Networking Opens the Door to a New Country and a New Career
Krithika Jeyaraman MBA'07
“My parents are pretty proud of the fact that I’m the first person in the family to have completed my advanced studies overseas.”
As a former engineer with a scant business background, Jeyaraman was a little overwhelmed by her intensive five-day “jump start” introduction program at Kelley.
“I took everything offered during the five-day program and it was very intense. But as soon as I started making friends, I was much less homesick than I thought I would be.”
Today, as a manager of special projects at Liberty Mutual in Boston, Krithika Jeyaraman leads data analytics efforts for process changes and improvement initiatives and works with senior management at corporate headquarters and across different states and regions of the country.
She says she owes her career success—at the company for which she most wanted to work —to the experience and connections she gained through Kelley’s MBA program in management and international business.
Jeyaraman first learned of Kelley when she was doing online research about MBA programs from her home in Chennai, India. “I kept seeing reviews in magazines like Business Week. I also went to several MBA forums where people discuss business schools, and Kelley kept coming up as a top school.”
Jeyaraman initially connected with Liberty Mutual through an MBA networking event in Atlanta in the fall of her second year in the program. She had a job offer a month later. “I also ended up with an offer from another company. It was pretty common for my classmates to receive two to three offers upon graduation.”
Jeyaraman’s younger brother has followed in her footsteps, joining the Kelley MBA program. Her parents in Chennai miss their kids but are bursting with pride at their accomplishments.