Alumni Testimonials

Enno Kerckhoff

Master of Business Administration
, Class of 2014
The process analysis and efficiencies I learned about in the MBA came in handy with a project I was managing to train personnel on a new system. Using what I learned, I was able to develop metrics that showed where bottlenecks in the training were and what could be done to overcome them.
Enno Kerckhoff, Class of 2014
Master of Business Administration

Q: “Tell us about you as a person – where you live, your family, interests”
A: “I was born in Toronto, Ontario, but currently live in Petawawa, Ontario about 90 minutes west of Ottawa. I am married and have a six-year-old daughter. I enjoy hockey and golf, but am not particularly skilled at either.”

Q: “Briefly describe your professional life.”
A: “I am a major in the Canadian Army, currently serving as reconnaissance squadron commander with the Royal Canadian Dragoons.”

Q: “What was your motivation for pursuing your degree?”
A: “I wanted to expand my knowledge outside the domain of my bachelor’s degree and get some experience that would prove useful when my military career eventually comes to an end.”

Q: “Why did you choose Norwich and how did you learn about it?”
A: “A previous boss of mine completed his MBA through Norwich and he spoke very positively of his experiences here.”

Q: “What do you feel makes Norwich unique?”
A: “The ability to complete the program online and the discipline required to stick to the timeline appealed to me.”

Q: “Please describe any memorable experiences with faculty members or members of your cohort.”
A: “All the members of my cohort were interesting to work with. Having done my undergraduate studies at a military academy, it was fantastic to get fresh perspectives from my peers, with their various field and experiences.”

Q: “How have you grown personally or professionally as a result of your education?”
A: “The personal growth I’ve experienced centers mostly on the discipline and time management I needed to get the work done. My coworkers would often ask me how I made time for school, with work and family competing. I always responded, 'If you want something, you will find a way to make it work.'”

Q: “Please tell us about any examples where you were able to put your knowledge to work immediately at your job.”
A: “The process analysis and efficiencies I learned about came in handy with a project I was managing to train personnel on a new system. Using what I learned, I was able to develop metrics that showed where bottlenecks in the training were and what could be done to overcome them.”