Tom Tao, Class of 2013

Sep 12, 2013
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Tom Tao

"You cannot make irrelevant comments or your classmates will call you on it."

I am an MBA candidate at the Richard Ivey School of Business in Western University. Prior to enrolling, I worked as a technology consultant in a US-based firm in Shanghai for four years, helping my clients build and optimize their information systems across China. I plan to go back to this industry after finishing my MBA. I chose to pursue my MBA because I would like to build my business aptitude and advance into the management level in the future. Developing my career in North America is also one of my goals.

Ivey stood out from other programs for its one year schedule and case-based approach. Canada also offered a more diversified environment and a friendly immigration policy. All these above pushed me to make the decision to come to this quiet small town.

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