Meet The MBA Class of 2022: Aayush, National University of Singapore Business School


National University of Singapore, NUS Business School

Inquisitive guy who loves dance, deep conversations, adventure and peri-peri fries in that very order.”

Hometown: Chandigarh, India

Fun Fact About Yourself: Arguably the only (former) Nuclear Scientist who solved complex nuclear physics equations by the day and taught Bollywood Zumba by evening.

Undergraduate School and Major: Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Scientific Officer at Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad, India

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of the MBA curriculum or activities that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Most certainly, it is the student club ecosystem – the perfect launchpad for individuals demonstrating and polishing leadership acumen. Personally, it gave me a platform to channel my interpersonal skills I acquired through my past leadership positions at AIESEC, an international youth-run NGO,  and Soka Gakkai International.

What quality best describes your MBA classmates and why? “High emotional intelligence” –  Open minded, empathetic and articulate.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Improving process productivity by ~32% (equivalent to saving client 14M USD) by designing and implementing process optimization simulation – an achievement personally recognized and awarded by the Indian Prime Minister Office.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far?

One month into the MBA, the cohort placed their trust in me by choosing me as the President of NUS MBA Energy Club.

What has been the biggest surprise in your first months of business school? Against popular belief, you can actually manage to get decent sleep during your MBA by efficiently scheduling your Google calendar.

What led you to pursue an MBA at this point in your career? With more than 7 years of operational experience, I strongly felt the need to develop a global perspective and understanding of international cultures and multi-dimensional business environments – much needed to advance towards my long-term entrepreneurial plans. The NUS MBA, with its globally relevant curriculum and enterprising students representing 27 nationalities, was a hand-in-glove opportunity for shaping me into a well-rounded and inclusive business leader.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Columbia Business School


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