The two featured here are best pals in the MBA bonding over their love for soccer (football if you’re Fred). JP came to the MBA after changing career paths. He went to school and obtained a teaching degree, taught abroad in England as well as in the Windsor-Essex school board. He is currently obtaining finance knowledge and skills by working in the Odette Finance Lab. Fred has joined the MBA program coming from London in the UK. He has a degree in physio therapy and worked in the field for a few years before deciding to return to school. He is unsure about what he wants to do upon graduation, but wants to return to London to pursue his career goals.
JP is wearing a Soul of London suit from Freed, his shoes are Stacy Adams, and his tie is from Banana Republic. When asked about his personal style, JP said, “I like a slim blue suit so I stand out in a crowd of black suits, but conservative enough to be professional in any setting.”
Fred is wearing a suit from Zara, his shoes are from Aldo, and his tie is from Armani. Fred described his personal style for professional wear, “I generally prefer a slim suit to look more polished. I chose a blazer with a tweed look because I’m English and its just a rule. It also helps me stand out from other generic black and blue blazers. However, it’s still professional enough to wear in corporate settings.”
Ayat or as we like to call her, “The Face of Odette”. Ayat studied here at Odette in her undergrad obtaining a Business Degree with a specialty in Human Resources. She is a very active student, always volunteering for various student initiatives and liaising between students and faculty or staff here at school. She hopes to obtain a Law Degree and practice in the future.
Ayat is wearing a modern professional outfit. She is keeping the colours safe with black and deep green, but playing with shapes in her unstructured vest.
Her pants and her vest are from Dynamite, her bodysuit is from H&M, and her hijab scarf is from Fekbir (a Turkish brand).
This is the lovely Nicole. Before starting her MBA, she obtained a degree in Visual Arts and a master’s in History. She has worked for the not-for-profit, Canadian Historical Aircraft Association and is currently the VP of Marketing on the Odette MBA Society.
Here Nicole is pulling off two classic colours: camel and black. Instead of playing it safe, she opted for a patterned top to tie her outfit together. She really knows how to mix classic with modern in her professional wardrobe. To keep the look more modest, Nicole added a small black cardigan to cover her shoulders.
Her top is from Le Chateau and her skirt is Babaton from Aritzia.
Nicole describes her professional style as “modern casual”
This is Marco. He is an engineer who has returned to school to obtain his MBA. He reigns from Italy and is passionate about cars. Marco knows how to style himself for a business event where media is involved. He chose a black tailored suit by FB Uomo, black shoes, a white dress shirt, and a simple, yet sophisticated black tie.
Oh and the hat? Marco is not at a press release for a new tea room at the university, he is supporting a wonderful local charity, “Hats on for Healthcare”. This pink woven hat with ribbon detail was enough to win Marco a prize for best hat. He’s one to watch for style this year for sure!
Hats on for Healthcare is organized to support the Windsor Regional Hospital in their efforts to fundraise for new equipment, programs, technology and more. This year the money raised from this initiative will go towards mental health and surgical and medicine programs at Windsor Regional Hospital. To donate please check out the University of Windsor MBA’s online funding page https://www.tilt.com/tilts/hats-on-for-healthcare-mba?s=wb&u=imehdi&_branch_match_id=353345278510230621
“Usually I just look at the colour and pattern… The shop assistant tells me if the suit fits me well or not then there are usually minor adjustments made by a tailor”-Marco on how he selects the perfect suit