Meet Washington Olin’s MBA Class of 2018


Sushanta Singha 

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Continuous work in progress: Everyday my goal is to be better than I was yesterday.

Hometown: Queens, NY

Fun Fact About Yourself: I’ve lived extensively in three continents. Would love to add a fourth.

Undergraduate School and Major: Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York; Major: Economics, Minor: Mathematics.

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Analyst, UBS AG; Entrepreneur/Proprietor, Restaurant venture.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Successfully starting a restaurant from scratch on my own.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants?

GMAT/GRE: Make sure to do a lot of practice questions. You will start to see patterns in the way the questions are worded, and that will help you to develop a plan of attack.

Application: Take the time to get to know the schools. Try to narrow down your list to 4 or 5 so that you can perfect each application. Once you go past the top 10, rankings really don’t matter. Instead, you should be looking at fit and really figuring out where you would be happy spending the next two years of your life.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I wanted the intimacy of a small program, but also one that was reputable and had a strong history of excellence. Olin was the perfect fit!

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? My dream job would be a position that would allow me to combine the skills I’ve developed in banking with the lessons I’ve learned as an entrepreneur.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like them to say that I was a consummate professional, a reliable teammate, and a pleasure to be around.

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