What’s on your bedside table right now?
My iPhone, to help me keep track of my schedule and all the things I need to do, and the book for Operations course The Goal by Eli Goldratt.
How do you manage stress (i.e. sports, exercise, meditation)?
I try to make sure I have some “me” time every week whether that’s just sitting in front of the TV watching some sports or catching up on my favorite shows. I make sure it’s something where I can just relax and not think about school or work.
What is the most significant thing you’ve learned at Ivey?
It’s hard to narrow it down but I would say learning about different industries. Through all the cases, learning team and class discussions, I have had the opportunity to learn about and get exposure to many different industries that I would not have had to opportunity to. It has helped me increase my knowledge and bring these learnings back into my current role.
What’s been the most surprising aspect of the Executive MBA journey to date?
Being able to get through everything. I was really worried about balancing work, school and my personal life and wasn’t sure how I was going to do it. There is lots of reading, cases, projects, assignments etc. but getting into a good routine and schedule has enabled me to really manage everything. When you set goals for yourself every week and take it one day at a time, it’s surprising how much you can get done and how quickly the program goes by.