Can you remember the first time you knew what you wanted to be when you grew up? Maybe it was during a meeting with your high school guidance counsellor, or perhaps after you watched an iconic movie (The Pursuit of Happyness, anyone?).
No matter the situation, you probably pictured yourself successful.
We all know Toronto is a bustling business hub, with jobs for analysts, consultants, product and marketing managers, and more being posted every single day. Perhaps you’ve considered one of these career paths yourself, but you haven’t had access to the tools to get you there.
Let’s be real: life’s too short to be unhappy in your career. Getting an MBA gives you a bounty of ways to find joy in your work, from transitioning to another industry to providing you with the necessary skills to start your own business.
You’re probably wondering about the cost-benefit analysis of undertaking an MBA, and that’s totally normal. Dedicating a year or two of your life to more schooling is a big deal, so you need to know it’ll be worth it.
In terms of salary, the average pay for MBA grads is $82,000, and it can reach beyond $130,000 for executive positions. This alone could be a big deciding factor for you. As we all know, it’s not cheap to live the lifestyle you deserve in Toronto.
In addition to a higher salary, attaining an MBA creates opportunities that you may not otherwise have. This includes getting first-hand experience in the industry you’re most interested in, making invaluable connections through networking, and honing your most top-notch business negotiation skills.
Of course, finding the right business school for you is another huge decision to think about. You could spend hours online researching schools in a bid to find the perfect one. But wouldn’t it be great if you could save time by meeting admissions directors from more than 40 of the world’s top local and international business schools in person?
Spoiler alert: you can.
The world’s largest MBA Tour, QS World MBA Tour, is stopping at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 22 to answer all your MBA-related questions. You don’t have to be enrolled in a program to attend — actually, it doesn’t even matter if you’ve applied yet — because industry experts at the event are there to offer advice on the application process.
You’ll also have time to network with your peers, get resume and career guidance, and get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile (essential). Curious about scholarships? Attendees will be eligible to apply for a pool of scholarships worth $7M USD to help finance their MBAs — this could be exactly the support you need.
The best part? There’s no pressure or fees involved with attending the upcoming QS World Tour event in Toronto. All you have to do is register for free right here.
When: Sunday, September 22
Time: 1:30 to 6 pm
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Center — 255 Front Street West, North Building, Toronto
Price: FREE — Register via QS World MBA Tour