Meet Washington Olin’s MBA Class of 2019

Bhuvi Chopra

Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am an eccentric engineer, passionate Indian classical dancer, persuasive debater and future women entrepreneur.

Hometown: United Arab Emirates and India

Fun Fact About Yourself: I am articulate in 5 languages: English, Arabic, French, Hindi and Punjabi and have studied and lived across five different cities of Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Delhi, Kuwait and Hyderabad.

Undergraduate School and Major:  Delhi Technological University, BE/B.Tech in Electronics and Communications

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

Toshiba Corporation:  Senior Regional IT Engineer of Middle East and Asia

Toshiba Corporation:  IT Engineer

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:

  1. I was promoted three times in all three years at my first job after graduation at Toshiba. I used to work in a sector which does not indulge a lot of women candidates which I wish to change.
  2. I was bestowed upon the title of Business Development Head of AIESEC India in 2012. During my tenure period, I led the diverse teams to successfully complete the ‘Educated the Girl Child’ event. The event is very dear to me as I was able to lead 25 students from different universities in an aggressive timeframe to gather funds for 140 abandoned, war-affected or orphan girl children.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Planning and starting early your admissions application is really important. GMAT is just one aspect of the admission process. This is followed by a period of self-awareness and self-reflection. You need to identify your strengths and weaknesses and clearly define your career goals. You would also need to research the school, understand the culture, and interact with as many alumni and current students as possible to make sure your MBA experience is truly awarding.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? The culture at Olin is very warm, welcoming and collaborative, where students have more access to world renowned faculty and personalized support from the career center. This gives students a chance to form really strong bonds with their peers that can turn into long lasting friendships and honest network. This culture is also seen resonating with alumni. We are also celebrating 100 years of our supportive network, togetherness and growth this year.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? I will gain and apply business acumen with confidence and became a trailblazer for women in technology and business. Success would also mean landing an internship at a top notch technology firm in the business sector.