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Pablo Martinez

Pablo Martinez

Where are you from?


What year are you?

2nd Year

What is your degree program and anticipated graduation date?

MBA in Operations and Supply Chain (May 2016)

On Campus Organizations/Leadership:

President- Krannert Toastmasters Club

VP of Marketing- Krannert Graduate Student Association

VP of External Relations- Krannert Chinese Business Association

How did you originally get interested in Krannert?

I first did research about the best schools in the US and the world. I was also looking for an environment where I could fit my Engineering background with my interest: business and operations. A friend of mine from Mechanical Engineering at Purdue suggested that I take a look at the program and after going over the curriculum they offer, the class profile, the breadth and the ranking, I knew Krannert School of Management was the place for me. There was never a plan B for this step in my life.

What do you like most about your focus of study?

The numerical aspect of every class. I can surely say every class I’ve taken so far has helped me to solve problems in the real work environment. Whether working at school in the clubs, or running a business, I can always rely on the mathematical discipline I’ve learned here in Krannert.

What would you tell someone who is currently thinking about coming to Krannert?

Set your goals before you arrive and don’t forget to ask the very basic questions during the webinars. Where to live. Where to eat. Best way to get involve.

Where is your favorite place to study on campus?

PMU for light studying and Parrish Library couches.

Describe the most interesting or useful interaction you've had because of Krannert and how it's helped you advance personally or in your career.

It actually happened right before I arrived to Krannert. I found that my advisor has more than two decades of work experience in the Hospitality industry. He was assigned to me by chance. I had been working in the same industry for about a year and decided that’s what I wanted to keep doing. After that, he gave me the most influencing piece of advice that motivated the best out of me: Go out of your comfort zone.

Is there anything else you'd like people to know about you?

Following the previous answer, I suggest you to do things you otherwise would not do while you are here. This is the safest place to mistake and learn before returning to the work field.