This post is a part of the Student Spotlight series where we highlight a current Anderson student or alum to learn about his/her experiences at Anderson.
UCLA Anderson Class of 2019
UCLA Anderson MBA Class:
Q. Introduce yourself to your classmates!
A. I'm a Strategy Consultant from New York City, who has resided on the East Coast since 1996 (after moving from India). Love to travel, enjoy weekend trips with friends, eat at new places and keep to date with technology.
Q. Why did you decide to attend UCLA Anderson — #whyAnderson?
A. When I was thinking about getting my MBA, ultimately three things needed to be true: 1. I needed to move out of the east coast and get a different perspective. 2. I wanted to go to a school where I could use the resources at the school to switch careers. 3. I wanted to meet new people. Anderson allowed me to check all the buckets. The school is situated in LA, a city with great social & ethnic diversity as well as great weather. It also has great centers of excellence in the fields of finance, a career I would eventually like to transition towards. And finally, I'm so excited to work & enjoy the city with all the talented students from all over the world.
Q. What are you most excited about at UCLA Anderson?
A. I am thrilled to make Los Angeles my home for at least two years. Having never been away from the east coast for an extended period of time (except for 6 months studying abroad in Delhi, India), I am looking forward to a change in pace, a bit of discomfort, but also a lifetime of memories to be made. Also excited to attend football & basketball games as a new Bruin! From a school perspective, really looking forward to meeting all my classmates and networking with folks in industries I'm interested in pursuing after Business School. Joining clubs such as the Investment Finance Association and Entrepreneurship Association are high on my list of to-dos once school kicks off.
Q. What is a piece of advice you have for a prospective applicant?
A. Start getting your application materials together as early as possible! Ask for resume & essay help from not only people you know, but also from lesser known acquaintances to get multiple viewpoints.