroote primarily because of its coop program. As I was hoping to do a transition in my career, I felt that the coop experiences would be valuable to my pivot to gain industry knowledge and boost my resume. By attending a couple of the information sessions, I also realized that the school had a very supportive and growth-oriented culture, which I knew I wanted to be a part of.

Why an MBA?

I chose to do my MBA because I wanted to pivot from nursing into business. I knew this degree would allow me to do that, while learning the essential knowledge and gaining the experiences needed to transition into a new field.

What surprised you about DeGroote?

Everyone is like family – your fellow classmates and faculty care about each other deeply and want to see you succeed. I know I always have the support I need to grow both academically and professionally.

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

Be open-minded and willing to grow because there are limitless opportunities ā€“ I did not know that I would transition into finance when I started the program, but the coop stream allowed me try different fields and find what Iā€™m truly passionate about.

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

The people ā€“ both the faculty and student body have been like family since day one, even when we were virtual. I have made an amazing network and found some life-long friends throughout this experience.

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

  • Case Competitions (DISC, Stock Pitch)
  • Student Ambassador
  • DeGroote Leader

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love putting IKEA furniture together!