Sreekala Madakkavil ’19 (MBA) Named to Poets & Quants’ List of Best and Brightest MBAs

Sreekala - P&QCongratulations to Sreekala Madakkavil, who was named to Poets & Quants’ list of Best & Brightest MBAs for the Class of 2019! After graduation, she will join Facebook as a new product introduction-sourcing manager. 

Here’s an excerpt from her full profile:

What is the biggest myth about your school? One of the biggest myths about Simon is that it is mainly for finance people. But Simon is much more than that. Simon has so many great courses and famous professors teaching in different areas such as pricing, strategy, etc. Career-wise, there are also plenty of opportunities beyond finance, which include consulting, technology, marketing, operations, and general management.

Think back two years ago. What is the one thing you wish you’d known before starting your MBA program? I wish I had known that it is okay to feel overwhelmed. When you do feel that, that’s when you know that you’re learning and growing as a person and pushing yourself.

MBA Alumni often describe business school as transformative. Looking back over the past two years, how has business school been transformative for you? Doing my MBA has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life! This journey has helped me grow in many ways. First and foremost, it has helped me analyze problems from totally different angles than I used to (being an engineer, I used to focus more on the product and neglected commercial aspects). Second, time management is something you will learn to be good at, considering the time constraints and various commitments you have. However, the most important way an MBA has helped me is analyzing my strengths and weaknesses and understanding how best to use them. I feel this is very important to grow as a person.

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