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Krannert People

Jeff Drzewiecki
Jeff Drzewiecki

MSIA Student
Caledonia, Michigan

Why should a prospective student choose Krannert?

"I have been Impressed with the concentration by the University and Krannert staff to make the business programs very competitive.  Krannert has implemented the launching global leaders program that is helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow.  With several years of management and leadership experience, I have offered ideas to grow the program.  The staff and school seem very interested in input from their students and they try to adapt rapidly to recommendations.  This is not something I have seen in other institutions."

How would you describe the Krannert facilities?

"Rawls Hall is top notch in architecture, efficient design, and resources.  The IT and visual aid systems in the classrooms are modern and help present information efficiently and comprehensively.  They also are efficient to help keep the instructor covering the material and not wasting time.  The computer labs are also very well equipped and spaced out."   

Your classmates come from a variety of work backgrounds...what have you been able to learn from them?

 "The exposure to an international student body has allowed me to learn of other cultures and be more understanding of diverse mannerisms and social norms.   This experience will help me adjust in an international business environment and in an ever shrinking world."

 What do you like most about the Krannert School and Purdue?

"I like the curriculum and how it is structured to maximize my learning in a limited time.  It's hard-work and long hours, but it fits well with my desire to learn and quickly return to industry with new skills."

Who is the person, business world or otherwise, that you most admire, and why?

"Elon Musk, he was the CEO that helped the rise of Tesla Motors, an upcoming electric car company.  He took an idea and through his vision created a car company from nothing while using a new technology.  The car-maker is still having some problems with production and profitability,  but I feel that will eventually be overcome.  He consistently maintained that Tesla's long-term strategic goal was to create affordable mass-market electric vehicles which I believe will eventually revolutionize the transportation industry."

When we catch up with you in 10 years, what do you expect to be doing?

 "I want to be running a medium to large facility in a business operations related field.   I have an extensive background operations and logistics.  I really enjoy the fast paced high stress environments that require quick analysis and decisions.  I think my time at Krannert has increased my ability to function effectively in those environments."