Kathleen St-Pierre, ambassador, MBA 2003
Kathleen St-Pierre, MBA
Capital humain, Deloitte
“My MBA helped boost my career to another level.”
Kathleen St-Pierre graduated from the HEC Montréal MBA program in 2003 and is now a Partner in the Montréal office of Deloitte’s Human Capital practice. She has over 20 years’ experience in strategic management and organizational transformation, mainly in the manufacturing and service industries.
Just like her father, an entrepreneur, she has always been keenly interested in business. “When I was younger I dreamed of starting a company or being part of the executive team in a big corporation.” To achieve her ambitions she decided to study Business Administration at McGill University – an obvious choice for her, since she also wanted to master the language of Shakespeare, indispensable for anyone looking to succeed in the business world. “Coming from the Lower St. Lawrence, I didn’t speak a word of English when I arrived in Montréal.”
Once she completed her undergrad degree, Kathleen worked for a number of consulting firms and a financial institution, then in Boston, an experience that proved incredibly enriching. But after a few years on the labour market, she felt the need to learn even more about management. “The MBA was a chance to further my career and at the same time get a new perspective on the business world.”
She chose the HEC Montréal MBA mainly for the diversity of other students in the program, in terms of both their cultures and professional backgrounds. The School’s local and international reputation and its excellent networking potential were other deciding factors.
Her time at HEC Montréal made a huge impact on her career and her personal life. “What I learned from my MBA helped me climb the corporate ladder faster, and gave me the tools to better advise my clients.” She also treasures the lasting friendships she made with colleagues and professors.
Kathleen is delighted to serve as an ambassador for the 50th anniversary of the HEC Montréal MBA. To anyone thinking of doing their MBA, she unhesitatingly says “Go for it! It’s worth the investment!”
The first word that comes to mind to describe her MBA? Leadership.