Kendra Thorogood

Combining finance and development through microfinance, social finance, and impact investing

Education

Education

Bachelor of International Business
Concentration in International Investments, Finance, and Banking
University Medal for highest GPA in graduating class
(3.9 on a 4-point scale)
My combination of academic achievement, international experience, and extracurricular involvement during my degree helped me gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the workplace.
I specialize in strategic critical thinking, adaptability, teamwork, decision-making, and leadership.

Why Sprott?

The Sprott School of Business is an AACSB accredited business school.

AACSB Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. AACSB-accredited schools produce graduates that are highly skilled and more desirable to employers than other non-accredited schools. – AACSB Website


I wanted a business degree with an edge.
The Bachelor of International Business program is highly recognized and unique in offering students the opportunity to learn a new language and conduct a mandatory yearlong exchange to study business in that language. As such, I learned Spanish and spent a year at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Chile.

Learn more about my experience at Sprott from my promotional video series.

Awards

University Medal for highest GPA in graduating class.

2013 Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award to recognize both extracurricular and academic achievement.

Dean’s List – 2008 to 2013
Hyman Soloway Scholarship – 2010
Sprott Exchange Travel Scholarship – 2010
Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship – 2010
Michael Oliver Scholarship – 2009
Carleton University Entrance Scholarship for students whose entrance grade is 85 to 90% – 2008
Alexander Rutherford Scholarship – 2008

Academics

3rd and 4th-year courses completed include:

Directed Studies II: Microfinance in Developing Markets (Completed while working in Bangladesh)
Financial Management: Microfinance (Master’s Level)
International Finance
Advanced Corporate Finance
Strategic Management for International Business
Managing Globalization in Emerging Markets
Economics: International Monetary Problems
Intensive Fourth-Year Spanish

Extracurriculars

Co-founder, 1.5 years as PresidentSprott International Business Association (SIBA)
Wrote the official constitution;
Recruited and led a team of executives twice;
Held events such as a panel discussion titled “Going Global: A Discussion on International Expansion”;
Doubled membership to 65 students during first six months as president.

Young Leaders Delegation in Taiwan
Was selected as one of six students from over 80 applicants to represent Carleton University on a delegation to Taiwan;
Developed and presented a comprehensive research paper about rapid industrialization and the international role of Taiwan at the National University of Taiwan and the Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Case Competition Teams:

Case competitions challenge students to work collaboratively to identify and tackle the issues raised by a real business situation, as described in a written case study. Teams have a limited amount of time to review the history and data provided, analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and present strategic alternatives and recommendations to address the needs of the organization featured in the case. – Sprott Competes

2012 – 2013 Network of International Business Schools Case Team
After intensive tryouts, was selected for a team of four students to represent Sprott;
Qualified as one of the top 10 teams in order to advance to the finals in Leuven, Belgium;
Won bronze at the finals.

2012 – 2013 Jeux de Commerce Central Business Strategy Case Team
Selected for a team of three students to compete against 14 other business schools from Central Canada;
Placed fourth.

International Business Teaching Assistant

Financial Accounting Tutor

Volunteering

The Snowsuit Fund
Worked with low-income Ottawans to find the perfect snowsuits for their children.

Intiwawa
Went to South America before my exchange year started to spend some time volunteering at a impoverished children’s school in San Isidro, Peru.

Carleton Serves (Ottawa Food Bank, School); Terry Fox Run