Meet our MGB students and alumni

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Erika Bertolini

Erika Bertolini

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 1

The MGB program has provided an incredible opportunity to discover not only the world, but also myself. Throughout the last 9 months of studying and travelling, our cohort has spent time building relationships and taking part in new adventures every day. Of course, this program sounds glamorous – and it is! But the glamor does not come without challenge. You will be challenged with heavy course work, diverse team dynamics, and relationships. In this short period of time, I have learned that this experience is well worth it, because I have forced myself to be a more understanding individual and more open-minded to change. The MGB program is a unique opportunity to enrich oneself with classroom and real-world experience. I strongly urge you to contact me if necessary, and I hope you join the MGB family!

Do you have questions for Erika? Send an email to with the subject line "Erika Bertolini" and we will put you in touch.


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Ryan Hansen-Reeder

Ryan Hansen-Reeder

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: September 2014 Entry Path 1

Current position: PwC’s Academy

Studying global business at the highest level in three distinct and influential regions of the world was a remarkable and transformative experience. I explored the complexities and opportunities of doing business abroad, was exposed to wonderful and vibrant cultures and developed lasting friendships with students who share my passion for international business and adventure. This first-rate and innovative education, combined with an internship overseas, gave me the confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed in a global economy and workplace. The MGB program has enabled me to set myself apart and to open my eyes to opportunities around the world. Thanks to the program, the world now looks different from here.

Do you have questions for Ryan? Send an email to with the subject line "Ryan Hansen-Reeder" and we will put you in touch.


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Rachelle Hinchey

Rachelle Hinchey

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: September 2014 Entry Path 1

Current Position: Talent Management Analyst at The Kraft Heinz Company

The Master of Global Business program positioned me well to establish a rewarding career. I was provided with a strong foundation of international business courses, which enhanced my understanding of global business beyond the scope of my initial expectations.

Today I am working at The Kraft Heinz Company, Canada's largest food and beverage company. Working there has been an incredible opportunity to grow and excel, which I feel enabled to do thanks to the foundation I formed during the MGB program.

When I applied for my current position, I was able to differentiate myself during the application process with the experiences I had gained during the MGB program - most notably working with global teams to solve real world case studies.

Do you have questions for Rachelle? Send an email to with the subject line "Rachelle Hinchey" and we will put you in touch.


Melissa Huang

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Melisa Huang Li

Country of origin: Guatemala

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 1

In the increasingly globalized world today, many companies are forced to leave domestic markets and seek out new opportunities in foreign markets. Upon realizing this growing trend, I decided to undertake a master’s that understands the needs of future global business leaders. The MGB program provided me with the opportunity to experience how North American, Asian and European businesses operate in a diverse environments, which has helped prepare me to overcome the numerous cross-cultural challenges international companies face today. Through practical experiences in the classroom, on field trips and working on consulting projects with real international companies, I was able to build a solid foundation and learn how global companies operate. This program not only provided me with academic learning, but also gave me the opportunity to travel and explore the countries I stayed in.

Our class consisted of students from 11 different nationalities who started as a group of strangers but over time became a big family. While traveling to Canada, Taiwan, and Austria, we studied and lived together but at the same time supported each other through the good and bad times. We learned about each other’s holidays, languages and how to manage interpersonal conflict across cultures which proved to be truly valuable experiences. The most amazing part of this program was learning from my colleagues who came from different cultural and business backgrounds, which helped me broaden my global mindset.

Do you have questions for Melisa? Send an email to with the subject line "Melisa Huang Li" and we will put you in touch.


Katie

Katie Pearce

Katie Pearce

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: September 2014 Entry Path 1

Current Position: Global Bid Writer, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (Strategic Sales Center, EMEA)

There is really nothing else like the MGB program. You’re challenged and exposed to new experiences daily and the best part is that the learning extends beyond the classroom and onto the streets of the 3 different countries we get to live in. We’re taught by world-class professors and we have constant support from a super administrative team, so we know we’re in good hands. Beyond the usual business admin courses, there is an emphasis on leadership, communication, personal reflection and cross-cultural awareness that contributes to your own personal and professional growth and I believe this is what sets the MGB apart from other International Graduate Business programs.

I came to the MGB with an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and International Development Studies and 3 years of work experience at an international consulting firm, so even though my academic background was not rooted in Business Administration, I’ve found that I’ve been able to make meaningful contributions to class discussions and group projects. Our different backgrounds contribute fresh perspectives and creative approaches when we tackle the issues brought up in class.

The cohort model of the program makes it possible to make friends for life from diverse backgrounds and nationalities because we live, study and travel together all year long. School doesn’t just have to consist of sitting in a classroom and reading from textbooks or case studies. A program like the MGB proves that in spades.

My advice would be to bring an open mind, a good work ethic and teamwork-oriented attitude, and most importantly, a sense of adventure.

Do you have questions for Katie? Send an email to with the subject line "Katie Pearce" and we will put you in touch.


James

James V. Toy

James V. Toy

Country of Origin: United States of America

MGB: September 2014 Entry Path 1

Current Position: University Relations Manager, Evonik Corporation

Enrolling in the UVic MGB program was an easy decision. In exploring graduate business programs, I didn’t find anything comparable. Others offered a semester abroad or international specialization, but none were truly internationally immersive like the MGB.

For my bachelor degree at UC San Diego, I studied international studies/economics, and subsequently moved back to San Francisco to work in non-profit development. My most recent position before the MGB program was as advancement associate for an international dual language school. From my study and work experiences, I knew I was not done learning about the rest of the world, different cultures, and business strategies.

I could study international business from a textbook, but instead I’m surrounded by it. In Taiwan, I watch the mom and pop shops set up in the morning and receive deliveries, I walk into 7­Eleven to find global brands of consumer goods, and I read the dinner menu in a foreign language, all reminding me that the global market is complex and dynamic and I’m in the best place to learn about it.

The MGB is like no other program.

Do you have questions for James? Send an email to with the subject line "James V. Toy" and we will put you in touch.


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Sydney Crogan

Sydney Crogan

Country of origin: U.S.A.

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 2

What do you expect out of a master’s program? Really think deeply, what do you WANT out of your future program?

I want to grow my professional network, learn from world-class professors, and be immersed in diversity. With my high expectations, I was fortunate to find the Master of Global Business Program at the University of Victoria. The program is giving me all that I asked for and more! My cohort consists of individuals from all over the world with different experiences and outlooks, enriching my own personal understanding. My professors are of the highest calibre and are always available for additional support. Not only is this program professionally rewarding, but you get to travel the world too! This master’s program is one of a kind: if you are interested in expanding your global mindset, seeing the world, and establishing a fulfilling career, this is your program.

Do you have questions for Sydney? Send an email to with the subject line "Sydney Crogan" and we will put you in touch.


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Brent Downey

Brent Downey

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: September 2017 Entry Path 2

The Master of Global Business program is something I never thought I would do, but one of the best decisions I could have made both personally and professionally. The level of cultural immersion and learning that comes from this program is beyond any classroom, and experiencing that in a business context has further prepared me for today’s dynamic work force.

The friendships and bonds that emerge from this program are truly unique and special. You become very close fast and learn to depend on and help each other. Every day is a learning experience about another part of the world and having a local perspective goes beyond a tourist level; you get to learn about politics, social cues and hierarchies, beliefs and much more about the cultures represented in your cohort.

I know I will have a vast global network, which I will be able to leverage for years to come. Overall, the MGB program is structured like no other and offers the chance to learn about the world while travelling in a myriad of cultures; an opportunity few have and one I have enjoyed every moment of.

Do you have questions for Brent? Send an email to with the subject line "Brent Downey" and we will put you in touch.


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Akua Hughes

Akua Hughes

Country of origin: Ghana

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 2

Growing up, I had a long list of countries I wanted to visit for varying reasons. Certainly, my greatest motivation for joining the MGB program was a chance to live and study in three of these countries. I had such high expectations for meeting new people and trying new things. I hadn’t considered the real challenges of adapting to three different cultures and educational systems, balancing school work with making suitable travel and living arrangements, and living out of a suitcase for nine months.

Indeed, these past few months in the MGB program have brought along some of the most challenging times of my life, but this period has also broadened my understanding of my own culture as well as that of others. I’ve explored the concept of business in different regional contexts, interacting and learning from real professionals both inside and outside the classroom. I’ve increased my capacity to function in a global team and built a resume strong enough to compete in the international job market. Most importantly, I’ve formed friendships across borders and made beautiful memories I will always cherish. Looking back, I am glad I made the wise decision to join the MGB program. This experience has changed my life and I am confident it will change yours!

Do you have questions for Akua? Send an email to with the subject line "Akua Hughes" and we will put you in touch.


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Rachel Mack

Rachel Mack

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: September 2014 Entry Path 2

Current Position: Account Executive, Partnership Marketing, Canucks Sports & Entertainment

If you want to spend an incredible year travelling around the world, growing your personal network of contacts on a global scale, and learning firsthand how business is done internationally, then this is the program for you.

It’s been a whirlwind of a journey so far, from the first week at orientation, bonding with classmates who have quickly become best friends, colleagues, travel partners, study buddies and, when the homework really piles up, shoulders to cry on, to making it through the stretch of final exams, to booking flights for European weekend getaways, and applying for internships around the globe.

It has by no means been an easy journey so far; there have been tests of strength at every turn. But it’s hard to stay down for too long when you look out the window and see the narrow streets of France, or when you realize that pretty much everyone is going through what you’re going through, and you’re all in it together.

Living around the world in a year sounds like a dream, and in a lot of ways it is. But it also requires a lot of hard work, perseverance, dedication, and most importantly, an open mind. I would recommend this program to anyone who doesn’t want to just learn about international business, but wants to experience it.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions! 

Do you have questions for Rachel? Send an email to with the subject line "Rachel Mack" and we will put you in touch.


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Ahmadreza Mohammadi

Ahmadreza Mohammadi

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 2

The MGB program at UVic is truly a rewarding experience and I have to say that I am glad to have chosen this program. This program offers a very unique experience that you wouldn’t be able to find in any other business programs. Regardless of the path that you choose, the program will challenge you both personally and academically. This program is an opportunity for you to learn not only how business works from an international perspective, but to also learn about yourself. You will discover certain skills and capabilities about yourself that you never knew you had. We all learn about our boundaries and intensify our adaptability skills.

Living and studying in three different countries in only nine months is one of the most amazing but challenging things to do. Along your journey, you will face challenges, but your classmates are there to help you along the way. Being on this journey together with your friends and classmates is what makes this program truly a great experience. The MGB not only offers great classes with knowledgeable professors, but the opportunity to make new friends from all around the world. This is truly an amazing program that I would recommend to anyone. Thanks to the program, for me, the world now looks different from here.

Do you have questions for Ahmadreza? Send an email to with the subject line "Ahmadreza Mohammadi" and we will put you in touch.


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Mouhoubo Olhaye

Mouhoubo Olhaye

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: September 2016 Entry Path 2

During my search for a master’s degree in business, the main objective was to find a program that offered practical experience, given that employers value students that have some professional background. The MGB program is one that develops and prepares you for the real-world. Its combination of studying, travelling, and work (internship) is something of great value, allowing you to gain the knowledge and networks that you need for your professional development. Also working with diverse classmates not only gives you the opportunity to understand different cultures, but you also become more open- minded and flexible with your thinking.

As a current MGB student, I have learned a lot by meeting professionals through company visits and having supportive professors who help us excel within this program. More importantly, working on meaningful projects enhanced my business skills. Also living in different countries has enabled me to leave my comfort zone by learning to adapt into new cultures. Of course, this experience would be incomplete if it wasn’t for the amazing MGB classmates who start off as strangers, but end up being friends who support and rely on each other. This program is truly unique and in order to be successful, it requires you to be curious, considerate, and up for a challenge. I believe having a positive attitude and being respectful towards others is critical for this program, so if you are ready for a challenging yet valuable experience, then this program is for you!

Do you have questions for Mouhoubo? Send an email to with the subject line "Mouhoubo Olhaye" and we will put you in touch.

 

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Daniel Ruescher

Daniel Ruescher

Country of Origin: Austria & Malaysia

MGB: September 2013 Entry Path 2

Current Position: Sales Manager, Catering and Conference Services – Fairmont Hotels & Resorts

The UVic Master of Global Business program gave me an exciting year that I will never forget. From sitting side by side in in classes, to travelling the globe with friends from all over the world, this experience was definitely one to remember.

The MGB helped me polish my skills not only in global business, but also in international communications, and in the development of a global mindset. When I began the program I felt very familiar with being around people from different cultures, however the MGB program showed me how much I was still able to learn.

Since completing my degree, I have worked in Geneva, Switzerland; Shanghai, China and now Vancouver, Canada. In my current role I sell meeting space for conferences and executive meetings to a wide range of industries, including accounting and financial services, automotive, sports, real estate, law and insurance.

I am very grateful for having been able to take part in the program and for the many new friends I gained, who I managed to travel the globe with. I hope that you, too, can experience a year filled with spontaneous moments and excitement.

Do you have questions for Daniel? Send an email to with the subject line "Daniel Ruescher" and we will put you in touch.


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Claire Altares

Claire Altares

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: January 2017 Entry Path 3

After years of working and travelling following my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology, I decided I needed to get into an industry that would let me do both simultaneously. When I came across the MGB program, while searching for business programs online, I immediately committed to completing the Certificate of Business Administration Fast Track Program at the University of Victoria and then applied to the MGB program shortly after.   

The MGB has been an amazing opportunity to experience the life of an expat with diverse yet similar people who intuitively have become family throughout the time in the program. Being able to live and learn in three different continents in one year provided us with endless opportunities to practice our adaptability and opened up our minds to many more different perspectives that we were not aware of before. Living in each country has given us much more knowledge and wisdom in addition to what we learned from inside the classroom setting.

No matter where you go, it is what you make of it! During this program, many of us were able to take advantage of the proximities of other countries surrounding us in each of the continents. This enabled us to further expand our understanding of the different cultures and contexts in North America, Europe, and South America, and prepare us for exploring other continents through not only the lens of business but also from other angles of life. Being able to obtain a master’s degree while simultaneously learning through adventures around the world is something that is truly a remarkable and memorable experience.

Do you have questions for Claire? Send an email to with the subject line "Claire Altares" and we will put you in touch.

 

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Felipe Civita

Felipe Civita

Country of origin: Brazil

MGB: January 2018 Entry Path 3

After working in international business for two and a half years, I found myself looking for a graduate program that would provide me with a deeper understanding of how to develop effective international strategies and a solid cross-cultural understanding. However, I wanted to stay away from graduate programs that focuse heavily on theory – I wanted a more hands-on program. 

Although the MGB program provides a strong theoretical foundation, its innovative curriculum and unique classroom settings provide students with the necessary tools to become global leaders. The curriculum is very hands-on, and I often find myself engaged on discussions with my colleagues around different international strategies and analyzing real companies and deals. There is a strong focus on social and environmental sustainability and the role of future leaders in making business decisions.

The program is also a great tool to expand your international network. Given the broad diversity of students and faculty, I find myself in a privileged position with an expanded network of contacts worldwide. 

As I move through the semester in Victoria, Maastricht and Lima, I look forward to discussing effective international business strategies and how companies can successfully enter new markets with my colleagues.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the program - I'd love to chat! 

Do you have questions for Felipe? Send an email to  with the subject line "Felipe Civita" and we will put you in touch.


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Kiana Nip

Kiana Nip

Country of origin: U.S.A.

MGB: January 2018 Entry Path 3

Aloha! I am from Maui, Hawaii, USA, and am currently in Path 3 of the MGB program. It has always been a goal of mine to pursue a Master’s degree and when I came across this particular program I knew that it was the perfect program for me. Since arriving in Canada, I have met many classmates from around the world, with our cohort of 38 students bringing with them their individual personalities and cultures. It’s safe to say, I have been blessed with 37 new friends. As I write this, we just began our classes at the University of Victoria. In a couple of months, our cohort will travel to the Netherlands and then finish in Peru.

Sounds perfect, right? Well, it is. You will be challenged with rigorous coursework, and most likely experience some sort of culture shock – mine had a lot to do with Canadian weather! If you love to travel, enjoy meeting new people and are willing to step outside of your comfort zone, this is the perfect program for you! I dare you to take this opportunity of a lifetime.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!

Do you have questions for Kiana? Send an email to  with the subject line "Kiana Nip" and we will put you in touch.


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Nova Pelletier

Nova Pelletier

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: January 2016 Entry Path 3

Current Position: Guest Experience Team Lead, The Walt Disney Company

The year I spent studying abroad with the MGB has completely changed the way I look upon the world. Having the opportunity to immerse oneself in three very diverse socioeconomic environments is such an enriching experience on so many levels. The skills I learned in this program have not only helped me with my career growth, but have helped shaped me into the person I am today.

Do you have questions for Nova? Send an email to  with the subject line "Nova Pelletier" and we will put you in touch.



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Oisin Singh

Oisin Singh

Country of origin: Canada

MGB: January 2017 Entry Path 3

I came across the MGB program while evaluating master’s degrees. I learned that a friend of mine had been accepted to the MGB program, so I asked him for some information about it. After speaking with him and learning more through the UVic website, I knew the program was for me. I began the application process the next day.

The MGB provides a learning experience like no other. Having the opportunity to study in three different countries with classmates from all over the world offers a culturally enriching experience. It is one thing to study about culture in a traditional classroom setting, but it is a completely different thing to actually experience. From different teaching styles to different ways of working alongside classmates, the MGB focuses on developing leaders with a diverse skillset and an ability to adapt to unique situations.

As I come to the end of the academic portion of the program, I realize just how close the MGB family is and how difficult it will be to leave everyone when we complete our degrees. The people I have met in this program have helped me grow and have taught me more than I could have imagined before I started. I will cherish these experiences and use them to help myself grow as I continue with my career.

Do you have questions for Oisin? Send an email to with the subject line "Oisin Singh" and we will put you in touch.


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Lulu Tan

Lulu Tan

Country of Origin: China

MGB: January 2015 Entry Path 3

Facebook just reminded me of the two years anniversary of my life in Peru. Time has flown by, but it is hard not to miss my MGB life every day. The folks I completed the program with are located in different corners around the world now but we are connected in many ways. Seeing their daily life and changes on social media is always a blast. Our growth in 2015 was significant and it started to show in my life following graduation. The teamwork, the openness and adaptability to different environments and cultures, and most importantly, the curiosity; these skills are now integrated into our everyday lives and constantly developing. We had conflicts, we had uncertainties, but we faced and conquered them. Each day we became stronger than yesterday. 

My life was completely changed by the MGB program. I left my previous career and jumped into a whole new world without any fear. It was a coincidence to join the fashion trade industry and re-adapt with a new structure of workplace and culture. Curiosity is my motivation but all academic and soft skills we developed on the program have been essential in preparing for career challenges. During the interview for my job, my current manager asked; “You have been to the Amazon rainforest, what else are you afraid of?” True, what else am I afraid of? Just embrace the uncertainties because unpredictability is the beauty of this world. Life has indeed just started.

From not knowing much about anyone in the class, to staying up late to study together, travelling together, picking each other in the train station in the Netherlands, enjoying life together and becoming life-long friends – these things are THE most precious experiences for all of us as we care, share and encourage each other. That’s what makes the MGB very special.

Do you have questions for Lulu? Send an email to with the subject line "Lulu Tan" and we will put you in touch.


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Kyle Wiebe

Kyle Wiebe

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: January 2015 Entry Path 3

Current position: Community Development Officer, Mission Australia

For me, choosing the MGB Program was not to master any one specific field of study like Business Finance or International Supply Chain Management, but to shape me into a Master of Global Business. I have had experience back-packing around Europe, SE Asia, Latin America; I have developed non-profits in Colombia, and also created several start-up businesses in North America, but none of this can compare to the learning and amazing opportunities available in the MGB experience.

After starting the program I quickly discovered the numerous opportunities that weren’t listed on the website, but that were readily available to every student who took them. First: the small class sizes and all of the professors who provide more than just learning from a lecture, but also facilitate strong friendships and empower students towards added success. Second: the opportunities to network -daily events that include DRs, professionals, and alumni - in addition; several professors have introduced me to many key people that are enabling several strategic partnerships for the future. Third: the intensive meaningful international experience has brought the whole cohort together; everyone is being given opportunities to truly be effective leaders and improve teamwork skills.

This program has already delivered exceptional results toward my personal growth. You will not find a more unique and integrated program that caters so much to the success of their students. Joining the MGB Crew was the best decision I have ever made in my academic and personal experience; it is just the beginning of my pursuit to be a Master in Global Business. I’d recommend anyone that is considering working internationally or wanting to be an effective leader working across cultures to team up with the University of Victoria and the MGB program. I promise you won’t regret it.

Do you have questions for Kyle? Send an email to with the subject line "Kyle Wiebe" and we will put you in touch.


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Melissa Darling

Melissa Darling

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: January 2016 Entry Path 3

Current position: Project Coordinator and Business Analyst, Corporate and International Technology Division at BMO Financial Group

As I was finishing my undergraduate degree in International Management I began researching Master’s programs that offered something “different”. That’s when I came across the truly unique UVic Master of Global Business (MGB) program. It offers an exceptional and interesting immersion into the cultures of three different countries and has a distinct approach to international learning that is unlike any other program in Canada. Students are encouraged to travel together as a group for nine months, becoming a cohesive team that gains a detailed and personal window into each other’s personal culture.

Studying in three different continents allowed me to develop my global mindset, business knowledge and language skills. The MGB program enhanced my education at the Master’s level in an intensive business-learning environment, while at the same time offering me valuable professional work experience. I am currently working as a Project Coordinator and Business Analyst within the Corporate and International Technology Division at BMO Financial Group in downtown Toronto, Canada. I’ve had the opportunity to observe first-hand a variety of business practices. My role involves governing BMO’s supplier arrangement with international vendors, ensuring delivery of contracted services and mitigation of associated risks. I also manage various internal SharePoint projects across different corporate and international technology teams aligning business goals with technology solutions to drive process improvements and increase efficiency.

The MGB program has provided me with a competitive edge in the ever-changing economy that has helped set the pace for a rewarding international business career. I’ve acquired unique and lasting perspectives of various cultures and have explored the complexities of doing business abroad. Being an MGB student, it’s important to bring an open mind, a teamwork-oriented attitude and a good work ethic. If you’re up for a challenging but rewarding mix of travel and study then this program is for you!

Do you have questions for Melissa? Send an email to  with the subject line "Melissa Darling" and we will put you in touch.


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Amanda Steski

Amanda Steski

Country of Origin: Canada

MGB: January 2016 Entry Path 3

This program was designed for me! Those were my exact thoughts while preparing my application package for the MGB. What better way to spend your master’s degree than experiencing the world first-hand? Living, studying and working in four different countries has taught me more about global business that any textbook ever could.

Among the many lessons I have learned from highly qualified professors, my classmates, strangers and even myself, I think the most important lesson for me was the importance of creating my own journey. The MGB provides you with all the tools necessary to succeed but at the end of the day you decide exactly what you want to take away from it. I wanted to improve my Spanish so I attended yoga classes (fully in Spanish) and would take every opportunity to converse in with locals and my Peruvian classmates. I also wanted to complete my internship with a start-up in a Spanish speaking country and I ended up finding my employer on a podcast and securing the position by cold-emailing her.

The MGB has definitely helped me to jump out of my comfort zone and think differently to get what I want. It has not always been easy and rejection is never fun but by continuously seeking out what I wanted, things ended up working out. I can happily say that I have come out of the program with a greater sense of direction in terms of what I want and where I want to be in life.

Do you have questions for Amanda? Send an email to  with the subject line "Amanda Steski" and we will put you in touch.

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Clara Bouhamou

Clara Bouhamou

Country of Origin: France and Morocco

MGB: January 2015 Entry Path 4

Current Position: Manager of Operation Standards, Tim Horton's Corporate

As soon as I learned about the UVic MGB program, I wanted to be a part of it!

I graduated from the MGB program in November 2016. Before being an MGB student, I completed an undergraduate degree in Business Management in France, worked as a business manager, and was the president of a humanitarian association for Moroccan villages. However, the Master of Global Business was the most breathtaking and challenging experience of my life. There is nothing like this kind of program anywhere else.

First, sizes are small, which helped us create a strong team. Second, we studied in incredible facilities and had great opportunities to network around the world, thanks to the design of the program. Third, we had the opportunity to visit companies and learn more about their ways of doing business. Finally, our professors become mentors who helped us grow within this program. Another incredible experience is developing our team skills. We became a family by living, studying, cooking, partying, crying, and travelling together. This experience is unique, and will make you part of a special, diverse and amazing team.
Living in three different countries in only nine months is one of the most amazing but challenging experiences. We all learned about our boundaries and enhanced our ability to adapt. Living and studying abroad, the MGB program offers various practical exercises to develop your business skills, such as being a consultant for a foreign company.

The Master of Global Business is incredible. It will change you and your vision of life. By being part of the MGB family, you truly become a global citizen.

Do you have questions for Clara? Send an email to  with the subject line "Clara Bouhamou" and we will put you in touch.


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Picharn P. Kanjanakanthorn

Picharn P. Kanjanakantorn

Country of Origin: Thailand

MGB: January 2016 Entry Path 4

Current Position: Business Consultant

With the rapid growth of globalization, companies are becoming multinationals and often have teams from around the world. Employers are keen to have staff with essential key traits such as vision, adaptability, flexibility and an ability to go outside your comfort zone.

By travelling with your international classmates, you’re offered an excellent opportunity to explore cultural sensitivity and to navigate different personalities, all the while becoming more effective at working as a team and, more importantly, in harmony. This is what makes the Master of Global Business program different from others. Make sure to find other ways that will help you stand out, and always network!

Do you have questions for Picharn? Send an email to  with the subject line "Picharn P. Kanjanakantorn" and we will put you in touch.