“The university taught me how to focus and execute tasks one at a time, which helps me to not get overwhelmed,” explains Saba. “They really helped me learn how to think on my feet and make sound decisions without necessarily having all the time I would like to analyze every situation for as long as I’d like to.”
She points out that Mark Haber, BComm 71, marketing lecturer and Commerce Games advisor, had a big impact on her professional life. “He definitely coached me in becoming a better presenter, public speaker, business person and all-around professional,” she says.
Saba also credits Harold Simkpins, BA 67, MBA 78, senior marketing lecturer and academic director of JMSB’s Marketing Co-op Program. “He really supported me in finding internships throughout my time at school,” she says.
Saba describes her time at Concordia as a “complete experience that was more like a lifestyle than just an education.” As a student in the JMSB’s Marketing Co-op Program, she completed four internship. She was also involved in CASA Cares, a non-profit program run by the Commerce and Administration Student Association that raises money for charities across the city and encourages students to get involved in their communities.
“I was also a Stingers football cheerleader for about 24 hours — before realizing I had too much on my plate,” Saba admits.