ABruce Wan

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

I wanted to challenge myself. For me, the hardest part was deciding whether I should enter an MBA program or not. It took me a full year to push myself out of my comfort zone and to embrace the change. Being an engineer with over seven years of experience of working in a very focused industry sector, I was not sure if an MBA was the right investment or if it would provide the effective career boost that I was seeking. Speaking to a Smith alumnus helped to clear my mind. I realized that I wasn’t alone in this situation. Many people had similar questions and concerns before entering the Smith MBA program and emerged ever so successfully.

The second phase of the decision-making process was formulating a career trajectory beyond the MBA. The best advice I have ever gotten over the application process was from a Smith advisor at an MBA recruitment event: the MBA title should not be the ultimate goal of this experience. The focus should be on what I wanted to achieve throughout my career. An MBA should be a stepping stone to reach that objective.

After completing my first two phases, surprisingly enough, the decision to select where to go for the MBA was easy. Business is about people, quality genuine people. I had the best experience interacting with staff at Smith School of Business throughout the application process. With its tightly-knitted alumni network, long-standing world-class reputation, and fast-track, team-oriented approach, the Smith MBA at Queen’s University was the obvious choice for me.

  • Hometown: Nanjing
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Prior Industry: Oil and Gas Heavy Industrial
  • Career Focus: Management Consultant
ABruce Wan

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