Q:Where is your hometown?
A:New Delhi, India
Q:What did you study at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and what is your graduation year?
A:MBA in supply chain management, 2018
Q:What did you do in your corporate residency? What were your responsibilities?
A:I worked with Raytheon as a Graduate Supply Chain Intern, focusing on supplier diversity in small business and working with the sub contract advisory team.
Q:What skills did you build at D’Amore-McKim that you are using in your corporate residency or will use in your future career?
A:I’ve developed interpersonal and leadership skills – the ability to understand other’s perspective, communicate effectively, and build meaningful relationship. The first year is so busy that we were forced to develop our project management and time management skills. Because the business world is so uncertain, managing risk is an important skill to learn, and in this program I learned that skill.
Q:What was the biggest take-away from working toward your MBA at Northeastern? What can you do today that you couldn’t do before you started your MBA?
A:Coming from a legal background, I am used to looking at things in terms of black and white: what the rule says and how the facts align with the rule. The MBA program has enabled me to look beyond rules or what is already defined and seek innovative solutions beyond the judgement of right or wrong in the traditional sense. The program has taught me that things are contextual and, as business professional, we should be able to understand and cater to the context quickly.
Q:What was your most valuable experience?
A:Working in different enabled me to see how important it is to be a team player for the ultimate result of the project and learn the various skills it takes to not only work in a team, but also lead a productive team.
Q:Why did you choose D’Amore-McKim?
A:(I took advantage of) the six-month residency option. The ability to work in an MBA-level job through corporate residency was tremendous.
Q:What would you say to a prospective student considering D’Amore-McKim for their business degree?
A:Come in with an open mind, meet new people, and build genuine relationships with them. Learn from the professors and make them lifelong resources. Get involved in clubs and use them as a networking platform, which is the best way to get genuine insight into the professional world that you may be targeting.
Q:Where do you see yourself in 5 – 10 years?
A:In a leadership development program with a big corporation, using my international work experience to build relationships between corporations in different countries.
Q:How has D’Amore-McKim helped you to become more?
A:As a mother of a 2-year-old toddler, my time at as a student at D’Amore-McKim was one of great learning of how to balance work and family. The program is challenging, and my urge to do better has helped me become more efficient as a mother and as a student. The program even encouraged me to push myself further, and I founded the Graduate Consulting Club in January 2017. The support of the professors and staff was tremendous and very encouraging.