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January 27, 2018
nandy70772

Joined: Oct 27, 2014

Posts: 53

Kudos: 7

Journey so far at Rotman

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This review is for Rotman

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2019

Experience during the program

Going into the program, I pictured life as a management consultant, although having never worked in consulting before. As the program started and the networking opportunities commenced, I realized soon enough that management consulting is not my cup of tea and that I had to pivot. Even if I had stuck with that end goal, I'm not sure if I'd have made it, since it's fairly difficult for career changers to make it work here in Toronto.

Having said that, I've enjoyed every bit of the MBA experience so far, and Rotman being in the thick of things here in Toronto, it's fantastic. Be it the location, the professor's, your peers, or those frequent visits from Justin Trudeau, life is good, but also stressful. Rotman is known to have a demanding course and boy do that m they deliver! Life in year 1 has been extremely hectic so far, in pursuit of that decent grade, and the hunt for the summer internship. Life isn't easy, but if you work hard, it is very rewarding.

To those considering to apply, be realistic about switching careers completely and how you want to go about it. I'm not saying it won't happen, but a lot of groundwork is necessary before going into the program. Once classes start, you won't know what it you. On the other hand, interacting with your peer group with such diverse backgrounds and interacting with industry professionals is what sets rotman apart and make sure you make the most of it.


Overall BSchool experience (5.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Student body, diversity
Location

Best fit at this program:

Consulting
Finance

Can be improved:

Career opportunities provided by school
Brand/Ranking


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March 06, 2018
mp1416

This is extremely helpful to me. If you don't mind, what career were you coming from? What was it that turned you away from consulting? Where has your focus pivoted to?

This is essentially the path I am considering and would love to hear more of your insights. Pls feel free to private message me.

January 19, 2019
whatamidoinghere

Hi, I have the same question as @mp1416. Would be great if you could share your current focus & internship /recruitment experience as well!