On June 19th, Carleton University approved this year’s list of graduates! While celebrations have moved online this year, it gives us even more reason to celebrate all our amazing graduates of 2020. We’ve asked a few of our Great Grads this year to share their memories of Carleton and the Sprott community.

headshot of megan suitor

Megan Suitor is a graduate of the Bachelor of International Business program. She spent her year abroad in Chile.

If you could choose one word to sum up your time at Sprott, what is it and why?

Opportunities.

One of the main reasons why I decided to study at the Sprott School of Business was due to the many other things I would be able to gain through my university career aside from the academic portion of it.

megan in front of the taj mahal

During my time at Sprott, I joined the Women in Business club and represented our school at the annual Harvard University Women in Business conference in Boston, I was selected to participate on the India Study Tour, I became Vice-President of Operations and President of the Sprott DECA club, I qualified and represented Sprott at the international level of the DECA business case competition which was held in Washington D.C., I lived and studied in Chile for one year as a part of my mandatory exchange and much more!

megan and the DECA team in business suits

President of Sprott DECA

There are so many things to be a part of at Sprott and I am so grateful I got to be involved in so many of them over the course of my four years. Not only did I gain experience from all these opportunities, but it helped shape me as a person and who I will be as a business professional in the future.

What were your goals when you started at Sprott? Did you achieve them?

Having been a highly motivated and involved individual in high school, my goals starting my university career were quite similar. I wanted to make connections, expand my knowledge and experiences, and to inspire and motivate others to do the same. When I look back at everything I have accomplished at Sprott, I can confidently say that I have achieved all of my goals.

What is your favourite Sprott memory?

megan and 2 friends on the beach on exchange

Megan and fellow BIBers on exchange

My favourite Sprott memories include meeting up with my classmates during my exchange in Peru and Argentina, and speaking to high school students from around the province/country about my university experiences.

What was your favourite course or professor?

International Business Negotiations (BUSI 3706) with Professor José Rojas-Méndez was by far the course I enjoyed the most. It is one of those courses that gives you a snapshot of the real world and José is an organized and experienced professional that makes the course very interactive and engaging. I would highly recommend taking this course!

What was the most important lesson you learned during your time at Sprott?

meagan bundled up for hiking in patagonia with the water and clouds in the background

Patagonia, Chile

The most important lesson I have learned during my time at Sprott is that time is precious. It felt as though my time at university went by in the blink of an eye. From this, I have also learned to take advantage of any opportunity that came my way. I certainly made the most of my time at Sprott this way.

What will you miss the most?

I am going to miss the sense of community that I got from Sprott. No matter what your interests are, there is a place for you at Sprott and I absolutely loved that. Whether this was joining a club that I was passionate about, saying hello to the Sprott staff in Dunton Tower, or running into friends around campus, that sense of community was always present.

What’s next for you?

Right after graduating, I joined Export Development Canada here in Ottawa. I have been thoroughly enjoying my time at the company and can confidently say that Sprott prepared me well for entering the professional world.

Having obtained a Bachelor of International Business, I hope to one day work in another country and to continue learning about international markets.

Is there anything else you would like to share with the Sprott community?

I believe that a lot of people take university for granted. Yes, it is essential to have a degree in the competitive world that we live in today, but there is so much more to post-secondary than the credentials you receive at the end of your four years. This may take more time and effort than just putting your head down and studying, but as a young person I know I have come out of university with much more than I ever expected. If I could, I would do my degree all over again.

Thank you for everything, Sprott! I am so proud to be a Sprott alumna! #sprottlove

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in , , ,
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