Success Stories

Jagannath Dash

Jagannath Dash - Supply Chain & ERP Specialist, Oxygen8

I would like to extend my gratitude to the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Faculty of Management committee members and Nanaimo local community for giving me the opportunity to pursue a fast paced MBA program with Applied Business Project.

The course structure was designed in a well planned manner which provided a platform to establish and relate practical business concepts. A diverse project team and a beautiful learning environment blended the art of learning with previously gained work experience.

I feel that the Internship/Co-Op  Program is one of the crucial parts of the entire program. I am grateful to the VIU FAB 40 selections committee to give me an opportunity to be a part of the program which helped me to build my network connections and in turn secured a spot for my internship with Global Payments.

The 16 weeks internship program led me to test and implement the concepts relating to strategy planning, marketing & sales to the real business world further helping to achieve the objective of business development for the organization. Working as an intern in a professional workspace gave me the opportunity to demonstrate my skill sets & team spirit which was nurtured during my MBA program in VIU.

I can definitely say that having done MBA along with an internship at VIU paced a smooth transition from academic career to business industry helping me to achieve both personal and professional objectives.