Explain how you feel your past experiences would contribute to the diversity and global experience of the Krannert classroom, teamwork, and leadership experiences.
The Krannert School of Management resonates with me due to a range of attributes that will ensure an optimal mix of professional and personal development. I am also very positive about contributing to the Krannert Community during my time at the campus and beyond.
Value Addition to the classroom and teamwork experience
In my 4+ years of work experience, I have analyzed various business processes and actuated “error-free” automation. This has enabled me to gain working insights into the management of operations as also the nuances of ensuring that personnel actually use such sophisticated systems (managing change). I have also conceived faster procedures, developed detailed process manuals and instituted their usage in my teams. I can thus contribute to team projects and case study discussions through my understanding of managerial and “people issues” arising due to changes in corporate strategy/re-structuring.
My expertise in developing software products/applications for financial services clients will enable me to significantly contribute to related team assignments or research (Especially during Experiential Learning Initiative projects). With prior success in simplifying complex technological concepts and articulating them, I also hope to add value to project team(s) with members hailing from non-IT (Information Technology) backgrounds.
Value Addition to the leadership experience
Prior to my recent promotion at ABC, I succeeded as a leader with limited and informal “second-in-command” responsibility. The success in such a role resulted in direct promotion to “Technical Analyst” responsibility from the earlier “Software Engineer” (Typically a “senior software engineer” is promoted to this role). I believe that tremendous mental energy, ability to quickly relate to different personality types, strong organizational skills and work ethic and patience are the key ingredients for successful leadership. It is this belief system (and as applied in a services driven organization) that I bring to the Krannert Campus.
While I am positive about taking on responsibility of project(s) (by leading or by collaborating) during both academic and co-curricular pursuits, I also foresee a very active frontrunner role in student clubs such as A, B, C and D