About Sanjay

Hometown: Ghansawangi, India
Previous University: Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
Undergraduate Degree: Electrical Engineering
Q: What was your background before pursuing your graduate education?

A: I come from a small town in India. In 2016, I completed my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and then started working in ERP implementation at a manufacturing facility. Despite my initial plans, I was placed in a materials management team that focused on supply chains.

While working there, I realized how important supply chains are to business and their role in contributing to everyday life of a person. It's something that's really fascinated me. I switched to Deloitte India and continued my career in supply chain management.

Q: Why did you choose the MBA program at D'Amore-McKim?

A: I decided to pursue my MBA from Northeastern University because I wanted to learn more about supply chains and gain managerial experience.

There were a few reasons I selected Northeastern. I chose to pursue a Full-Time MBA at D'Amore-McKim because of the corporate residency program, which gives you real-world experience while you are learning in college. Additionally, the supply chain concentration has some really experienced professors that have definitely helped me in gaining business expertise.

My concentrations were in supply chain management and business analytics. Business analytics plays a very crucial role in today's fast-changing environment. My classes at D'Amore-McKim created a perfect foundation for my business expertise. They gave me an in-depth understanding of how important analytics are in driving strategies.

Q: What was your corporate residency experience like with Charles River Laboratories?

A: Supply chains are critical in the healthcare industry, so working at Charles River Laboratories helped me build relevant experience to prepare me to meet my career goals. 

My role was to leverage business analytics to define and execute supply chain strategies. I had a lot of responsibilities on a project called Tail-Spend Consolidation. While working on this project, I was responsible for identifying low-spend suppliers and ultimately removing them from the company database. I successfully executed the project, it delivered a savings of around $160,000. It meant a great deal to me to have this experience as a corporate resident.

Q:  What advice do you have for anyone considering the D'Amore-McKim Full-Time MBA?

A: The main advice that I would like to give to prospective students is never give up on your dreams. I come from a very small town in India and I never gave up on my dreams.

Work consistently towards achieving the goals that you set for yourself. Sometimes you'll feel lost, but you have to believe in yourself. You need to realize that if you've made it to Northeastern University, you definitely have what it takes to succeed in business.

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