My recommendation for students considering the MACAM program at RRU: go to the place you fear the most, and sit there until you are comfortable. Repeat this throughout your program to challenge yourself and find your ultimate rewards.
I chose to attend Royal Roads University because, at the time, it seemed to be the only university seriously engaging in meaningful environmental education through a cohort model, and had a reputation of being accepting of creative, zany, and wild ideas.
I did a lot of research before committing to a program, and RRU was the one institution I kept coming back to. I contacted a number of people who had attended various programs, and heard nothing but good things.
RRU has been, by far, the best university I have ever attended. In comparison to other large, impersonal campuses, the ones where 600 students are packed into a single lecture hall, RRU has a certain intimacy.
The cohort model, particularly for an MBA degree, emulated the real world of teams functioning across expertise, time, culture, and geography. My RRU education continues to help me in the workplace by grounding me in fundamental theories and giving me the ability to keep learning about the quantitative and qualitative aspects of good, safe, and environmentally sound business practices.
The campus, with views of the ocean and mountains, is perfect for those moments when you’re completely stressed out by schoolwork. And I love how the Learning and Innovation building, built with student convenience and the environment in mind, have kitchens on every floor, are sustainable and provide opportunities to compost and recycle (an important reminder of the triple bottom line).
I always take every opportunity to see the world and learn as much as I can. So last year, as a student at RRU, I got the chance to go on an exchange program and I chose Austria. I was there for 4 months and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.
I did not know anyone when I moved to Victoria, so I tried to talk to as many people as I could. The magic thing about moving to a place that nobody knows you is that you can be someone completely different. I have the same soul, but Canada has made me a better person.