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Student Profiles – Rafael Amaya (2013)

RSB_RafaelAmayaApril 24, 2013 – After attending a different university, Rafael Amaya chose to study at CMU’s Redekop School of Business (RSB) to complete his education.

“When I looked into RSB, I found a school that gives professionals a combination of technical skills and human values that will not only allow them to meet the demands of the modern business world, but will also help prepare them to make a positive difference in our communities,” Amaya says.

“I chose the RSB because it is allowing me to obtain a business education with Christian values.”

Amaya enjoys the small class sizes at CMU because they allow him to form close relationships with both his classmates and professors.

“It’s a higher-quality learning experience,” he says.

He has also been involved in the executive team of the RSB Students’ Association, and was able to travel to Niagara Falls, Ont. last year for the annual Business as a Calling conference put on by Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA).

There, he participated in MEDA’s Student Case Competition – a competition in which seven student teams were challenged to develop a business plan for Winterfield Greenbau Construction Co. from Waterloo, Ont. Each team gave a presentation to the judging panel explaining their solution to at least one of the challenges given.

“So far, my experience at RSB has been great,” says Amaya, who plans to graduate in late 2014 or early 2015 with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.

“After I graduate, I hope to pursue a Chartered Professional Accountant designation and work in the energy industry.”