Applying to York Schulich?


Does anybody have any thoughts about Schulich? Especially in terms of career opportunities post-graduation. I'm an American who's interested in Canada, and Toronto in particular, and Schulich seems like a good choice.

I'm getting ready to submit my application - to start in the winter. I scored 680 on the GMAT, and have just over 5 years of experience, mainly as a project coordinator in the life sciences industry - but would like to eventually transition to a management position in some type of green energy company.

Is anybody else applying? If so, let's connect here!
Does anybody have any thoughts about Schulich? Especially in terms of career opportunities post-graduation. I'm an American who's interested in Canada, and Toronto in particular, and Schulich seems like a good choice.

I'm getting ready to submit my application - to start in the winter. I scored 680 on the GMAT, and have just over 5 years of experience, mainly as a project coordinator in the life sciences industry - but would like to eventually transition to a management position in some type of green energy company.

Is anybody else applying? If so, let's connect here!
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Duncan
Lots of thoughts about Schulich at: http://www.find-mba.com/university/458/york-university-schulich-school-of-business/discussions
Lots of thoughts about Schulich at: http://www.find-mba.com/university/458/york-university-schulich-school-of-business/discussions
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ezra
Schulich is a good school - although I think you'll find that career services might be slanted towards careers in finance; that's where many grads end up, and no surprise either: Toronto is Canada's finance capital.

That's not to say that a career in green energy would be impossible in the area - there is something of an established industry there (although Montreal might be a better launchpad for a startup right now, if that's what you intend to do.)

Other options you can look at in Canada:

University of Alberta: has an energy/environment focus (although the region's industry is skewed towards fossil fuels.)
Ivey: has some resources, like an energy and resources club.
HEC Montreal: if you'd like to focus in entrepreneurship and look for venture capital.
Schulich is a good school - although I think you'll find that career services might be slanted towards careers in finance; that's where many grads end up, and no surprise either: Toronto is Canada's finance capital.

That's not to say that a career in green energy would be impossible in the area - there is something of an established industry there (although Montreal might be a better launchpad for a startup right now, if that's what you intend to do.)

Other options you can look at in Canada:

University of Alberta: has an energy/environment focus (although the region's industry is skewed towards fossil fuels.)
Ivey: has some resources, like an energy and resources club.
HEC Montreal: if you'd like to focus in entrepreneurship and look for venture capital.
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imad604
Hi,

I was thinking of applying to Shculich for their Jan 2012 session. I am really drawn to university for the following reasons:
-- respectable ranking in Canada
-- 8-month accelerated MBA option
-- post graduation careers in finance

My biggest concern before I apply is that I am 24 and have only 2 years of experience in a MNC, but that of an administrative role in the legal department of the company.

I wanted to know if this would be a good time for me to apply (do I have a good chance of getting in?) and if this is a good option for pursuing a career in finance (given I have no work experience in Finance).

I will be writing the GMAT roughly 2 weeks from now and feel fairly confident that I will score 600+.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
Hi,

I was thinking of applying to Shculich for their Jan 2012 session. I am really drawn to university for the following reasons:
-- respectable ranking in Canada
-- 8-month accelerated MBA option
-- post graduation careers in finance

My biggest concern before I apply is that I am 24 and have only 2 years of experience in a MNC, but that of an administrative role in the legal department of the company.

I wanted to know if this would be a good time for me to apply (do I have a good chance of getting in?) and if this is a good option for pursuing a career in finance (given I have no work experience in Finance).

I will be writing the GMAT roughly 2 weeks from now and feel fairly confident that I will score 600+.

Any feedback will be appreciated.
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ezra
You'll be on the low side in terms of work experience: admitted students, on average, have about five years. You could apply now, but my sense is that if you wait another couple of years you'd be in a better position.

Additionally, the average GMAT is around 660 - so getting a higher score than that (700+) could add more leverage to your profile.
You'll be on the low side in terms of work experience: admitted students, on average, have about five years. You could apply now, but my sense is that if you wait another couple of years you'd be in a better position.

Additionally, the average GMAT is around 660 - so getting a higher score than that (700+) could add more leverage to your profile.
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Thanks all for your help.

I've decided to apply to Schulich, and hedge my bets by applying to Sauder and to McGill as well. I generally like Sauder's curriculum, and appreciate McGill's focus on entrepreneurship (and Montreal's openness to new ventures.)
Thanks all for your help.

I've decided to apply to Schulich, and hedge my bets by applying to Sauder and to McGill as well. I generally like Sauder's curriculum, and appreciate McGill's focus on entrepreneurship (and Montreal's openness to new ventures.)
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ezra
Thanks all for your help.

I've decided to apply to Schulich, and hedge my bets by applying to Sauder and to McGill as well. I generally like Sauder's curriculum, and appreciate McGill's focus on entrepreneurship (and Montreal's openness to new ventures.)

That sounds like a solid plan. Good luck!
<blockquote>Thanks all for your help.

I've decided to apply to Schulich, and hedge my bets by applying to Sauder and to McGill as well. I generally like Sauder's curriculum, and appreciate McGill's focus on entrepreneurship (and Montreal's openness to new ventures.)</blockquote>
That sounds like a solid plan. Good luck!
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