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Get to Know the MSc Association Executive Class of 2020

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  • Mar 12, 2019
Get to Know the MSc Association Executive Class of 2020

MSc Association Executive

The role of the MSc Association (MScA) in the MSc in Management Program is very important, as it allows for our current students to be involved within the Ivey Community and to have the opportunity to build a unique identity with each incoming class.

The MScA is made up of an executive team consisting of seven current Ivey MSc students in the positions of: President, VP Finance, VP Internal, VP External, VP International Business, VP Business Analytics, and CEMS Club President. The MScA is governed by a commitment to the following three responsibilities:

Mission Statement of the MScA

  1. Internal: Foster an environment that promotes the development of strong social and professional relationships among students in the program, including each term of CEMS exchange students.
  2. External: Work to consistently increase the reputation and awareness of the MSc program. This includes outreach activities on behalf of the class, as well as the fostering of opportunities for direct relationship-building between the MSc class, HBA and MBA programs, alumni, and external institutions.  
  3. Administrative: Build the infrastructure/processes required to communicate effectively with the class and administration. These processes operate in both directions: from the class to administration and vice-versa. The council will be welcoming to all opinions and ideas.  

MSc Association Executive Profiles and Q&A

Nitasha Rose Asdhir, President

Program stream: International Business

Undergrad stream: BMOS, Honours Specialization in Consumer Behaviour

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

As MScA President, I ultimately hope to leave my peers with lasting memories and meaningful relationships. To accomplish this, I will use my role in the MScA to plan several social and professional events and to create diverse opportunities for student involvement. Even after graduation, I want to do as much as I can to ensure that our cohort stays a tight-knit community. Oh, and one more thing… #NappingPods2019.

What is your favourite quote?

“On the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life” – Will Smith.

What do you get on your pizza?

Anything but pineapples. I’m not crazy.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

Steve Carell, but only in character as Michael Scott from The Office.

 

Shiv Khanna, VP Finance

Program stream: Business Analytics

Undergrad stream: Accounting and Finance at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

Being an international student, I want to host immersion socials that bring together the international community. I will also strive to collaborate with the career management office to mentor the community. Honing and polishing the softer networking and recruiting skills will be vital going forward.

What is your favourite quote?

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

I have a two-fold belief. First, that every action of ours is a reflection of our values. Second, we always control outcomes and should hold only ourselves accountable for the same. With strong values and accountability, we can reflect and continually grow into our best versions and have a positive impact on those around us.

What do you get on your pizza?

Black Olives, Chicken, and Caramelized Onions with a dash of Jalapeños.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

Pep Guardiola, the manager of English soccer team Manchester City. I would love to learn about his philosophy on life, soccer, and motivation.

Kristopher Kalhs, VP International Business

Program stream: International Business

Undergrad stream: H.BSc in Chemistry, Western University

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

I hope to create good memories with my whole class and add value that will last even after graduation!

What is your favourite quote?

Work hard play hard I guess.

What do you get on your pizza?

I get all the meats.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

I would have dinner with Mitch.

Michael Cao, VP Business Analytics

Program stream: Business Analytics

Undergrad stream: HBA

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

My goal is to give every BA student the opportunity to leave the program with some lasting relationships.

What is your favourite quote?

“I believe that life is a process of continuous change and a constant struggle to make that change one for the better.” – Lee Kuan Yew, Former Prime Minister of Singapore

What do you get on your pizza?

Pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

Bill Gates, not only for his philanthropic endeavors, which I admire, but also because his optimism that the world is changing for the better is like a beacon of light for me in a cloudy storm of negativity around the world.

Holly Einhorn, VP External

Program stream: International Business

Undergrad stream: HSP in Criminology

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

As VP External, part of my responsibility is developing relationships with the broader London community to enhance the student experience and build the MSc brand. The MSc student body has a unique opportunity as a collective to positively impact the societies in which we live and work. I hope to build strong relationships with external organizations to give MSc students the opportunity to contribute to the community and lead by example. With these practices, I hope to empower future MSc cohorts to practise philanthropy and demonstrate the power of diverse innovative teams working as a collective.

What is your favourite quote?

“Great moments are born from great opportunity.” – Herb Brookes

What do you get on your pizza?

Pineapple — there I said it.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

Oprah Winfrey.

Felicia Best, VP Internal (Current) 

Program stream: International Business

Undergrad stream: Geography

What do you hope to accomplish with the MScA?

With the MScA, I hope to create memorable opportunities and experiences for all my fellow colleagues, which will bring us together and strengthen our diverse network over the short 16 months we have together.

What is your favourite quote?

“Life’s what you make it, so let’s make it rock!”

What do you get on your pizza?

Tomato, feta, and sausage.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?

Jonah Hill, or the cast of Riverdale.

 

Christina Ly, VP Internal (January 2019)

Program stream: International Business

Undergrad stream: Business Management and Organizational Studies, specialization in accounting

What do you hope to accomplish?

To create long-lasting memories of the great student life for every MSc student. 

What’s your favorite quote?

“Watch your thoughts, they become words;
watch your words, they become actions;
watch your actions, they become habits;
watch your habits, they become character;
watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” - Frank Outlaw

What do you get on your pizza?

Pepperoni, mushrooms, and green peppers.

If you could have dinner with any celebrity who would it be?

Ellen DeGeneres

 

 

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