ASteph Currie

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

As a former athlete competing for Team Canada, I came to the Smith MBA because it uniquely integrates coaching and teamwork principles that mirror the collaborative dynamics of high-performing environments. The Smith MBA’s focus on team-based learning aligns with the demands of the contemporary workplace, cultivating adaptable and innovative professionals ready to navigate the current complexities of the business landscape.

Moreover, the program’s commitment to experiential learning through site visits, partnerships with local businesses, and management consulting projects ensures the application of theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios, pushing students beyond their comfort zones. Lastly, the extensive Smith network, comprising students across diverse industries and functions, knowledgeable and industry-experienced faculty, and supportive staff, opens doors to unparalleled network opportunities and creates a robust community fostering personal and professional growth.

Looking back, I would advise my past self to engage the Smith community early on to build relationships and better understand opportunities at Smith and beyond.

My goal in pursuing the Smith MBA is to leverage world-class coaching and experiential learning opportunities for comprehensive personal and professional development. I aspire to merge my expertise in high-performance sport with thorough business knowledge and skills to become a sports industry leader, driving growth and performance. As a tip for applicants, I recommend reflecting on your values and goals during this pivotal moment in your career to formulate your own clear response to the question “Why Smith MBA?” and work towards your desired future.

  • Hometown: Toronto
  • Country of Origin: Canada
  • Prior Industry: Sport, Medical Science Research
  • Career Focus: Sport Management/Consulting
ASteph Currie

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