Master of Technology - Mtech, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
Senior Associate, Ernst & Young
Your time at Imperial College Business School
Why did you choose to study your programme and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?
In my pre-MBA industry experience, I used to face business problems of varied nature. A lot of on-the-job learning happened while crafting workable solutions. I chose to study an MBA to expose myself further to business cases and master the art of problem solving with a structured approach.
What was the most important learning point you took from your time at the Business School?
Networking and making professional relations were the key things I learned at Imperial. This is important because a professional career matures only with a good network.
What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same programme as you?
The exposure is immense at Imperial. The School offers ample networking opportunities and rightly placed to build upon your professional relations.
What was the most surprising thing about the programme?
The week-long professional trip to a new country. My cohort went to Chile and got the opportunity to learn about the economy and businesses there.
Tell us about your current job
How was your career transformed following your programme?
My career got completely transformed. I jumped from FMCG to Consulting industry. The consulting space is all about problem solving in a high pressure environment and the MBA programme adequately equipped me to deal with this.
How do you plan to use the skills and knowledge you gained during the programme within your career going forward?
I leverage the skill of networking to connect with right people in the professional space. The idea is to build relations and make your presence felt in the professional community. Recently, I started my Youtube Channel to offer my perspective on strategic issues.
What do you enjoy most about your current work and what are the main challenges that you face?
The best part is creating value and your offer to clients. Providing a structured narrative to address complex problems is both challenging and rewarding.
What is your proudest achievement in the job so far?
Closing a transactional deal between Government and Private Parties in record timeframe.
In what way is remaining connected to your alumni network important to you?
It gives an opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations. I have volunteered my time at the Business School before, supporting students, which was very rewarding. I felt I was important to support the School as keeps me associated with the College and expands my identity.