May Masoud, MBAN
Data Science, Solution Specialist, SAS Canada
Based in: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Graduation Year: 2016
“By holistically bridging technology with business acuity, the MBAN program offered a powerful combination to position me for success. No other program compared to this in design and value.”
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What interested me in the MBAN program: It was important for me to translate my quantitative background into marketable business skills.
Favourite Schulich memory: I went to Schulympics, which was a refreshing two-day camping retreat full of events and activities. Napping at the beach and exploring Camp Timberlane with wholesome company made me feel like a little girl again. I returned completely recharged!
One stand-out course or project: The Data Science course was integral to my technical advancement. I was impressed by how this course introduced us to the most current analytical methods and cutting-edge technologies used in the industry.
My MBAN colleagues at Schulich were: Very diverse in their academic and professional backgrounds, but more importantly, they were approachable and eager to collaborate. The assortment of opinions, approaches, and skills in the class was conducive to a lot of knowledge sharing,
Advice for incoming MBAN students: SHOW UP. Whether it is for class, networking, or social events, showing up is the easiest part and it exposes you to opportunities you didn’t even know existed.
Beyond the classroom
During my time at Schulich I…
- Had the opportunity to establish connections with people at SAS Canada where I ultimately found my dream job.
- Attended a team building day camp during orientation week and ended up with hilarious memories, and lifelong friends.
- Learned the art of tackling personal problems using business frameworks. Total game changer for my personal life.
“The MBAN bridged the gap between the business world and my quantitative skills.”