MBA Class of 2018

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Student Perspectives

Second-Year Perspective

By Paul Kondrat

Being a second-year MBA student has been a resounding success in my career progression. I felt thoroughly prepared for the challenge when starting my summer internship, and since returning have excitedly continued my educational journey. Reflecting on my experience over the summer, I can clearly see the connection between academic courses and the supply chain business problems faced in the real world. Through both academic course content and participation in supply chain case competitions, I was able to learn core skills in realistic settings. I feel very strongly that this bridge of experiences from the working world into the classroom is the key to success. As a student, I feel ready and well prepared to enter my job at Amazon after graduation. On, Wisconsin!

First-Year Perspective

By Annika Canueto

When I chose to attend graduate school at UW-Madison, I was confident that the supply chain management specialization would be not only an incredible academic opportunity, but also an excellent personal fit. I am so pleased to say that my expectations have been exceeded at UW-Madison!

I have had the chance to learn from compelling professors and, most importantly, from my fellow classmates. The wealth of experience from my colleagues in the Center has been invaluable to my academic and professional growth. Further, I am very fortunate to have participated in several academic opportunities off campus – most notably a supply chain case competition in Texas and an exchange program with the University of Stavanger in Norway.

UW-Madison and our Center provide an academic environment that pushes its students to explore and encourages tremendous personal and professional development. I look forward to showing off the Wisconsin difference at my internship at Rockwell Automation this summer. I am very proud to call myself a Badger – On Wisconsin!

International Perspective

By Srikrishna Gopikrishnan

It has been just six months since I started my MBA in supply chain management at the Wisconsin School of Business, but the exposure has given me a completely new and better perspective of education and the supply chain industry.

Being an international student from India and having previously studied in a different environment, the Wisconsin School of Business has been a positive change to the style of education as well as the quality of education. The classroom education has been an amazing experience for me and gives me a platform to leverage my international exposure with the best possible inputs from the great faculty.

Apart from the classroom education, the interactions with my classmates from a multi-cultural environment has given me an opportunity to understand various cultures and business environments better. The opportunity provided by the Center to participate in the case competitions at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University enabled me to understand the real-time industry problems and find solutions for them.

It is proved time and again that multi-cultural and diverse teams perform the best, and the MBA program at the Wisconsin School of Business, with its students from across the world, is a true testament to that.