Master’s in Business Analytics: Chandini Gangadharan, University of Washington (Foster)

Student Name: Chandini Gangadharan

Graduate Business School: University of Washington Michael G. Foster School of Business

Describe Yourself In 15 Words: Analytics professional with a growth mindset influencing positive business outcomes through people, data, and processes. 

Master’s Graduation Class: 2020.

Undergraduate School and Major: Gujarat Technological University, Computer Engineering

Current Employer and Job Title: Amazon, Business Analyst II.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  I see my career as a journey consisting of a series of accomplishments, each new one building on top of another, and each as fulfilling as the other. I believe that every win, while a testament to a personal sense of purpose, diligence, and drive, is also made possible by one’s team, environment, and support system.

In just under five years with my previous employer where I had started my career fresh out of college, I sought and took the opportunity to work

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Master’s in Business Analytics: Natalie Honda, Indiana University (Kelley)

The best advice I can offer an applicant is to follow their interests and just go for it. Regardless of your background or current role, if you are interested in a topic, skill, or career and have the drive to learn, it is worth pursuing.”

Student Name: Natalie Honda.

Graduate Business School: Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Describe Yourself In 15 Words:  I am an analytical problem-solver and ambitious learner, always seeking new opportunities to better myself.

Master’s Graduation Class: 2020.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Connecticut, Economics & Psychology.

Current Employer and Job Title: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Business Administrator.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:   My biggest career accomplishment thus far was taking the leap to change careers. After undergrad, the only job I was offered was in a field I had no previous exposure to and was not really

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Master’s in Business Analytics: Maharshi Dutta, Purdue University (Krannert)

Student Name: Maharshi Dutta

Graduate Business School: Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Describe Yourself In 15 Words: A data enthusiast who is a problem solver, collaborator and a leader in the making.

Master’s Graduation Class: 2020.

Undergraduate School and Major: Aligarh Muslim University, Bachelor of Civil Technology.

Current Employer and Job Title: Deutsche Bank, Assistant Vice President.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  There are a few I can talk about, like striking my first project proposal with my client prior to joining Purdue while working for Tata Consultancy Services, which helped the client reduce operational cost by almost $1.5-2 M, or getting my admit into Purdue in Business Analytics and Information Management (BAIM) and working with data, which was always intriguing to me. However, my proudest accomplishment would be when I got my job as an Assistant Vice President at Deutsche Bank, in a field

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Master’s in Business Analytics: Tanmayee Waghmare, University of Minnesota (Carlson)

Student Name: Tanmayee Waghmare

Graduate Business School:  University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Describe Yourself In 15 Words: Passionate about bridging the gap between data and action. Impactful storyteller with unwavering customer focus. 

Master’s Graduation Class: 2019.

Undergraduate School and Major: Mumbai University, Accounting and Auditing.

Current Employer and Job Title: Capital One, Senior Data Analyst.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Early in my career, while working at a boutique investment banking firm as a financial analyst, I was promoted for being the most innovative and out-of-the-box thinker. My firm at the time was invested in expanding our client network to bring in more business. Although increasing business engagement was primarily a responsibility of the partners, my firm believed in empowering employees at all levels. At the time, the use of LinkedIn for business was very limited in India. My curiosity has always led me

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