Sobey School of Busi­ness, SMU

The un­fa­mil­iar is where the magic of busi­ness hap­pens

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Wendy Milne has al­ways thrown her­self into un­com­fort­able en­vi­ron­ments and been amazed at how much she has been able to ac­com­plish, and how quickly the un­com­fort­able be­gins to feel fa­mil­iar.

She has al­ways been able to rec­og­nize that it’s when she’s un­com­fort­able that she’s learn­ing the most. The MBA pro­gram at Saint Mary’s University’s Sobey School of Busi­ness chal­lenged her daily, but Wendy was pre­pared to gain the answers to all of her ques­tions.

“In­dus­try ex­perts were of­ten brought in from the ‘real world’ to pro­vide in­sights and ex­am­ples of ap­ply­ing the learn­ing we gained from the class­room,” Wendy says about her ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the MBA pro­gram.

She re­ceived ac­tive train­ing in the field through the Masters Re­search Pro­ject, where stu­dents were act­ing as con­sul­tants to small busi­nesses and help­ing them solve real prob­lems that they face. The Sobey School of­fered Wendy the most op­tions to cus­tom­ize her MBA to best suit her cur­rent skills and fu­ture goals, and helped her land her cur­rent po­si­tion at La­batt Brew­eries of Canada.

Wendy is cur­rently a Na­tional Trade Pro­gram and In­sights Man­ager for La­batt. She joined the com­pany through their Sales Tal­ent Pro­gram, which she found out about at a re­cruit­ment session at SMU, ar­ranged by Ca­reer Ser­vices staff. “SMU helped me to not only meet my em­ployer, but to be able to con­fi­dently speak to my skills and ex­pe­ri­ence through school,” says Wendy.

Wendy par­tic­i­pated in an ex­change pro­gram to Bu­dapest, which en­hanced what she gained from SMU on a global scale. “I had the op­por­tu­nity to en­gage with peers from around the world. It pro­vided me with an en­tirely new per­spec­tive,” she says. This ca­reer is in­vig­o­rat­ing and keeps Wendy on her toes as she con­tin­ues to de­velop her per­sonal and pro­fes­sional skills.

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