Three recent graduates from Ivey Business School reflect on their time spent at Ivey, why they ultimately chose Ivey Business School, and how they feel better prepared for their future careers as a result.
How did You choose the right MBA Program?
“I seriously started researching the different business schools two years before I applied to Ivey, and that really helped me figure out which is the right school, which is the right fit for me. I attended different university career fairs, MBA career fairs, I had the opportunity to talk to several people who graduated from the program and I also talked to recruiters from those schools to figure out what the program was like and the application process was. And when it came down to it there are three reasons I ended up selecting Ivey.”
The case-based method
It is a one year program
The Alumni network
What resources does Ivey provide to prepare you for your future career?
“In the beginning we started off with resume and cover letter writing workshops, where we were assigned a specific career management individual, that helped us edit every single part of that resume. For the cover letter a similar thing happened. After that came Get Connected. They actually took us to Toronto for a whole week and got us acquainted with the alumni in companies in our interests for our future career. We actually got the opportunity to visit various firms and even do mock interviews with our potential employers. These are all alumni networks who are volunteering to expand our Ivey network.”
What is your favorite classroom experience?
“I would have to say it would be the case studies. So we are about half way done our program and we have done almost 200 cases so far. So Ivey touts itself to have a case study method learning aspect and I can fully attest to that. In the beginning of the course it was all individual subject learning with accounting, finance, macro economics, but right now, halfway through, I can fully attest that the lightbulb has gone off, that everything is integrated together. So the full case study method integrated learning aspect of what Ivey has to offer.”