AAnushka Tavkar

I came to the Full-time MBA at Smith School of Business because ...

I chose the Smith MBA to shape a career where I could make a significant impact. My experience in India as a dentist showed me the gaps in healthcare management, and the pandemic highlighted the urgency for improvement. I have always been driven by a desire to make a difference in the world, and I knew that an MBA from Smith, with its team-based learning and close-knit alumni community, would give me the tools and opportunities to do so on a global scale.

I wish to pursue a career as a healthcare consultant and hope to apply what I have learned and experienced to make social contributions to the healthcare system.

If I could chat with my past self, I'd say, "Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! Yes, it's tough, and yes, you'll miss home; however, the friendships you'll make and the lessons you'll learn are golden."

To those contemplating this path, my advice is to seek authentic connections. Speak to the alumni, understand the essence of the Smith experience, and ensure it aligns with your vision. This is more than a program; it's a life-changing expedition. This experience is more than just an academic pursuit for me; it's a personal journey of independence and discovery. As I look forward to the rest of my time here, I do so with a heart full of hope and a spirit ready to embrace every challenge that comes my way. This journey at Smith is not just about earning a degree; it's about finding a new home, new friends, and a new part of myself!

  • Hometown: Mumbai and Bangalore
  • Country of Origin: India
  • Prior Industry: Healthcare
  • Career Focus: Consulting
AAnushka Tavkar

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