Meet the MBA Class of 2022: Vishal Chaudhary, Michigan State (Broad)

Vishal Chaudhary

Michigan State University, Broad College of Business

“Highly organized and creative professional who brings profitability to value chain by providing strategic solutions.”

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Fun Fact About Yourself:  Soccer Aficionado! Can’t stop talking about it.

Undergraduate School and Major: I did my undergrad in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad, India.

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Before joining Broad, I was working as a Regional Supply Chain Manager at L&T Construction.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the school’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Aspiring to extend my career in supply chain domain, I chose Broad mainly because of Broad’s reputation of being the best MBA program having focus on supply chain in the United States. Additionally, Broad’s extended support in my MBA application and the on-boarding process differentiated it from other B-schools. Lastly, the easily approachable and large Alumni network working in leading organizations also played a pivotal role in selection of MBA program.

What has surprised you the most about the Broad MBA program? Close- knit MBA community, personalized learning, and diverse MBA candidates have been the highlight of Broad program for me.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates you’ve met so far and why? As an international student, initial onboarding to MBA program is one of the toughest parts of MBA program because of sudden change in culture. I found Broad MBA candidates highly collaborative, helpful, and friendly. It is probably because of these reasons that I was able to adapt quickly to Broad MBA program.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I headed supply chain of an International Joint venture project which my last employer had with its German counterpart for construction of one of largest sewage treatment plants in Asia. I learned to perform while overcoming various barriers, including cultural and organizational, while working on the project. I also got the opportunity to collaborate with suppliers across the globe because of this one-of-a-kind project.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far? Conveying your true value is an important part of networking and recruiting. As an MBA student, I learnt to articulate and convey my true value to people I engage with. In addition to improved business acumen including supply chain knowledge, successfully adapting to virtual environment while working in diverse MBA teams has been another significant outcome for me.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? Having a technical background, I noticed that though I was working in supply chain, I lacked some supply chain knowledge. Aspiring to advance my career in the supply chain domain, I wanted to increase my knowledge in the area while improving my overall business acumen. Additionally, I realized that it was the right time to switch both industry and work profile. These were the two primary drivers which led me to Broad MBA program.

What was your defining moment and how did it prepare you for business school? Lack of business specialization limited the roles I wanted to work on. It was proving equally difficult to switch to other industries as well. Knowing that an MBA from a reputed b-school would open multiple positions across industries, I started my MBA preparation to finally join Broad MBA program.


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