AJason Desouza

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

I came to the Smith MBA after a couple of years of evaluating if an MBA was the right choice for me.  I determined that the experience that Smith offered aligned with my career goals. I spent a lot of time understanding my purpose for an MBA and the personal criteria it needed to meet. For example, I wanted to pursue a one-year program and stay in Canada. The Smith MBA also appealed to me because of the entrepreneurship specialization and unique opportunity to participate in the Tti-Colour Venture Fund and specialized entrepreneurship courses.

I would emphasize to students to focus on understanding how they align with the Smith experience. This process should be holistic to the applicant – concentrate on the program structure, the unique program offerings and the root of the Smith brand: the team-based approach. If I could go back a year, I would tell myself to be more confident with my decision to pursue an MBA and apply/interview well before the program starts as I now know I made the right decision.

  • Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Prior Industry: Real Estate/Structured Finance
  • Career Focus: Venture Capital/Entrepreneurship
AJason Desouza

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