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Rick Xiong

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Degrees:Computer Science: Tsinghua University

Profile

Current Job Title: Oracle Fusion Middleware Architect, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

Hometown: Kanata, ON

Years of Work Experience: 20

I immigrated to Canada in 1999, and have been working in Ottawa ever since. My first job here was as a software designer at Nortel Networks. In 2001, I jumped to EDS Canada to work as an IT specialist, and stayed with the company after it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. In 2012, I joined my current employer—the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada—as an Oracle architect.

Why did you choose the Sprott Professional MBA?

I have a number of good friends who went to Sprott and have done very well since graduation, so I felt good about my decision to do my MBA there. The Carleton University campus is well-located and very close to my workplace, so it’s incredibly convenient for me get to class. I’m very happy.