Meet The Warwick MBA Class Of 2017

Sooraj Sitaram

Warwick Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Easy-going, energetic, curious automotive enthusiast having passion for generating boundless value in Product lifecycle

Hometown: Chennai, India

Fun Fact About Yourself: I can end up being caught unaware in certain situations where later on I have laughed at myself for being so….

Undergraduate School and Major:

Mechanical Engineer

Birla Institute of Technology & Science , Pilani, India

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Manager – Operations, Sundaram-Clayton Limited, India

Project Manager – Manufacturing Engineering, Larsen & Toubro Technology, India

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Generating financial value for customers based in North America, Europe and Mexico by achieving operational excellence using lean manufacturing techniques.

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

  • Recommend to get minimum 5 years of experience before pursuing a MBA degree.
  • Prepare for the GMAT by taking mock tests with time constraints during practice sessions.
  • Write essays based on your own experience in your personal and professional life to give it authenticity and a feel good factor.
  • During academic interviews, recommend to use the Situation, Task, Action and Result model while describing past achievements/performance.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA?

-Practical aspect of the course (more than 3 industrial connect projects during coursework)

-One Year MBA (short time away from work…..industrial connect projects helps keeping abreast with industry)

– Value for Money

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I am passionate about operations as it is core to any business. I wanted to always be part of a complex and dynamic operations/supply chain industry which is highly Innovative. Landing up with a Job in Amazon (recruited on campus at Warwick Business School) has made this dream possible.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program?  Simple, Professional and accommodative individual.

Comments or questions about this article? Email us.