Sumedha Pahuja

New Delhi, Delhi, India
Full-time
Delhi University (Commerce)
Class of 2021

I knew DeGroote’s MBA Program is the one for me because it precisely offered me the fusion of strong foundation and intellectual stimulation of business and financial skills that I seek in my career.

Why DeGroote?

DeGroote’s MBA core curriculum not only promises to equip students with a base of theoretical knowledge, but also provides real-world exposure to the application of concepts through the integrated projects and internship opportunities offered during the the program. I knew DeGroote’s MBA Program is the one for me because it precisely offered me the fusion of strong foundation and intellectual stimulation of business and financial skills that I seek in my career.

Why an MBA?

As I move ahead towards my long-term goal of being a strategic and financial thought leader, I realize the need to build a strong foundation in critical areas of management and operations. I need to learn to examine businesses from a corporate decision-making viewpoint. An MBA curriculum provides me the same fusion!

What surprised you about DeGroote?

The personalised attention! From the on-boarding week till date, DeGroote has taken care of me like a baby. DeGroote has become my home away from home. With constant updates via emails, newsletters and sessions, it ensures to communicate everything to me. In fact, I’m able to personally connect with the Career and Professional Development anytime I want!

What piece of advice would you give to anyone considering doing their MBA at DeGroote?

Work hard and enjoy harder!

What has been the highlight of your DeGroote experience so far?

Personally my highlight has to be meeting new people with diverse backgrounds. I’ve made so many new connections including my classmates, professors, industry experts etc.

Academically, my highlights have to be the Red Back Bus Case Competition and Stock Pitch Case.

Aside from being a MBA Student Ambassador, what other extra-curricular activities have you been involved with while at DeGroote?

  • Peer Educator, McMaster University
  • DeGroote Leader, DeGroote School of Business

Tell us one fun fact about you!

I love adventure sports. If next time you’re looking for a partner to sky/scuba dive or bungee jump (or any other crazy thing), you know who to approach!