I can't believe it's been two years since I sold everything I owned in Mexico to afford to move with my wife Ale to Vancouver and do my MBA at SFU.
I always find myself trying new things. People who know me know I like to experience different things constantly. So far I've lived in 5 different countries (at least for a year) with no regrets. As Dr. Alfonso Ruiz Soto says, “La vida solo es rica en experiencias” (“Life is only rich in experience”). And because I definitely want to be rich and want my wife to be rich as well, I convinced Ale to move to Vancouver. I found the perfect excuse (professional, personal, legal) start a Masters in Business Administration.
Well these two years couldn’t have been richer. I’ve learned a ton, made amazing new friends, fallen in love with Canada, started up a little bug business on the side, and finished the MBA. But my money is running out, and so is the time until I have to renew my visa and work permit.
After seeing my MBA diploma hanging on my wall Ale asked, "Now what?"
Defy convention and make my mark, that is what.
The Next Step
First and foremost, I plan to continue working to defy convention and make a difference with my startup business, Heilu.
But Heilu is a while away from making money, and I need to afford life in Vancouver. Plus there is still lots I can learn from experience before owning a successful business.
In other words, I need to find a job.
The Dream Job
While other MBA grads often seek careers in consulting or investment banking, my dream job lies elsewhere.
My goal is to make my mark for a company in the sports or physical well-being industry, cares about its consumers as much as their employees, and wants to make a positive impact. And ideally it will allow me to be close to consumers. Give as much as I can while learning. Therefore I'm looking for operations and/or strategy jobs in a retail company.
That’s a lot to ask, I know. And demand for jobs is high. So, just like Heilu, I could use all the help I can get.
Can You Help?
Please let me know if you have any contacts who could get me closer to finding the job I’m looking for in Vancouver, or if you have any advice to guide my job hunt..
To defy convention and make my mark I could really use your help.