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Living The Dream - Zenita Subba

Master of Business AdministrationZenita at Deloitte

May 2014

Pre-Program career: Senior Programmer, Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore

Post-Program career: Consultant, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Chicago

Previous Degrees: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering

Why Krannert?

Purdue has great scholarship programs for underrepresented students and this type of commitment to me and my betterment was impressive; the scholarship really did make my decision to enroll in Krannert easier. The professors are very knowledgeable and approachable. The student community is awesome.

Tell us about your experiences at Krannert.

Krannert has helped me hone my skills and be a better professional. Everything that I did or achieved at Krannert holds a special place in my heart. Getting elected as the VP of Communication of the KGSA board was exciting. The Culture Fests were crucial to satiating my hunger to dance and perform on stage. Thursday nights at Cactus were amazing. And not to mention the long morning hours put into practicing for the 5K at the Corec.

Every experience that I have had at Krannert has made me the way I am today and I wouldn’t have done anything differently.

Are you a career changer, career enhancer or a new professional?

Career Changer

What was your internship?

I worked as an HR Strategist intern at a small technology firm known as Votenet Solutions in Washington, DC. During my internship, I focused on how to increase employee engagement and worked directly under the CEO to implement activities to increase employee engagement and improve employee retention.

What did you take away from your internship experience?

The importance of having engaged employees in the company and how to keep the employees motivated and engaged. A kind word or a simple “thank you” goes a long way to keep employees happy.

What did you enjoy about your internship?

Initiated the first-ever Employee Relations activity to follow-up with the feedback from the employees and to implement change. It was a role that I immensely enjoyed.

How did you find your new career?

Campus Recruitment

What drew you to this company?

The different ways of being involved in social causes.

What will be the challenges of your new career?

Work-life balance and staying abreast of new technologies. It is also imperative to be able to speak the industry lingo.

What courses from the MBA program have you found beneficial?

Strategic Management, Managing Behavior in Organizations, Financial Management, Organizational Change Management and Accounting for Managers

Advice for someone looking to work at the company you are working at?

Be diligent and strategic.