Archive for March, 2014

Sophie Collins: Learn From Those Around You

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Sophie Collins

Name: Sophie Collins

Graduated: 2013 Academic Completion – MBA (Full-time)

Current Job: Project Coordinator at QuickMobile

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/sophieccollins

 

Where are you currently working and what path did you take to get there?

I will graduate in June 2014 but finished the academic portion of my MBA in 2013. I am working at QuickMobile as a Project Coordinator. Before I joined the MBA program, I had been an event planner for several years. I wanted to leverage my organizational and communication skills to pursue a role in Project Management. QuickMobile was a perfect fit because our clients are oftentimes event planners and our apps are used at events.  (more…)

Women Outnumber Men in Beedie MBA Program

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This year’s MBA female registration rate is 52%­­ – more than 15% higher than the average for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited business schools. Over the past five years, Beedie’s MBA had higher than average female registration: women generally made up 40% of the program’s composition. However, 2014 was a milestone year – the very first where female students outnumbered men.

Read the full article at: http://beedie.sfu.ca/blog/2014/03/the-xx-factor-women-outnumber-men-in-beedie-mba-program/

Rhonda Wideman: Lessons Learned at Beedie – Attitude Rather Than Skills

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Rhonda headshotName: Rhonda Wideman

Graduated: 2010 – MOT MBA

Current Job: Consultant at Rhonda Wideman Consulting

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rhonda-wideman/a/4a0/622

Can you describe your career path and how you started your own company ?

I graduated from the MOT MBA program in 2010; at the time I was in a great research management role at a local non-profit biomedical organization.  That role grew and changed quite a bit over the following several years and gave me lots of great experience managing cross-disciplinary research teams, project management, IP management, strategic planning, and business development.  But I’ve always been really interested in consulting, so in 2013 I left and started my own consulting company.  (more…)