Previous University: Western University
Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies
Q: What were you looking for when considering graduate programs?
A: I was looking for a very interactive learning experience. I was interested in finding a one-of-a-kind program to make my own. When I heard about D'Amore-McKim, I immediately became interested and impressed by the student-professor relationship. I found the professors supportive and helpful as I navigated the program and potential career options. I think the main reason I chose to pursue the MS in Management (MS x) program was the stackability aspect. This program sets students up to apply what they've learned and build towards their MBA.
Q: How would you describe your experience as a part-time student?
A: My experience as a student in the MS x program has been incredibly enriching, I've met so many unique and interesting people. Whether I am in the classroom or chatting with peers, I find myself learning and picking up so much information. This has made my experience feel super well-rounded and immersive. I feel that this community is super collaborative, and I often receive advice and guidance from fellow students and professors. This experience is invaluable.
Q: What concentration are you pursuing, and what inspired you to do so?
A: I am pursuing a corporate finance concentration. I have always loved numbers, and my undergraduate degree was in finance. The MS x degree sets students up well to pursue their MBA, and because I am ultimately interested in doing that, I felt that pairing the MS x with a corporate finance concentration gave me the best of both worlds. When I arrived at Northeastern, I developed a great relationship with my academic advisor, and they helped me maximize the flexibility of this program. In addition to the core curriculum, I am adding the corporate finance concentration to reflect my interests in finance.
Q: What is your favorite part of the MS x program?
A: One amazing aspect of this program is the flexibility and personalization opportunities. I built a schedule that works for me each term and I can both work and take classes. I love that I can select classes I am interested in and make this program my own. I've really been able to personalize my time in the program and pick a concentration that I am passionate about. Throughout this experience, my academic advisor has been very accessible, they helped me work through building my timeline and selecting classes that interest me.
Q: What advice would you share with future students?
A: Don't be afraid to ask for help. Use the people around you and allow them to help guide you. They have so much knowledge to share and want to help you. Don't hesitate to ask questions, talk with your professors and classmates, and participate in class.