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Kavita Gupta

Program: Evening
Graduation: 2019
Current title/organization: Parexel International

Q: Why did you choose the NC State Jenkins MBA program for your graduate education?

A: ROI, overall NC State delivers a good return on investment and they have flexible options for those employed full time, making it feasible to pursue a degree while employed.

Q: How did your experience in the program contribute to your professional achievements and successes?

A:  I recently moved into project management after having completed the program.

Q: What did you enjoy most about your time in the Jenkins MBA program?

A: I enjoyed the relationships with my peers.

Q: What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at NC State?

A: Impactful classes: Risk Management, Supply Chain, and Finance.

Q: What advice do you have for prospective Jenkins MBA students?

A: Use your connections, reach out if you see a position you are interested in, take the time to do informational interviews, and be bold in your pursuit of a position.

Q: Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?

A: I manage global clinical trials for Pfizer. I started with bio/chem in undergrad and got my MBA to take my career to the next level in project management. I love bringing new therapies to patients, ultimately it’s about providing patients with hope and access to treatment options.

Q: What do you believe is your most interesting accomplishment since graduation?

A: I am a project manager at 26, one of the youngest in my company to manage global clinical trials.