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Divya Vasal

Why did you decide to pursue an MBA and what drew you to the SFU Beedie School of Business?

One of the reasons I choose SFU for my MBA is the experiential learning. I believed this would help me to apply the business knowledge I acquired from the program and solve real world challenges. This will also help me to become more globally aware and broaden my experience by obtaining valuable cultural insights. Being a firm believer in ‘your company shapes your thinking’, I believe a Beedie MBA will not only act as a catalyst for my career but will also shape my thinking and help me become a person who could use her knowledge and bring a change to the society.

What has been your favourite moment or experience at Beedie so far? What are you looking forward to?

My favourite moment was when I worked on a case study for the first time. Working alongside some brilliant minds from around the world and brainstorming on some possible solutions with them made me realize what an MBA journey is all about. Learning from each other’s experiences and sharing our knowledge will not only help us to advance our own professional knowledge but will also make us more culturally aware.

How would you describe SFU Beedie’s culture?

As suggested from the core values (DARE), SFU Beedie’s culture is all about diversity, innovation, research and student engagement. These values resonate with me and makes me feel more connected to the school. Beedie’s welcoming culture helped me to make connections even before my MBA journey started. It wants students to be collegial so that both the faculty and the cohort can work as a team and celebrate and motivate each other to experience this journey together.