How An MBA Can Open Up Your Full Career Potential
Student Perspective In the increasingly competitive search for fulfilling employment, individuals need every advantage they can get to help them forge a successful career.
No one knows better about needing every possible advantage than Heather Page, Senior HR Business Partner at Stryker, a medical device company and a graduate of Goodman School of Business. Upon graduating from Brock University with an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences she was uncertain about her career direction. “I knew I had a passion for helping people and an interest in health care,” explains Heather. “Pursuing an MBA really helped me explore all the choices that were out there.”
Heather notes that many people in a specific undergraduate stream, whether it be arts or science, feel as though there is only one route to follow with their degree, but an MBA opens up a multi-faceted array of career options. “In my case, an MBA allowed me to find a job that is a great marriage between my health science background and my business perspective.”
“I knew I had a passion for helping people and an interest in health care,” explains Heather. “Pursuing an MBA really helped me explore all the choices that were out there.”
Heather is quick to point out that while an MBA undoubtedly helped her break into the business world, it has a lot more to offer. “The degree was more than just about academics. There were so many opportunities to learn in and outside of the classroom and all those experiences made me more competitive and successful in my career.”
Being the President of the Graduate Business Council and a teaching assistant, Heather feels that involving yourself in student life helps to build a strong résumé that can stand out against others. “Learning to engage with a diverse group of people has been essential to my career development.”