AAngela McDonald

I came to the Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business because ...

of the strong sense of support and community that was apparent from my very first interaction with the school. Everyone I spoke with from Smith, beginning with my application advisor and continuing into the academic year with instructors, coaches, and administration staff have demonstrated Smith’s values of teamwork and excellence. Everyone has been so willing to help wherever they can. Smith’s academic reputation speaks for itself, but I was especially attracted to the Smith MBA because of its innovative approach to learning through teamwork.

Coming from a healthcare background, I have witnessed the volume and quality of work that teams can achieve and I am impressed that the Smith School of Business has been able to apply this to business education.

I would advise my past-self and future applicants to take a leap of faith and seek growth outside of their comfort zone. It is easy to find oneself in a rut; however, it is important to recognize the right time to seek a new challenge. During this year at Smith, I am trying to improve my leadership and communication skills to complement my background in science and healthcare to maximize the impact I will be able to make in the future.

  • Hometown: Beaverton, Ontario
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Prior Industry: Healthcare (Medical Imaging)
  • Career Focus: TBD
AAngela McDonald

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