February 9, 2021Alumni Update - Ali Grieve

Ali Grieve - AHPS Alumna 2016
Western University, Richard Ivey School of Business - 2020

After graduating from Aberdeen Hall in 2016, I traveled cross-country to London, Ontario, where I spent the next four years at Western University. During my first two years, I studied Consumer Behaviour at the Dan Management School with my focus on attending the Richard Ivey School of Business, a goal of mine since Grade 11. Although Ivey was no walk in the park, it was the experience of a lifetime, and I am extremely grateful for my education at Aberdeen Hall which prepared me for it. From case competitions, 48- Hour reports, and reading over 500 business cases, Ivey opened my eyes to the world of business, but even more so focused heavily on character development, something I will always be thankful for. Before I knew it, it was the Spring of 2020 and I was graduating with my Honours of Business Administration through a Zoom call with 600 of my classmates. Although it wasn’t how I imagined it, I will be a moment I will always remember.

This past summer I moved to Toronto, along with some of my great friends from Aberdeen Hall, whom I see regularly. Once settled, I began searching for employment in a very intimidating and daunting job market. I spent time speaking with LinkedIn connections, organizing many coffee chats, and even networking with Aberdeen Hall parents. From having an internship at RBC during university and being interested in marketing at school, I truly had no idea where I would end up. Thankfully, in September, I was offered a job that was the perfect fit for me. I have begun my career with DECIEM, a global beauty company, known for their brand “The Ordinary.” I am a Partnerships Associate, supporting their retailer partnerships across North America. I am so grateful to be a part of an amazing company and being in an industry I am personally very passionate about.

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At Aberdeen Hall, we seek to admit well-rounded students who choose to be at our school. We are looking for students who demonstrate leadership through academic performance, involvement in co-curricular activities and civic engagement. We care about our students and seek those who value education and are prepared to enrich our incredible school community.