Right out of the UBC MBA, Matthew landed a much sought-after role at Bain & Company.
“It was everything I hoped it would be,” he says. “You’re surrounded by the top two per cent of business minds, everyone is brilliant and intellectually curious.”
It was, as he had hoped, a role that pushed him outside his comfort zone.
“There’s not a minute you’re too comfortable because you’re constantly doing something new,” he says.
The position required an exceptional amount of travel, though, so in an effort to find more work-life balance, Matthew started thinking about consulting in-house.
“I wanted to stay in one industry a bit longer to understand it at a deeper level,” he says.
Now, he’s Senior Manager, Strategy & Transformation at RBC in Toronto, where he acts as an in-house consultant for everything from their digital experience to their insurance business.
“It’s rewarding to work on projects that up-level the business and get immediate results,” he says.
Matthew first learned about this position through a fellow UBC MBA alum.
“The connections you get through UBC Sauder are invaluable. You end up meeting so many people who can help you in so many ways and who you can in turn help too,” he says.