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Dear Diary

Life at Rotman is full of classes, club events, learning team sessions, job searches and social events. With so many opportunities, each student experiences the MBA program in a unique way. We invite you to read our student blogs for the inside scoop on what it's like to be a Rotman student.

Varun Chandrasekar

Varun Chandrasekar

MBA 2018

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Varun is an advertising professional with a passion for helping brands engage with audiences. Before coming to Rotman, he was with Ogilvy & Mather and GREY Bangalore for four years. Post MBA, Varun is looking to pursue a career in brand management.

Alex Walker Turner

Alex Walker Turner

MBA 2017

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Before coming to Rotman, Alex was a director at WTG, a media and event organization based in London, UK. A member of Forte Foundation, for women in business, she is passionate about brand strategy, leadership, arts and culture, fashion, and a range of social and environmental causes.

Tony Basil

Tony Basil

MBA 2017

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Tony has worked across the US, the Middle East and India in a range of fields, including computer programming, healthcare, IT consulting and corporate learning and development. He’s also worked as a life coach and corporate trainer, and is interested in exploring the fertile ground at the junction of business and creativity.

Max Mao

Max Mao

MBA 2017

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Max is a software engineer with solid coding, project management and customer support experience. Having worked in the enterprise software space for the past 6 years, he looks forward to developing his strategy and management skills, and his understanding of how businesses operate, at Rotman.

Nikita Swaminathan

Nikita Swaminathan

MBA 2017

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Nikita comes to the Rotman School from Dubai, where she worked for two years in marketing and brand management for Dubai Refreshment, which bottles PepsiCo, and in public relations for Citi Bank. She's passionate about social justice and other humanitarian causes, and speaks English, Tamil and some French.

Rabia Sohaib

Rabia Sohaib

MBA 2017

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Rabia comes to Rotman after two years with a Toronto-based marketing firm. She also has experience in human resources, communications and public affairs, and speaks English and Urdu.

Varun Seth

Varun Seth

MBA 2017

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Educated in Mumbai, India, Varun is a chartered accountant with five years experience in corporate and international taxation. His goal after graduation is to become a mergers and acquisitions adviser. In his spare time, he indulges his passion for soccer and cricket.

Ryan Turkienicz

Ryan Turkienicz

MBA 2017

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Before coming to Rotman, Ryan worked for 5 years as a project manager in retail, office, and industrial real estate. He has experience in negotiation, budgeting, capital planning, team leadership and product development, and is a skilled communicator, writer, and presenter.

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1. Your Classmates: Join the largest, brightest, and most diverse MBA class in Canada

2. The University of Toronto: The Rotman School is part of U of T, Canada's #1 university.


3. Our Faculty: Learn from professors who rank Top 10 in the world for their research


4. Self-Development Lab: Develop your interpersonal and communicative skills for the real world


5. Toronto: Experience the world's most multicultural city

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