Full-time MBA Blog

Musical MBA student makes the link between jazz and business

Posted By: Hanif Shariff on November 04, 2019

I grew up studying classical and jazz piano and then began singing and picking up some other instruments along the way. Music has provided me with some incredible life experiences and performance opportunities. There are so many similarities between jazz and business: communication, collaboration, ability to adapt in real time, and creation of structure and form.

An engineer gets her MBA. Next up: helping the planet

Posted By: Carolina Quesada Fonseca on October 15, 2019

The Costa Rica MBA Scholarship opened the doors for me to fulfil a dream. Otherwise, I would not have had the opportunity to live this MBA experience at Smith School of Business. The feeling I had when I received the scholarship was like winning the lottery. Now that I am in the last stage of the program, I know that doing the Smith MBA was the right decision. Without a doubt, this has been the most challenging and rewarding experience of my life.

Nova Scotia artist sets her sights on non-traditional consulting career

Posted By: Chloe O'Brien on September 18, 2019

I grew up in Amherst, Nova Scotia, a small town of 9,000 people. My undergrad was in fine art. Creativity and challenging convention are some of the core concepts in a fine arts practice, both of which help define innovation. Innovation is necessary in keeping a business competitive and sustainable in the long-term.

Smith Scholar brings his A-Game

Posted By: Andrew Lue on August 27, 2019

The CFL exposed me to a lot of unique experiences that have been beneficial to me during my MBA. Most notably, I developed skills in strategy and communication, and I learned to thrive in ambiguous situations.

Olympic medalist and Game Plan athlete, Megan Lukan, launches new career to empower and enlighten

Posted By: Megan Lukan on August 07, 2019

I have always loved sports – pushing myself to be the best athlete I can be. Now my passions are changing and I want to empower others to believe that they can accomplish anything they set their minds to. I want people to realize how capable they are.