To all those working professionals who are excited, but anxious, about heading back to school: Alicia Riolino (Evening MBA ’19) wants you to know that you can do it.
“I understand that balancing challenging classes with a full-time job can feel impossible, but my classmates and I are proof that it can be done,” she says.
“Working professionals actually have a real advantage. They’re already used to busy days juggling multiple priorities and meeting tight deadlines.”
When Riolino arrived at Rotman to pursue the Evening MBA program, she was working full-time as a manager of corporate strategy and juggling various volunteer commitments. Still, she never saw her busy schedule as a reason not to take advantage of the many opportunities open to her at the School.
While at Rotman, she competed in eight case competitions, tackled a global consulting project, and completed student fellowships with the Creative Destruction Lab and the Institute for Gender and the Economy.
“Rotman was instrumental in helping me pursue a new direction in my career,” she says. “Business school opened up so many opportunities to explore and identify new interests.”
“Rotman was instrumental in helping me pursue a new direction in my career.”
—Alicia Riolino, Evening MBA ’19
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