As the days grow sunnier, it means many graduate students will begin the long march to the convocation stage later this year. Each year different students take on a number of leadership roles in the Schulich community that have a direct impact on the quality of experience each grad student has during their time here.

This interview series will provide insight about students’ extracurricular leadership, professional achievements, and personal reflections.

– Frank Paul, Graduate Business Council President, MBA candidate, 2017

Class of 2017 Profile: Meet Shubh Singh, MBA Candidate

Part 1: Quick Stats

Age: 27

Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario

Undergraduate School and Degree: University of Windsor – Double Major in Computer Science and Business (Management Science)

Community Work and Leadership Roles: President of the Case Analysis Club, External Case Team Member, Manbassadors for Women in Leadership, and training undergraduates in case analysis.

Part 2: Business Education & Achievements

Q: Where did you work before coming to Schulich?
I was a consultant for Our Way Health.

Q: Why did you choose Schulich?
A: Its reputation for being international. Embracing the diversity of Schulich has broadened my perspective. As a Canadian it is something I’ve always valued and Schulich does a great job of cultivating that type of community.

Q: Where did you intern during Summer 2016?
A: I worked at Indigo on the Corporate and Digital Strategy team as a Strategy Associate. My role included big data analytics, marketing strategy, and customer experience design.

Q: Which achievement are you most proud of in your career to date?
Expanding our family business from retail cafeterias into large scale conference venues. We didn’t expect to grow that much but are very proud.

Q: Which academic or extracurricular achievement are you most proud of during your MBA?
Participating in the MBA Games! Placing 2nd after competing against schools across the nation was a great team effort including all the work that led up to it. I was honored to take part in the experience.

Q: What did you enjoy most about Schulich? 
A: Building strong relationships with classmates from around the world.

Q: What was the most surprising thing about your MBA? 
A: Realizing that you define the experience.

Q:What was the hardest part of your MBA?
Saying No. You are presented with a lot of opportunities but you learn it’s a necessity and part of having a strategy.

Q: Who would you most want to thank for your success?
A: My Mother: a rock star and someone who has been incredibly supportive of my career and life.

Part 3: Fill in the Blank…

“I knew I wanted to go to business school when…”
Shubh :
When I saw my sister get her MBA and saw her career accelerate to where she was making decisions that affected society and the greater picture.

“If I hadn’t gone to business school, I would…”
Be doing freelance consulting, helping SMEs in strategy and operations consulting. SMEs are the lifeblood of the economy and my family has been involved in them throughout my life. You feel like you’re really making a difference at that level.

Part 4: Fast Favourites

  • Book: Pragmatic Programming: Thinking and Learning by Andy Hunt. It was gifted to me from my sister and I have read it inside out and implemented many lessons from its pages. The book discusses how to activate both sides of your brain and approaches to problem solving and team dynamics.

  • Movie: Lord of the Rings – the Fellowship of the Ring

  • Musical performer: The XX

  • Schulich professor: Jane-Michele Clark

  • Schulich courses: Customer Experience Design (Ela Veresiu & Markus Geisler) and Marketing Metrics (Joe Fayt)  

Stay tuned for more profiles of the Schulich class of 2017!