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Student Spotlight: Nikita Sewak – From India to LA (UCLA Anderson Class of 2019)

This post is a part of the Student Spotlight series where we highlight a current Anderson student or alum to learn about his/her experiences at Anderson. 

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Nikita Sewak
UCLA Anderson Class of 2019

Nikita Sewak

Nikita Sewak

UCLA Anderson MBA Class:
Class of 2019

Lucknow, India

Undergraduate Studies: 
Nanyang Technological University,
Computer Engineering

Pre-MBA Career: 
Uber – Marketing & Operations

Post-MBA Goals:
Operations Consulting

Q. Introduce yourself to your classmates!
A. I run! I used to run in school, continued running in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) where I did my bachelors in Computer Engineering and a minor in Business. I ran the Standard Chartered marathon while I worked in its competitor firm, Citibank, for three years in Singapore as a Management Associate. I hope to cover some distance at UCLA and make new friends along the way!

Q. Why did you decide to attend UCLA Anderson? #whyAnderson?
A. My interest in business dates back to 2010 when I took a course in Investments during a summer exchange program at UCLA Anderson. I furthered my passion for business along with my computer-engineering course and completed a minor in Business at NTU. It is this first-hand experience of studying at Anderson that has urged me to pursue my MBA at UCLA Anderson. Anderson’s curriculum and the vibrant city of Los Angeles offer a lot of diverse opportunities which I wish to explore in the future.

Q. What are you most excited about at UCLA Anderson?
A. Being a fan of basketball, I am excited about the Anderson Basketball Club and also seeing a Lakers game. I am also looking forward to our first class trip to Las Vegas in August which will be a perfect opportunity to know my classmates. The Parker Career Management Center has also been very active after I received my admission letter — I am fortunate to have such a dedicated career service center and I look forward to working with them and recruit for the companies I wish to work for.

Q. What are some UCLA Anderson clubs you’re interested in joining?
A. Anderson Basketball ClubAnderson Eats ClubManagement Consulting Association

Q. What do you plan to do in the months leading up to starting UCLA Anderson?
A. I have done an internship in Uber to explore more career paths and also took up drumming lessons — I always wanted to learn drums but never found the time to learn!

Q. Fun fact about yourself?
A. I love to run long distance and to eat. They both balance each other out!

Q. What is a piece of advice you have for prospective business school applicants?
A. Start early! Its said a lot of times, but looking back I think this was the best advise I followed. Prepare for GMAT and do your applications well in time.

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