MSc IB 2017
After recently graduating from the Sauder School of Business at The University of British Columbia (UBC), I began to work at my own start-up in the private medical sector providing ultrasound services to a variety of clients. Starting the company in my sophomore year, and continuing it for some time, I decided that I wanted to get a more in-depth management education after my undergrad. I knew that Ivey provided some of the best and most unique approaches to formal management training and knew that it was a place I wanted to be after consulting various professors, family, and friends. After considering many schools in the USA and Europe, I decided that I could immensely benefit from Ivey’s dedication to Case-Method Learning and decided to apply six months after obtaining my initial undergraduate degree. Here I was deciding to head back to school whilst my college friends were starting their “new adult life and jobs.” I wasn’t sure if I had made the right choice at the time, but after one year settling in and learning more than I could have ever imagined, Ivey has proven to be gratifying in its own right.
Thus far, Ivey has exceeded all of my expectations in terms of the quality of education, the goal-oriented classmates, and the variety of training the school emphasizes whether it be networking or job-hunting. Every day, Ivey presents a new challenge that I look forward to tackling and discussing with classmates. By using its Case-Method Learning for each and every class, I have seen myself improve both personally and intellectually. Showing up to class aware of political and business world news has made me more aware and knowledgeable about what is happening in and outside of the classroom.
Consequently, my favorite Ivey experience has definitely been the Ivey Global Lab (IGL) experience where I was fortunate enough to partake in a 10-week internship in India, in which I helped a company strategically leverage its regulation. Although the day-work was very demanding, the majority of my learning came from the things and places I was able to experience outside the office. Throwing myself in a new and challenging environment was wonderful as I was able to come out of my shell and really explore what India had to offer. Throughout the experience, I had the pleasure of forming strong friendships and bonds with colleagues and classmates the classroom would never have been able to offer.
After Ivey, I hope to enter the financial services/corporate consulting sector in a multitude of facets working in either asset management or management consulting. I believe that Ivey has and will continue to prepare me towards an exciting career in which I can help both public, private, and government sectors achieve socio-economic and environmental growth.
- Bachelor of Commerce, Sauder School of Business at UBC
- CTL Professional Designation (Certified in Transportation and Logistics)