• Nina Mak, MAcc/iBBA

    Internal Auditor, Walmart

    Based in: Mississauga, ON

    Hometown: Hong Kong, China

    Graduation Year: 2016

     

    “Schulich gave me a global perspective. My international experience helped me advance my career and better understand the world around me.”

  • Hear more from Nina on her Schulich journey.
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Nina (bottom left) with the AIESEC Executive Committee

One thing that attracted me to Schulich:

Knowing that Schulich had a global footprint was a big selling factor for me. Being able to complete an exchange as a requirement for the iBBA program was an opportunity I could not pass up.

One thing that sets Schulich apart:

Schulich is known for its accounting program. I knew upon entry that I also wanted to go on exchange and pursue my CPA designation. The program offered a summer option that was accommodating of my unique schedule and best allowed me to prepare for the CFE.

One skill that I admire in a business leader:

Perseverance.

One Schulich experience that made an impact:

While my entire time at Schulich was great, with many amazing professors and classmates, my exchange experience still stands out today. It was my exchange in Singapore that opened my eyes to the rest of the world and helped me realize that I wanted to specialize in accounting and continue with the MAcc program.

One piece of advice to students considering the MAcc:

Learn your strengths and weaknesses. In both the iBBA and MAcc programs there is a lot of group work. The ability to identify your strengths and leverage those to help the group will pay off on multiple levels.

  • Beyond the classroom

    During my MAcc/iBBA at Schulich I …

    • Went on an exchange at the Nanyang Technology University in Singapore
    • Held an internship at Ernst & Young in Hong Kong
    • Was a member of the AIESCC Executive Committee, which connects the next generation of youth talent to business leaders
    •  Got into yoga, which helped me balance my work, social and academic responsibilities

     

“Going into the MAcc, the quality of your classmates is second to none. I knew that no matter who I was paired in with group work, they would go above and beyond.”

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