Danielle Lane - MBA - Introduction & Why Ivey
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I'm from Regina, Saskatchewan, and today I'm going to talk to you about my experience of Ivy Business School in the MBA program. So for those who are unfamiliar with Ivy, it's a business school at the University of Western Ontario, which is located in London, Ontario, which is a city of about 400,000 people, located about two hours away from Toronto. When I decided I wanted to do in N B. Able two years ago, I really thought about what I wanted to get out of this program, and for me it was fully immersive experience where I could really just focused on this for a year or two years on, Get the most I absolutely can out of the program. I thought about where I could best do that. I had heard great things about Ivy just from a lung I on the business community, who said it was, you know, the best business school in Canada. In addition to that, I like the idea of going to a city like London where everyone would come here for the same exact purpose. There's not a lot of people from our program from London. So we're all experiencing a new city for the first time, and I think it really adds to the sense of community as well. The other thing I really like about Ivy is this, um, aspect of case, method learning. So for many of you, I'm sure your undergrad was a lot of lectures, a lot of readings, a lot of assignments and exams, but not very interactive, and that that was certainly the case for me. So when I heard about Ivy and how everything was based on real world business scenarios, that really intrigued me. So after doing some research on Ivy and other business schools, I decided to book a flight to London to get to experience this case method Learning in person. I was about an hour and 20 minutes long, and I came out of there just in disbelief with how much I had learned just in that short period of time. It seemed like everyone was so, um, you know, such a tight community. Then the process also had a really positive relationship with the students, and I knew immediately that that was the place for me. So one other really unique aspect about the program is that it's condensed into a year, so you have an entire curriculum just in 12 months. So obviously at times that means it's really busy. We've done probably close to 200 cases in the eight months I've been in the program, but there's a lot of upside as well. We've done a ton of fun extracurricular activities despite the pandemic. We've celebrated holidays from different countries around the world. Eso if you're somebody who likes toe work hard but also like to have a lot of fun and work in team settings, then I might be the place for you. I'm sure like many of you, I put a lot of effort into trying to understand what it is. My advice to you would be to not be so concerned about what makes a perfect Ivy MBA candidate and instead just focus on what you bring to the table that is unique. Um, I will say the diversity in our class is incredible, and that's really what makes this program so great. I think for me, what ultimately led to me being admitted to the program is for one, I do have a background and consulting, which is a profession that a lot of people in the program want to go in. Um, but also, I think it was my not the prophet experience, my volunteer experience and also just my person ability. I think that through my interactions with the admissions office, I give off the vibe that I would work well in teams, and I think that's really important. I ve and what ultimately led to the decision to admit me. One other thing to consider when you're going into your interview or even your video essays eyes that it is a case based school. So the admissions office, I think, likes to know that you're kind of you have your finger on the pulse in terms of business issues. So always a good idea to read up on those ahead of time because you'll likely get asked something like, What's a problem in the media that would make for a really good business case will be ready for that one as well. So I hope you found this video really helpful in your application process. I really do hope that you decided to join the Ivy community.