Maithreye Gupta Chavala
MSc Management 2010
Programme: MSc Management 2010
Undergraduate: B.Pharmacy (Hons.), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), India
Employment prior to studying at the Business School: Research Assistant, Harvard Kennedy School, USA
Research Assistant, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), India
Employment after studying at the Business School: Deloitte, Hyderabad, India
What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same Business School programme as you?
I would strongly recommend that prospective students carefully study the programme structure and seek to understand how this programme could help them in their career development.
MSc Management at Imperial College London Business School is a fantastic bridge programme for those wishing to move from a technical role into a managerial role. The programme not only covers core management subjects, but also embeds interesting pathways into the programme structure every year. Students can choose any of the pathways which best suit their career. Gaining knowledge is key but the programme also engages students in excellent team-working assignments and helps to develop leadership skills.
What is your fondest memory from your time at the Business School? What do you miss most from your days at the Business School?
Winning the Business Plan Competition! I have such fond memories of our team discussions, brainstorming sessions and great team work which certainly paid off in the end. We received a prize cheque from Santander, the sponsor of the competition. I made some great friends at Imperial and I do miss those good old days we had together.
How has the Business School helped develop your career?
MSc Management has brought me immense value. Sharing ideas during case studies and assignments with people from all over the world has taught me to approach things very differently today and I have learnt to make decisions wisely. I believe that it is the perfect blend of my undergraduate degree in Pharmacy and my postgraduate degree in Management that has enabled me to work in the Healthcare and Life Sciences and Consumer and Industrial Products industries in Deloitte. I currently work in the Strategy, Research and Innovation team in Deloitte, India.
How did you benefit from the services provided by the Business School’s Career and Professional Development Services Team?
The Business School’s Career and Professional Development Services Team provide invaluable services. They helped me throughout my job search, from making a strong resumé for job applications to preparing me for interviews. They also organised presentations by interesting companies which gave students an excellent insight into the various graduate schemes and opportunities in the market. In a nutshell, students can certainly take advantage of the whole package of services provided by the Careers Team in their search for that dream job!
In what way is remaining connected to your alumni network important to you? What value do you get out of your Business School and alumni connections?
In my year at Imperial College Business School I made great friends with people from all parts of the world. They have guided me and given me invaluable advice. I am very thankful to everyone for this constant support and motivation.