Follow Pat Tenneriello, Director at The MBA Tour, Inside Campus #INSIDECAMPUS as he visits business schools across the United States and Canada.
Pat graduated with an MBA from McGill University in 2012. As Director at The MBA Tour, Pat manages client relations in North America and Europe as well as leads events in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Canada and the US.
After completing my West Coast US visits, I was excited to head up the Canadian west coast to Vancouver. My first stop in Vancouver was the Segal Graduate School at Simon Fraser University's Beedie School of Business, located right in the heart of the city. SFU Beedie is the largest business school in Western Canada, along with being the first business school in Canada to offer an Executive MBA (EMBA) program.
Pictured above: Jeff Nehajowich, Sharon Hummel, John Pigeon, and Mario De Greiff
I had a great meeting with the Beedie team: Jeff Nehajowich - Manager of Graduate Programs, Sharon Hummel - Student Recruiter, John Pigeon - Student Recruiter, and Mario De Greiff - International Student Recruiter at The Beedie School of Business. After our meeting, we headed downstairs in the Graduate School's main building for a nice photo opp.
Located right in the heart of Vancouver, The Beedie School of Business has a lot to offer its students. Vancouver is home to a growing number of start-up companies, and many students become involved in that community, both during their MBA and after. Exploring campus, I was able to catch a glimpse of the student life that characterizes SFU Beedie.
Fun Facts About Student Life at SFU Beedie:
- Beedie MBA students are very involved on campus and in the classroom! Recently, students introduced "Lunch 'n' Learn," a series of lunchtime lectures delivered by students about industry topics they have experience in.
- Students are also known for their innovative drive and entrepreneurial spirit. RADIUS, a social innovation lab and incubator based at the Beedie School, partners with nonprofits, pre-revenue startups, and early-stage ventures that will have a social impact at their core.
- Research is an integral part of the Beedie School of Business. The school is consistently top-ranked for its contributions to research in globalizaton, innovation and technology, sustainability, and more!
Hear from MBA student Rachelle Hay on what attracted her to the SFU Beedie MBA program at the Segal Graduate School: