FX Sales Trader, MUFG Bank
MBA '20, Ivey Business School
In my seven years of experience in financial markets, sitting in front-office positions of global banks and working in complex cross-border transactions across the globe, I had reached a point in my career where I felt the MBA would be critical to achieve my next career goals: relocate to Canada, change function within the financial services industry, and gain the skillset and network necessary to advance my career.
Ivey was the one and only school to which I applied. It fit my priorities in terms of location, ranking and placement data. However, what really set it apart from other potential schools was the caring and thoughtful interactions I had with the school’s recruiting team since the initial contact. By the time I had my campus visit a couple of months later, I was sure that Ivey had the ethos that I would be proud to represent throughout my career; one that is not only about shaping great professional talents, but also about building strong character.
Although I am passionate and focused on financial roles, one of the best parts about the MBA program is that, at this point, I can see myself in multiple career positions in the future. I could be working in financial services, I could partner with a classmate on a new venture, or, it could be something different altogether. No matter which path I pursue, what I know for sure is that I am developing the right business acumen and necessary tools to be successful in any sort of managerial role.
Three months into the program, I can confidently say that my biggest accomplishment is establishing a solid circle of connections with the other candidates in the cohort. Coming from a distant country (Brazil), where I left family, friends and professional connections, it was paramount to quickly establish a network of support to exchange ideas, share concerns and help one another. I can easily see potential work colleagues, business partners and lifelong friends in this newly formed network.
- Bachelor of International Relations (Universidade de São Paulo)