- Bachelor of Management and Organization Studies, Western University
In 2014, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Management and Organizational Studies with a concentration in Finance from Western University. Upon graduation, I worked as the National Procurement Intern at Mercedes Benz Corporate Head Office in Toronto. Working for one of the world’s premier luxury automotive companies was a profound experience that showed me the importance of cross-cultural interactions and of understanding the global marketplace. Although my undergrad equipped me with a strong quantitative and analytical foundation, I knew that I needed to fine-tune my professional skill-set in order to become a successful international manager. At Ivey I’ve learned about a range of subjects from joint ventures to innovation from world class professors. By using the case-based method we learn how to think strategically in ambiguous business situations and how to lead in various team settings. Ivey teaches you both the technical and soft skills needed in every business situation, and I believe that this will allow me to shine in the real world.
After six months of working post-graduation from Western, I realized that I wanted to go back to school to obtain my Master’s degree in business. The biggest challenge I faced when researching business schools was that most programs require at least three years of professional experience, which I was lacking. Not only was the MSc program direct entry, but its international focus and experiential learning methods were the unique selling point for me. No other business program offered an international practicum and consulting project in the world’s fastest growing economy. The program’s duration was also beneficial to me because I could jump back into the workforce with an exceptional skillset in less than one and a half years. In addition to the program’s distinct features, Ivey is globally recognized as Canada’s premier business school, so I knew the calibre of students in my cohort would be elite and would challenge me to be my best.