Meet the MBA Class of 2024: Ooha Edupuganti, Georgia Tech (Scheller)

Ooha Edupuganti

Georgia Institute of Technology, Scheller College of Business

 “Ooha means imagination. Mix that with passion, hard work, and empathy to make me whole.”

Hometown: Dunwoody, GA

Fun Fact About Yourself: I grew up India with my grandparents for three years.

Undergraduate School and Major: Georgia Institute of Technology, Industrial Engineering

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Deposco, Senior Solutions Consultant

What has been your favorite part of Atlanta so far? What has made it such a great place to earn an MBA? There are always events going on around the city whether that be marathons, music festivals, lights shows, bar crawls, or famers markets. There is something to do for all sorts of interests and hobbies.

Atlanta has been tremendously expanding over the past few years. The heart of the city is a booming technology hub and is a great place to build one’s network and connect with the next biggest innovators and entrepreneurs.

Aside from your classmates and location, what was the key part of the Scheller MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Georgia Tech has a futuristic mindset when it comes to the technology and business worlds colliding. They recognize that the future is digital and incorporate that into their curriculum. They offer multiple practicums to get a sense of real-world cases when dealing with business strategy and applications.

What course, club or activity have you enjoyed the most so far at Georgia Tech? I have really enjoyed the Women in Business Club on campus. It has been very welcoming and provides a great support system both in my professional and personal life. The women in the club and the allies are extremely empathetic and really push me to excel at my tasks. They share helpful advice and celebrate accomplishments for every milestone, small or big.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest career accomplishment so far has been being able to present my findings for a data transfer initiative to the VP of my previous company and share my insights on next steps for standardizing the process across the company.

Describe your biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far? My biggest accomplishment as an MBA student so far has been the network that I have been able to build. I continue to meet at least two new people each week, all of whom are super open about their story and are willing to help in any way possible to help me achieve my goals.

What has been your best memory as an MBA so far? My best memory so far has been the fall football tailgates. They are always a blast with games, food, drinks, and lots of cheer. It’s always a good time with the students from all the MBA programs, staff, and alumni there.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Georgia Tech Scheller’s MBA program? My biggest advice would be to show off your passion and drive. Share your story and tell us why you want to pursue the program. Include how will you benefit from what Scheller has to offer and how will you use that to make a positive impact on the world outside. We want to grow our network with strong candidates that prove to be phenomenal role models for our future classes.


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