Annas Khan (MMgt ’17) has made a successful campus-to-career transition after landing a job with WalMart Canada last year. Today he is a Category Team Analyst, working in a rapidly paced environment that presents new challenges each day – ones that he is eager to meet as he continues to develop and learn.
Annas has always been a motivated and high achieving student, but he didn’t always have the business fundamentals needed to enter the competitive workforce. That’s why he made the strategic career choice to complete the Master of Management program to complement his Honours BSc at York University.
“The MMgt is a program designed for individuals like me, who want to combine their non-business background with a formal business education and use the skills to find success in the corporate world,” says Annas.
After entering the program, Annas discovered a rigorous and practical learning environment. The program’s mix of foundational classroom learning and collaborative project work helped him grow his confidence and juggle competing deadlines.
“Throughout my experiences in my undergraduate degree at York and my time at Schulich, I feel I have grown stronger, with a better understanding of business, myself, and people.”
“I apply my time management skills that I learned in the MMgt program in my career today, for sure,” says Annas. “I remember the mid-program challenges of balancing consulting projects with staying on top of readings. The experience helped me withstand the demands of the real-life corporate world.”
Today Annas doesn’t shy away from a high volume of work and competing priorities; in fact, he embraces both. He supports his team and several cross-functional specialists in a broad variety of professional objectives. These range from achieving profit and loss deliverables, to planning for key business events, to working with marketing and research teams on product advertising.
“I love the fast-paced environment of my job,” he says. “Each day brings new challenges and opportunities to learn, which makes every day exciting at work.”
Annas feels a profound shift in himself that he attributes to his education and professional development. “Throughout my experiences in my undergraduate degree at York and my time at Schulich, I feel I have grown stronger, with a better understanding of business, myself, and people.”
He encourages students who are considering adding a Master of Management degree to their undergraduate education to reach out to career and alumni resources. “Graduate studies is an important time not only to study, but to network and expand your social and business contacts,” says Annas. “This will enable you to meet and learn from people, which ultimately helps you when you complete your degrees and start your career.”
Congratulations to Annas on his journey to success!
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