• 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.”

  • Hear more about Michael's journey

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.”


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