Michael Zanella, MMgt
Implementation Consultant Associate, Ceridian
Based in: Toronto, ON
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Graduation Year: 2017
“The Schulich Master of Management honed my communication skills and expanded my understanding of business realities, helping to launch my career.”
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One thing that attracted me to Schulich: The success stories that came from Schulich really attracted me to submit my application.
One skill that I admire in a business leader: Courageous Patience.
One way I stay involved with Schulich: As a Graduate Ambassador, I continually serve to help current MMgt candidates who are facing the same crossroads as I did succeed in the careers they want to pursue.
One Schulich experience that made an impact: The first time having to confront a client’s needs in the face of obstacles and challenges really set the tone of how serious a consultant’s job is on a daily basis. It was a wake-up call that I have to step up my game and realize the amount of learning that is required to be able to overcome these challenges and be successful. I just had to be able to have the patience and humility to accept where I was versus where I had to be and have a plan on how to get there.
One piece of advice to students considering the MMgt: The MMgt program is just the start of your journey, take advantage of everything that Schulich has to offer. Get involved and become comfortable being outside your comfort zone.
Beyond the classroom
During my MMgt I…
- Joined the Net Impact Club to explore better opportunities businesses can lead in creating a cleaner and better tomorrow
- Became a Graduate Ambassador to contribute back to my Schulich community
- Attended every networking event possible to expand my horizon of connections of talented experienced professionals
“I chose to do a Master of Management because I saw a career in business as an opportunity to define my work life in ways a career elsewhere could not.”