AMike Robinson

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

of the positive responses I received from the Smith staff, students and the broader school community. I knew that joining the Smith network would be valuable for my career and my entrepreneurial visions in the future. I knew that I would have helpful people to support me in achieving my goals. I remember during my campus visit having great conversations with the current class president and student ambassadors. They were welcoming and answered all of my questions. This made my decision to come to Smith School of Business at Queen’s much easier. I had been debating between Smith and other Canadian schools.

I would love nothing more than to be able to give back to the Smith MBA program as an Ambassador and share my knowledge with prospective applicants. As someone who grew up in Kingston and completed my undergrad here at Queen’s as well, I would share with them details about what makes the city of Kingston and Queen’s such a fantastic place to study. It’s more than a university; it is a community. This is a more powerful learning environment than the alternatives, and it much more important than most people realize. In addition to this, I believe the professors at Queen’s and Smith are the best in the country – another significantly important factor for your MBA.

If I could go back one year in time to give myself some advice, it would be to apply earlier. After I was accepted, I had a clear vision of my future and began my plan to network with MBA alumni. Had I applied earlier, I would have had more time for important networking before leaving my job. My other tips are to leave enough time to study and prepare for the GMAT. I left this to the end of my application as I was extremely busy at work. I would have instead taken more time to study and write practice tests.

  • Hometown: Kingston, ON
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Prior Industry: Consumer Services
  • Career Focus: Consulting/Technology
AMike Robinson

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