Sarah Gobeil

Sarah Gobeil ('22)

As I was nearing the end of my undergraduate studies, I knew that I needed a change in my educational and professional trajectory. After receiving an email from Smith about the GDB program and doing some research, completing the GDB became my number one priority. From the very start of the application process, I realized that the Smith School of Business really is one of a kind. The conversations I had with my application advisor, program manager, and program director gave me the knowledge and confidence I needed to start the intensive four months with my best foot forward.

The GDB experience is one that I consider invaluable. The breadth of courses that are completed over the program with a focus on real-world applications is an academic opportunity that is unique to Smith. The team-based learning environment taught me how to work effectively with diverse personalities. Within the classroom, professors are keen to ensure each student understands the material. Their compassionate approach to instructing allowed me to thrive academically without any prior business knowledge. Having access to the Career Advancement Centre enhanced my time in the program further as the coaches provided unparalleled expertise in every industry I was interested in exploring.

For students interested in pursuing the GDB, I would highly recommend making the investment. The program opened doors that I did not know existed, set me up for success in the workplace, and gave me incredible friendships. It is a commitment that will benefit you more than you could expect.

  • Undergraduate institution: Queen's University
  • Undergraduate Field of Study: BSc Life Sciences
  • Current Position: Program Coordinator, Smith School of Business
ASarah Gobeil

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