Student Voices

Rebal Elkahchen

Rebal Elkahchen

GCBA '17
International Cohort

"The professors are world-class. They go above and beyond to help you and make sure that you become a successful student and professional."


Q:What are you studying at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and when do you plan to graduate?

A:I am currently enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration program at D’Amore-McKim. I graduated in May, 2017. This program was an important stepping stone, it has helped me identify and understand what my future steps and goals should be. I have decided to continue my quest for higher education and obtain an MSF/MBA dual degree here at Northeastern.

Q:What skills are you building at D’Amore-McKim that you will use in your future career?

A:D’Amore-McKim and its outstanding professors have helped me develop and learn a vital set of skills in the business world. I was able to fine-tune several techniques that make me a better researcher, analyst, manager, team player and leader. Moreover, D'Amore-McKim has helped me grow as a person as well. I was able to develop my public speaking and influence skills, that in turn, allowed me to develop new relationships, both personal and professional.

Q:Why did you choose D’Amore-McKim?

A:D'Amore-McKim has quickly risen to the top. It has become one of the leading schools in the world. Its highly ranked programs and unique approach have convinced me that it is the right school for me. My first interaction with the university, like many others, was through the admissions office. I was so impressed by the way they handled and treated me that I knew that if the faculty and staff were anything similar to that, my experience would be a very good and successful one. Also, husky is my favorite breed of dog. It was not difficult to choose Northeastern's D'Amore-McKim after learning about their mascot.

Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?

A:I would highly recommend D'Amore-McKim for any person seeking a degree in business. The programs are of very high quality with a combination of functional and practical (real-world) approach. The professors are world-class. They go above and beyond to help you and make sure that you become a successful student and professional. They truly care about adding value to you and making you a better student, professional and person.

Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years?

A:I imagine myself managing and leading a very successful team in the investment banking industry. I will apply all the valuable skills that D'Amore-McKim have instilled in me to become successful in every endeavor I pursue.

Q:How has D’Amore-McKim helped you?

A:I cannot be more grateful to D'Amore-McKim. The experience I had here so far has truly transformed me into a more confident, positive and proactive person that I always dreamed of becoming. I truly believe that I am better and more satisfied now than I was before joining D'Amore-McKim. I am eagerly looking forward to the next chapter of my journey here at this amazing school.

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