Top 3 Tips From a Graduating MBA Student

Allison Macleod, a soon-to-be Ted Rogers MBA graduate, has had a successful spell during her time at the Ted Rogers MBA. With 1st place in the Konrad Group/Rotman Business Technology Case Competition and 2nd place in Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec case competition, Allison knows what it takes to succeed and have fun while completing your MBA. Here are Allison’s top tips for success in the Ted Rogers MBA.

Allison MacLeod, TRMBA Candidate '17

  1. Do as many case competitions as you can, but do your research. Align your career goals with what the case competition offers and see if companies you want to work for are running or sponsoring the competitions. There’s a good chance that if you do a great job in a case competition, you can set yourself up for success in the future and possibly at a specific company. It presents great networking opportunities and chances to meet key members of that organization.  
  2. Be social and enjoy your time in the Ted Rogers MBA.Your classmates, faculty, staff and Ted Rogers MBA alumni will be there to support you, and you never know when you will have to call on a favour.  In the MBA program, there are so many different ways you can be social, including student get-togethers, galas, networking events, case competitions, and much more. You will spend a lot of time with your studies, but having a social calendar may help you succeed in the program.
  3. Explore the option of working with diverse teams.  Try to work with as many different people as you can. You can find great partnerships for future case study competitions.  Because the Ted Rogers MBA has such a diverse student body, you can always find people with unique talents that will help with projects and case competitions – part of the reason the Ted Rogers MBA finishes at the top of the podium so consistently.