How did BSRM positively impact Olivia Fata?

A recent BCom graduate describes her experience with BSRM as the most defining moment of her academic life at McGill.

My experience with the Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) has exceeded all my expectations and positively impacted my personal and professional growth. In pursuing a Retail Management Concentration, I have been granted the opportunity to learn from industry experts and talented guest lecturers such as executives from Amazon and Google. Further, I was fortunate to have the privilege of working with the BSRM this past summer in developing the school’s Retail Innovation Challenge assisting local retail SMEs in the food sector in partnership with Lightspeed and Canada Post.

Working with such a dedicated and talented team at the BSRM such as Charles de Brabant, Executive Director of BSRM, has been the most gratifying experience of my academic career. Not only were the learning opportunities invaluable and continue to be of relevance in my daily life but working with company representatives allowed me to gain insight into the retail industry in unprecedented times. This experience has left me a more astute and well oriented individual.

I cannot recommend the BSRM more strongly. Regardless of degree of study, the opportunity to learn from such talent is unlike anywhere else. Further, the creative innovation and development that the BSRM is committed to is one-of-a-kind in the study of retail management – as evidenced by the new retail innovation lab.

The retail industry is developing at a pace like no other in the wake of COVID-19 and the opportunity to learn has never been more relevant – BSRM gave me the opportunity to do so, and it has been of the utmost value. Upon graduation in the Spring, I will forever remember the experience I had with BSRM as the most defining moment of my academic experience at McGill University.

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