Shannen McDonald, 31, grew up in North Delta, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources. A self-described extrovert, she has no problem making new connections, and is currently completing her Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Beedie School of Business.
We had a chance to sit down with McDonald and find out what inspired her to do her MBA at SFU and what she’s learned so far.
I grew up in the lower mainland and hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. I am an extrovert and a people person so I often consider strangers to be friends I haven’t met yet. I love trying new restaurants and I’m a crazy cat lady at heart.
I’m a lifelong learner and enjoy challenging myself. I knew an MBA would set me apart in the working world and I wanted to capitalize on that opportunity.
Cultural traditions influence business practices in many forms the world over and there are an incredible number of opportunities in emerging markets.
The diversity. Our cohort is made up of people from all over the world with work experience ranging from finance to music.
Be curious. The best learning comes when we are humble yet discerning of the world around us.
Success for me is attaining that internal feeling of peace. It’s where I’m doing the next right thing, making a difference for others and myself, and always learning new things.
Sala Thai – it’s a must try.
English Bay at sunset. Everything about it makes me a very proud Vancouverite.
Learn more about the MBA Program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business.