Students at VIU MBA Holi Celebration 2023

MBA Student Bios

Work with tomorrow's business leaders and realize the impact on your organization today. 

VIU MBA interns offer a rich diversity of knowledge, skills and abilities to help your organization succeed. The following MBA candidates are seeking internships between January to April 2024.

Please contact to be connected with more talent.

MBA Student Bios

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Past Students:

Mohit Anand


Internship Status: HIRED

Hi, my name is Mohit Anand, and I am an MBA candidate. I am trilingual, which has helped me work in three countries. I have over two years of accounting experience and over a year of experience working as a customer support specialist. I am always keen on taking on new roles and learning new skills.

Outside work, I enjoy listening to music, travelling, and watching sports. I have a deep passion for helping serve the community, and I have volunteered at old age homes and helped out at homeless shelters. 

LinkedIn - Mohit Anand


Sai Sri Ranjani Sadula


Internship Status: HIRED

I am Sai Sri Ranjani Sadula, Retail Specialist at Freedom Mobile, and an MBA candidate. I am an Economics and Accounting enthusiast, thereby I like capital management. I aspire to achieve an executive or managerial position in a reputable financial institution. I am an Economics student, and that’s how I have gained an interest in money management concepts. Previously, I worked at Staples as a Copy and Print associate where I learned business practices, marketing, and especially business-to-business commerce.

Ayo Victoria A.        


My name is Ayo, a current MBA student and I’m an enthusiastic Accounting professional with 10 months of work experience eager to apply my skills in the corporate world. I enjoy helping business deal with the figures and helping them plan their finances to make strategic business decisions. I’m interested in areas such as accounting, auditing and assurance and consulting for my internship.  Outside of work, I enjoy hiking and I spend my free time on personal development.

Pooja Gupta


Specializing in accounting and finance I have amassed 5+ years of experience in the financial and auditing industry. I have always had a penchant for working with numbers and complex data to solve problems. My biggest achievement was recovering overdue balances of USD 23 million using a tool I created in MS-Excel that is being widely used within the company. Currently as a MBA Candidate at VIU I received the ‘Top International Student’ award for securing the highest GPA. Working as a Customer Experience Associate at TD Bank I have been able to enhance my communication and management skills.

Suchir Gupta


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Suchir. I am a tax professional with H&R Block and pursuing MBA from VIU. I am committed to providing clients with the confidence to make good decisions in a rapidly changing environment. This drives me to inspire and help people, organisations & communities to see their country thrive. I am a skilled team player who understands the importance of a collaborative working environment and has experience working for complete growth management and holistic development of the ecosystem. Over the next five years, I aim to establish my career as an accountant and complete my CPA designation.

Sanket Palit


Internship Status: HIRED

I am Sanket Palit and I am pursuing my Masters in Business Administration in Vancouver Island University. As a young teenager I was always fascinated by the world of finance and global economics. I worked as a Junior Business Analyst at Imas Techniki LLP, where I managed an investment portfolio and generated a 110% return on investment. I also worked as a Sales Associate in Canada for the last 8 months, where I gained valuable experience in customer relations. My educational background, combined with my previous work experience, would provide an excellent foundation for a career in finance.

Sangeeta Das


Hi, my name is Sangeeta Das. I have 8 years of professional work experience, skilled in account management, operations, marketing campaigns, promotional launches, and business development. Understanding of corporate finance, risk management, private equity, and compliance, as well as an interest in equities analysis, fixed income management, derivative product design, and portfolio management.

Capper Du


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Capper Du and I am a candidate pursuing my MBA at Vancouver Island University. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor's degree in Finance from VIU. My personal area of interest is in the finance industry and I would like to obtain an internship in a banking or securities institution. As a finance major, I understand the basic investment concepts, accounting and financial analysis principles of the securities industry. Under the undergraduate program, I learned knowledge about Canadian security and investment. Additionally, I finish Canada Investment Funds Course, and have CIFC CE Certificate as well as Social Marketing Certification Approved by Hootsuite.

Ritu Rathi


Internship Status: HIRED

A dedicated and enthusiastic MBA candidate, I always carry with me my three key characteristics: Dedication to do my best, a positive attitude, and zeal to learn something new every day. Since I’ve been inclined toward numbers since my infancy, I’m excited to begin my career in numbers and digits. I’m hoping it will help the economy and people manage their finances.

LinkedIn - Ritu Rathi


Rotimi Okewole-Lawal


My name is Rotimi, and I am an Anti-money laundering specialist with over three years of work experience in banking. Currently, I am pursuing my MBA degree at Vancouver Island University as I am passionate about how financial establishments operate. Through continuous learning and self-development, I hope to ensure integrity and ethical practices in the finance industry.

Outside my profession and the classroom, I am an active community member, as I also work for a non-profit organization that caters for vulnerable individuals in the society. To learn more, click on the link below.

Aize Ukpebor


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Aize, and I'm an Accountant by profession with three years of work experience. I enjoy ensuring that proper and timely records are kept that enables management to make informed decisions. I had my bachelor’s in accounting and graduated with a second class upper and went further to enhance my career by becoming a chartered Accountant in Nigeria, I am currently in the MBA program to enhance my understanding of the business environment.

Outside of work and classroom, I enjoy recreational swimming and hiking. I also spend my free time working as a volunteer for the Student Union at VIU. You can learn more about my passion and interests by clicking on the link below."

Soumik Saha


Internship Status: HIRED

I led a Credit Risk Management team consisting of 8 members at Sajida Foundation for more than 2 years. One of my job responsibilities was to analyze financial data to assess the riskiness of a client. Prior to that, I worked for Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB) as a Research Associate where I used to perform financial performance analysis for different companies from various industries. Currently, I am enrolled in MBA program at Vancouver Island University. Alongside that, I am working as a Customer Service Representative at CIBC which has been helping me to gain customer service experience in my preferred industry.

Shounak Bhattacharya


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Shounak Bhattacharya, and I'm currently getting a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I am expected to graduate in September ’23. I was able to manage a job with Toronto Dominion (TD) bank since March'22 as a Customer Experience Associate while still doing my master's. In my current position, I oversee executing financial operations including withdrawals, deposits, and bill payments in accordance with standard operating protocols, advising customers on the best course of action based on their needs, and resolve customer inquiries.

Yenumula Mary Poojitha


I, Yenumula Mary Poojitha and pursuing MBA at Vancouver Island University. I have been a sales associate at a 7 Eleven convenience store for the past year. This exposed me to Canadian work culture and helped me develop customer relations in Canada. I believe in both individual and collective growth.

During my four years as an assistant credit manager at Bank of Baroda, where I worked to increase the branch's credit portfolio to $1 billion, I developed my analytical and problem-solving abilities. I was responsible for underwriting of commercial/retail loans worth up to $10 million. I intend to work in banking and am looking for an internship there.


Debyendu Kundu


Internship Status: HIRED

Result driven Business Development and Go-to-Market strategist with 6+ years of industry experience in Information Technology and SaaS. Successful in building short-term and long-term growth strategies directly contributing to the revenue of a company with a focus towards increasing ARR in a 0 to 1 setup. My passion for technology compliments my business domain knowledge helping me keep up with the latest trends in technology and manage complex customer requirements.

Aditya Prakash


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Aditya Prakash, and I’m a Business Analyst with 4 years of experience working on financial/sales data, preparing business reports, and building client relations to drive profitability & growth. My passion towards computers and curiosity towards finding data-driven solutions to business problems led me to accomplish my master’s in data analytics as well as pursue a master’s in business administration. Outside of work, I enjoy sightseeing and hiking.

Zainab Adeniji


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Zainab Adeniji, I am a highly driven and enthusiastic MBA Candidate at Vancouver Island University with over 3 years of experience developing and executing customer-oriented solutions. I am passionate about creating for stakeholder-centric value through continual process improvement and influencing strategic business decisions.

Beyond this, I enjoy participating in community development and currently work as a Community Support Worker. I am seeking a challenging position in business analysis where I can implement as well as enrich my knowledge and skillset to achieve organizational objectives. You can learn more about me by clicking on the link below.

Mercy Itohan Uzama


My name is Mercy, I am a business analyst with three years of work experience. My drive as a business analyst is seeing a clear connection between my efforts and the achievement of the organization's business objectives. I love to determine what the business requires from a solution, collaborate with stakeholders facilitating requirement gathering sessions and documentation of the entire process.

Outside my work,  I enjoy volunteering, writing, and teaching. Kindly find the link below to have a holistic view of my passion and interest.

Aman Mahajan


Internship Status: HIRED

I'm Aman Mahajan, a student at Vancouver Island University working for a master's degree in business administration. For the past three years, I have worked in business development for several companies. I frequently received awards for being the region's top sales professional when I was employed by the organisations. I'm currently employed at Michael Hill as a sales professional (Part-time).

I was able to contact with a variety of people while I was working for the company, which offered me a wealth of knowledge about Canadian culture and society.

Thao Nguyen


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Thao Nguyen and I’m an MBA candidate. I’m confident as a customer service specialist with 7 years of working experience in diverse settings including a restaurant, travel agency, hotel, and retail companies. In the Canadian working environment, I have been having around 1-year work experience at Thrifty Foods and Sephora. I just gain a Sephora V.I.A award this month that is for Sephora's good employee of the month across BC, which is an amazing motivation for my work.

I study and work relentlessly but still enjoy my life to the fullest extent. Connect with me to learn more about me and my career at my portfolio’s link below.

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Dipti Naik


My name is Dipti, and I am a competent professional with 10+ years of experience in Client Servicing, Customer Relationship Management, Account Management, Operations Management, Customer Experience, and team Management. Performer with proven track record in setting up new processes, streamlining workflow and creating teamwork environment to enhance productivity. Assertive and enthusiastic, with sound knowledge of client management, campaign management, strategy creation and implementation. Well versed in dealing with clients from APAC and LATAM. Excellent interpersonal skills with problem solving logical thinking and analytical ability.

Ojonoka Kolawole


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Ojonoka, and I’m a customer experience professional with years of work experience in delivering innovative and excellent customer service solutions across the financial services sector. I have a bachelor’s degree in English language and currently in my Fourth semester studying Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Vancouver Island University.

I work for TD Canada Trust Bank as a customer experience associate responsible for processing financial transactions and sales of the bank’s products and services. Over the years I have gained relevant skills in leadership, communication, customer engagement, and sales.

Sreyashee Bhaumik


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Sreyashee, and I'm a Human Resources professional with eleven years of work experience, predominantly in the Banking and Financial Services industry in India. I am currently an MBA candidate in my last semester at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia. I believe in working in a manner that promotes fairness, respect, honesty and trust. I am grateful to have been associated with organizations that encourage the diversity of thoughts, focus on inclusivity and celebrate participation and partnership in all of our endeavours. I am also a member of the CPHR BC & Yukon, which helps me network with other HR professionals.

Joshua Cartagena


My name is Joshua Cartagena & from Vancouver Island. I have a business degree with two majors from Vancouver Island University in Human Resource (HR) Management (MGMT) & (MGMT), three certificates, & a diploma. I hold two awards from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. I volunteer with various organizations in the community. I believe in being collaborative with peers as these actions create strength & inclusion. In my time off, I enjoy exploring the island with my two canine friends whom I rescued & adopted. I am certified as a Chartered Professional HR (CPHR) (Candidate) for B.C. & the Yukon.

Abisola Odeyemi


I’m Abisola Odeyemi, a highly motivated and people-centric Human Resources (HR) professional with a proven track record for delivering results and implementing impactful HR initiatives with the highest level of professionalism. I am a certified member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR) with over 8 years of people management experience, which spans employee experience and onboarding, talent management and career development, HR business partnering, learning and development and performance management within the Financial Services and Financial Technology Industry.

Shubham Mattas


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Shubham, and I'm a research-driven MBA student with extensive work experience in sales, product development, consulting and strategy in high-growth startups. I enjoy helping advance products, and services thus enabling strategic business pathways. I led the Case Team of VIU for BC MBA Games 2022 which focused on the impact of industries on Indigenous culture, values and beliefs and have been active in volunteering. Outside of school, I enjoy nature walks and hiking. To know more about my passion and interests please follow the link below.

Abhigya Misra


Internship Status: HIRED

I’m Abhigya Misra and currently pursuing my MBA at Vancouver Island University. I have more than three years of experience as a sales and revenue management professional, and I'm driven to increase revenue which gives me a sense of excitement. In addition to this, I joined 7-Eleven in June 2022 as a sales associate and recently have been promoted to Senior Sales Associate. Before the start of my MBA program, I was working with Dell International as a Senior Technician.

Amandeep Saini


Internship Status: HIRED

I am Amandeep Saini, an MBA student at Vancouver Island University. I have three years of professional work experience and have worked for multinational companies all around the globe. Experienced marketing specialist who manages high-value clients and deadlines. Successfully creating comprehensive approaches to marketing plans while working with diverse teams. Time Management and being an effective team member are my core values.

LinkedIn - Amandeep Saini

Karan Dhawan


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Karan Dhawan, and I have over 6 years of experience in the marketing industry at G & R Infosystem Pvt Ltd in India working under different supervisions to capture different skills and responsibilities. I have been fortunate enough to develop marketing materials such as logos, business cards, promotional events, and e-newsletters to establish internal audits of the firm. Moreover, I have been working in the retail industry for Walmart for the last 1 year where I have developed imperative skills such as sales, customer service, and customer behavior.  Moreover, in terms of education, I have recently completed MBA from Vancouver Island university. Before that, I have done my bachelor’s in business administration, specializing in banking and insurance.


Enver Ezziz


Internship Status: HIRED

My Name is Enver Ezziz (Ainiwaer Aizezi), I am Uighur from Xinjiang China. I have been managing a company, which provide LED smart system and lighting solutions to commercial buildings for the past 10 years, and now I am an MBA candidate at Vancouver Island University and going to graduate in fall 2023. Thanks to this MBA program, I also realized that my interest is in finance and marketing.

My core advantage, I believe, is my attitude toward any kind of work and challenge. I see any work from the employer’s point of view. I know the meaning behind each task, no matter easy or hard.

Divyanshudit Gehlot


Internship Status: HIRED

Dedicated professional with 5+ years of experience in sales & marketing, operations, and logistics with outstanding relationship-building and analytical skills. Currently pursuing MBA from VIU. I have acquired problem-solving and effective communication skills by serving a huge clientele and operating in fast-paced, high-pressure environments. I believe in teamwork and building relationships across all management levels. Currently working as a support and administrative staff at a used car dealership. I aim to advance my career in marketing management or operations.

Abhishek Sharma

Abhishek Sharma

Internship Status: HIRED

I have worked in the banking and finance business for the most part of the past 13 years, making me a highly talented and successful digital strategist and marketer. I have a strong foundation in the concepts and practices of management and the banking sector thanks to my Master of Business Administration degree from Vancouver Island University.

Throughout the course of my professional life, I have consistently showed a good capacity to come up with answers to real-world business difficulties. In my previous position as Manager at HDFC Ltd., I was instrumental in the company's achievement of establishing the whole digital lending channel as well as lead source management for HDFC Ltd.

Nabeel Nazeer


Internship Status: HIRED

I, Nabeel Nazeer, am a VIU MBA candidate with experience of 3 years in engineering and sustainability. Working with wastewater engineering and public sector have helped me acquire skills like leadership, change management and stakeholder management. I am a dedicated sustainability professional with a passion for driving ESG initiatives. Furthermore, I am mentoring students at the VIU Career studio for career guidance and actively engaged as a Crisis Intervention worker for Vancouver Island Crisis Society.


Prince Wadhwa


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Prince Wadhwa, and I have been an efficient Supply Chain professional for over a decade, predominantly in the automobile industry in India. I am currently an MBA candidate in my last semester at Vancouver Island University, British Columbia.

I look forward to addressing tomorrow's challenges and opportunities by combining my skills, sense of responsibility and innovative thinking to maximize customer value. Please visit my LinkedIn profile at:

Vaishali Makwana


Internship Status: HIRED

My name is Vaishali Makwana. I’m a self-starter professional with 9 years of experience in shaping consumer focused products through product UX/UI design, continuous user engagement, technical solutions and robust contract partners.

Expertise across verticals like Technology Services, E-commerce and Digital Media. Proficient in HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, WordPress, Bootstrap.

I have a passion for creating beautiful performant products with delightful user experiences. Being a Self-Learner, getting a pixel perfect output is what I aim for.


Akshara Thomas


Internship Status: HIRED

I am Akshara Thomas, a seasoned technology professional with 9 years of experience in software development and project management. My expertise lies in creating cutting-edge digital solutions and devising business development strategies. I am driven by purpose in my profession and will go the extra mile to ensure to get desired results. I have a passion for continuous learning, and am always eager to gain new knowledge.

In my personal life, I enjoy traveling with loved ones and maintain a positive outlook. I am also a volunteer for a youth organization that fosters moral and personal development in young people.

Anthony Abasili


I am Anthony Abasili, Vancouver Island MBA candidate. I have a BSc in economics with over three years of experience as a sales analyst and two years’ experience as forex analyst.

Providing unique perspective to the field, I am committed making a positive impact in the financial industry as a sales/data analyst. I am very passionate about things that matters to me personally like family and friends.

I am keen to learn from the brightest minds in the field of data analysis and throughout my career gain expertise in data/sales analysis.

Clement Aigbomian


My name is Clement, and a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering. I love solving problems and playing table tennis. I started from consulting firm as system administrator and later went to the banking in Internal control, compliance, IT Auditor, IT operational processes, Enterprise Systems Admin, power, and Data centre management. I am an MBA candidate at VIU with special interest in Finance and management. I am a Certified ISO2700 Lead Auditor, Data Centre Professional and Design and IBM Certified Advance Technical Expert. I have passion in Cyber security space.

Oluwaseun Adesola Abiola-Osho


I am Oluwaseun Adesola Abiola-Osho - a committed MBA candidate with an undergraduate degree in Law. Along with the MBA, I successfully managed confidential files and projects as a Legal Office Assistant at Beaubier Law and currently work as a Sales Associate at Showcase.

My career goal is to become a compliance professional and data governance specialist considering my strong interest in big data and emerging technologies in business. Strong communication, interpersonal and adaptability skills are my top characteristics. In my spare time, I play chess, soccer or listen to music.

Gaurav Sharma


I am Gaurav Sharma, a self-motivated and goal-oriented professional with an MSISS and pursuing my MBA from Vancouver Island University.

I am working as a Residence Service Representative with VIU with experience in IT Operations, Training & Development, Sales, and Customer Service. Gaining knowledge, skills, and expertise through a combination of higher education and diversified professional experience make me a better business professional who is always ready to take crucial business responsibilities and opportunities with confidence.

I am actively seeking an internship opportunity starting May 2023 in Information Technology or Banking.

Xu Han

harvey han

Internship Status: HIRED

I am Xu Han, or you can call me Harvey, I am studying for my MBA at Vancouver Island University. I have extensive study and work experience in the field of management. I am therefore very confident in my ability to take on a junior management role. In my undergraduate studies I earned an excellent GPA of 3.78.

 I am a person who is very enthusiastic about my work, and I think that as a manager I should bring more positive energy to the colleagues around me. My experience of studying and working in a multicultural environment has allowed me to effectively mitigate and eliminate all possible negative effects of cultural differences.