Summer Business Scholars

Tariogopula

Chitra Tarigopula

Bangalore, India
  • Education

    Western Michigan University

  • Major

    Finance and Supply Chain Management

  • Graduation Year

    2010

  • SBSP Class

    2012

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What did you learn at SBSP?

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At the end of the three-week program, I had a fresh perspective on several business nuances such as skillful negotiations and employee performance. This equipped me to consciously reevaluate the operations in our family-owned real estate firm and identify the right areas for improvement. I am confident that the SBSP experience will continue to aid my personal performance and thought process, thereby allowing me to perform my duties with greater agility and wisdom.

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What was the best part of your academic experience?

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The best part of the academic experience was the program’s rigor and the degree of teamwork integrated into each course. The group assignments helped me develop a critical skill: the ability to work in a group of individuals with different wavelengths and yet arrive at amicable and unanimous conclusions.

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How did you benefit from your interactions with alumni?

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The alumni interactions were extremely valuable and special because each person had a story to tell: the story of their pre-MBA career choices, the critical role played by the Booth MBA, and the post-MBA journey. In every alumni event, it was extremely motivating for me to find an individual with a similar background and career interests. Since they have already walked down that path, the advice and suggestions received by alumni are some true words of wisdom.