Aditya Vastrad, MBA Finance

About me:

Hello Everyone, My name is Aditya Vastrad. I am a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, doing my Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Finance. I have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India. Since, childhood, I have always found myself inquisitive in observing how things work. Science has turned out to be one of the subjects I love the most. My interest in the field of science particularly, Physics had continued to develop throughout my time at school. The way machines made our lives predictable and efficient resonated with my zeal and intrigued my innate curiosity. These qualities helped me to progress in my academics and finally had an opportunity to work at Helicopter Division of Hindustan Aeronautical Limited. It provided me the professional experience of working in a team with a collective goal on an unmanned aerial project. During my undergraduate, I did research project titled “Experimental study on dry sliding wear characteristics of sintered/forged plain carbon steel (Fe-1%C) with the addition of Titanium” which was presented at International Conference on Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing (ICMMM 2017) and was published.

Apart from academics, I am actively involved in social activities. As part of Juvenile Care, I used to teach at rural schools. I also worked as an intern in Red Cross at Bangalore involved in various camps and awareness programs. My undergraduate subjects still being fresh in my mind and the aspiration to take upfront roles in the industry for solving complex problems. I believe that a good connection between businesses and engineers are very important for a profitable and efficient future in the Industry. My adequate knowledge coupled with quality industrial exposure has fuelled my desire to study Masters in Business Administration in Finance.

Dhruvesh Ladumor- Entrepreneurship, MBA

ABOUT ME:

Hello!! My name is Dhruvesh Ladumor. I am from Gujarat, India. I hold a Bachelor of Technology degree in Chemical Engineering. Having completed my undergraduate studies and after having acquired precious industrial exposure for almost two years; I am currently pursuing my MBA from Saunders College of Business, RIT with my concentration in Entrepreneurship.

Upon completion of my graduate degree, my goal is to create a new venture of my own.

BACKGROUND:

During my undergraduate studies, I derived valuable leadership lessons from my involvements with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IICHE) as a Student Member. We carried out many activities on campus and organized events and talk-shows on technological developments in the field. I also interned with Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), organization that provides vocational training to non-literate, neo-literate, as well as school dropouts by identifying skills which were relevant and in demand in the region of their establishment.

Post completion of my undergraduate studies, I chose to work for a couple of years before pursuing MBA from a renowned university. I felt it necessary to develop a holistic understanding of business functions, and professional workflow and information flow in the organization before I took up the rigorous studies with my MBA. I also chose not to work in my family concern as that would have given me a lopsided perspective of the business. I joined Ramdev Chemical Industries as a Production Engineer. Working with Ramdev Chemical, I learned to work on multiple projects simultaneously and keep track of developments on each project. I handled regular supervision of the production process; concurrently assisted Chartered Engineer with safety and calibration tasks, as I also worked on projects targeted at improving process flow and efficiency of manufacturing processes.

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Rohini Mukherjee – Digital Marketing, MBA

Hi! My name is Rohini Mukherjee. I am currently pursuing my MBA with a concentration in Digital Marketing from Saunder’s College of Business (RIT). Anticipating graduating in May 2020.

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My story so far

Born and brought up in the steel town of Jamshedpur, India, I moved to Mumbai after school to pursue my Bachelors in Economics from St. Xavier’s College. This was followed by a move to the United States to do a Masters in Human Resource Development from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008.

On completing my master’s degree, I returned to India and joined our family business as the Head of Human Resource. It was very challenging being the only woman working in a team of over 300 employees. Having gained a couple of years of work experience and observing my Dad as an entrepreneur, when opportunity presented itself, I went ahead and became an entrepreneur myself.

Designclature – A partnership venture

I launched Designclature, a mobile app development firm. It was a partnership where my partner was looking into the technical aspect and I was looking into the business aspect of the company.

Cake Inc. – Merging my love for baking and being an entrepreneur

Over time I discovered I had a passion for baking. When the partnership was dissolved, I moved to Bangalore to complete a course in baking science and pastry art. On completing the course .I launched Cake Inc., a boutique bakery dealing with made to order, customized desserts and cakes.

Returning to school

While I enjoyed being an entrepreneur and working in the food industry, I always felt the desire to study further. I eventually returned to Rochester Institute of Technology in August 2018. I am currently in the process of completing my MBA with a concentration in Digital Marketing. Coming back to school after a 8 year gap was very challenging. However, I have been enjoying every minute of it.

Leopard Solutions – A summer co-op

I spent the summer of 2019 working with a legal database company (Leopard Solutions) in New York City. They are a company known to provide a recruiting tool to the legal industry. One of the biggest projects I got to work on was rebranding their products as not just a recruiting tool but also a market intelligence tool for a legal industry. To achieve this, I had to redesign their website, re-work their content, SEO and metadata so they show up on the desired searches. While I completed the designing of the website and content, the new website is still to be launched.

Moving forward

Marketing is an area that has always fascinated me. Armed with a MBA degree in Digital Marketing along with my past work experience, I hope to make a career in the creative side of Marketing – Advertisement, Product Launch, Brand Awareness, Social Media and other Online Marketing to name a few.

Ellen Raffaelle, Digital Marketing MBA

About Me

My name’s Ellen Raffaelle and I’m a Digital Marketing grad student pursuing my MBA at Rochester Institute of Technology. I did my four years of undergrad at RIT as well, where I studied International Hospitality and Tourism Management. I find the field of marketing fascinating because it requires you to strike a balance between both creative and analytical thinking. I’m particularly interested in the use of analytics in digital marketing to translate customer behavior into actionable business data. Last semester I took a Marketing Analytics class where I learned about sentiment analysis, customer retention, clustering techniques and customer lifetime value. My favorite part of this course was performing a sentiment analysis on Amazon reviews for various products within the same product category.

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Fun Facts

I’ve made it to 20 different countries in my 24 years, and worked for RIT’s study abroad office for 5 years now. One of my favorite memories from traveling was skydiving above the the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.

13,000 feet high and falling at a speed of 120 mph

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Marissa McCarthy – Management Information Systems MBA

Hi! Nice to meet you, my name is Marissa McCarthy.

All About Me

I am a first year MBA student at Rochester Institute of Technology with a focus in Management Information Systems. I’ve made Rochester my home for the last five years while I studied at RIT to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Management. My education has been the perfect combination of both technical and business elements, igniting my love for managing events and innovating solutions to complicated problems. I have even had the chance to intern with two Fortune 500 companies! If you are interested about my experiences and skillset, feel free to take a look at my resume, attached below!

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Hometown

Before college, I lived with my family in Saratoga Springs, NY. If you have never had the chance to visit before, I highly recommend making the trip! Saratoga is a beautiful city in Eastern NY set an hour north of the New York State Capital and twenty minutes south of the Adirondacks. While you’re there, make sure to check out all the restaurants on Broadway and spend a day betting on horses at the Saratoga Racetrack. I don’t get to go home often, but when I do, I look forward to spending time with my family and playing with my dog, Gracie.

What Does the Future Hold?

After graduating this Spring, I hope to get a full time position as a Systems Engineer or a Data Analyst at a defense company. There is nothing more exciting than knowing the work you do will help those who risk their lives to keep our country safe. Until then, I will be working hard to finish out my last year at RIT on a high!

Corinna Capron – Market Research Aspirer

Hi everyone! It’s me, Corinna. In May of 2018 I graduated from SUNY Geneseo, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Mathematics. Currently, I am a graduate student at RIT, pursuing my MBA with a concentration in Digital Marketing.  I’ll be graduating in August of 2019. I have dreams of going into Market Research. I am experienced. I am driven. I am a Leader. 

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Resume

I am Experienced.

Through interning at Wegmans in their consumer research department, I gained valuable insight about decision-making on the client-side of marketing consumer products. I developed understanding of reaching the customers’ needs and creating value that is relevant to them.

The KJT Group provided me with an excellent internship experience, where I worked in a team to research various healthcare markets and provide insight to clients. I learned new skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods and helped to ensure accuracy throughout all steps of the research process.

I am Driven.

Could I have received my undergraduate degree and immediately enter the workforce? Yes. Did I choose to do that? Nope. I am pursuing my MBA and Rochester Institute of Technology in the Saunders School of Business, which is AACSB Accredited. Through this reputable university I hope to utilize my new learnings in the career path I will begin upon graduating. I chose to stay focused and grow my education before beginning my career journey.

I am a Leader.

Experience on the Leadership Team of the International Sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon has given me the experience to coordinate teams and contribute to solving problems that face an organization overall. I was the Vice President of Programming, coordinating various community service and philanthropy events and working with the leadership team to make organization-wide decisions.  

So What?

I want to work in Market Research. This is for two important reasons:

  1. I am a natural when it comes to numbers. Math has always been my favorite subject, so much so that I made it a minor in my undergraduate program. Quantitative studies are satisfying to me, in that you can make realistic, applicable determinations based on numbers and data about consumers. I find that awesome. I hate uncertainty and market research helps bridge that gap.
  2. I am naturally nosey. I always want to know what is going on in other people’s heads, and I think that is necessary in this field. You need to want to understand what the people want, and research helps to do just that. What do the customers want? And why? I am determined to find out.

Feel free to email me with any questions or comments you have!

Meet Dmitry Liapitch

Dmitry Liapitch started his academic career at Wells College where he focused on Production Cinematography, but soon changed his major to Physics when he realized he was more interested in how the camera worked and wanted to understand what light was. This naturally sparked an interest in him to learn about solar energy which led him to develop a passion for Sustainability. On Earth Day his senior year, he built a boat out of recycled bottles and sailed on it to show the amount of plastic bottles that an average student uses in a year while in college.

Wells College Recycled Bottle Boat Video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Faeidroh6jE

After graduating from Wells College in 2010, Dmitry came to the Rochester Institute of Technology to pursue a Masters in Sustainable Engineering as well as a Masters of Science in Sustainable Systems from the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, which he received in 2017. That same year he applied to the Tiger Tank competition and won a full scholarship to the MBA program at the Saunders College of Business for an indoor photovoltaic solution; ‘AmbientPV’.

Recent Presentation on AmbientPV (TEDx): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70mXT-vngsE

As his adventures at RIT continue, Dmitry hopes to develop his network by collaborating with faculty, staff, students, and the extended RIT community to develop sustainable solutions. He hopes to continue to learn about ways to help build a more sustainable future for all by balancing the social, environmental, and financial components of the Triple Bottom Line of Sustainability.


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https://www.linkedin.com/in/dmitry-liapitch/

Leah Baratz – Aspiring Digital Marketer

Hello! My name is Leah and I am an MBA student at Rochester Institute of Technology. I was born and raised in Westchester, New York. I recently graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in Business Economics from the State University of New York, College at Oneonta.

After graduation, I hope to obtain a job within the digital marketing industry. During my undergraduate career I studied with a Marketing concentration, and at RIT, my concentration is in Digital Marketing. I’ve always found it fascinating how marketing communications can significantly affect consumers buying behaviors. Although most people find it creepy how personal user data is used to tailor their ads, I find it interesting! It’s crazy how accurate marketers get to predicting the products we want, and then how well they are at executing tailored ads to our preferences.

As a recent graduate, all of my experience comes from internships and part-time jobs. For three semesters, I was a social media intern at my college’s Alumni Association. I planned posts, wrote copy, produced content, and created marketing plans. Social media is certainly a crucial component in digital marketing, and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to get experience with it. My other internship was at the New York Small Business Development Center. I worked with local business owners to assist with starting or growing their businesses whether it be creating financial proformas, giving marketing advice, or helping them conduct research. The job was similar to what I’ll be doing in the future with a marketing agency, as each client was in business in different sectors.

Connect with me! Check out my Linkedin profile, resume, and marketing blog below.

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Supply Chain Optimization, Made Simple by: Ryan Posadni

Your supply chain is a complicated process, but I can help! My education and unique work experiences can be applied to your unique  needs and help to optimize your supply chain.

About Me:

Over the course of my education and career, I have seen the many sides of what makes up the supply chain. Born and raised in Rochester, NY, the industrial spirit is in my bones. My education and my diverse supply chain work experiences allow me to understand the unique needs of different aspects of the supply chain, and how to best optimize your supply chain. Supply Chain Optimization will not only allow your company to become more efficient, but save you money!

My Education:

After completing my Undergrad at Niagara University, I chose to pursue my MBA. In May 2019 I will have complete my MBA with a concentration in Supply Chain from the Rochester Institute of Technology. The Rochester Institute of Technology’s Saunders College of Business is known for their MBAs being ready to make an impact from day one, and the skills I’ve learned and the certifications through Lean Six Sigma I have eared during my time at RIT will allow me to have an immediate impact of your business operations.

My Supply Chain Experience:

In order to make an impact on a company’s supply chain operations, you need to be familiar with all the different links that make up the supply chain. Throughout my career I have seen almost every aspect of the supply chain, and learned from these experiences in order to apply knowledge and real world experience. From learning Inventory Control for the Walt Disney Company, to learning trucking logistics at a local company called Leonard’s Express, I have seen what goes into the supply chain on a daily basis. I have also  helped operate a warehouse for a national material distribution company, Prime Source, and handled the financial operations for logistics factoring company Integrated Logistics. My thorough knowledge of multiple aspects of the supply chain allow me to see the “big picture” and how all operating decisions are interrelated.

Lets Connect

Below you will find my Resume and my LinkedIn account, feel free to reach out to me so we can discuss your supply chain needs! You can also check out what we are currently doing at Leonard’s Express.

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