Career Management Center Leadership Council
The Career Management Center (CMC) Leadership Council is comprised of students who demonstrate professionalism along with academic and leadership excellence. The program provides an opportunity for students within the Jindal School of Management to enhance their professional development and to gain exclusive access to campus recruiting events. Students assist the CMC with administrative responsibilities, coordinating events, workshops, career coaching programs, and/or developing marketing and online materials. The Leadership Council is comprised of students who demonstrate professionalism, academic and leadership excellence.
- About the CMCLC
- Member Benefits
- Current Members
- Past Members
- Member Testimonials
- How to Apply
About the CMCLC
The CMC Leadership Council was established in 2012 to provide undergraduate and graduate students with noteworthy leadership opportunities and access to employers while supporting the CMC in:
- Building strategic relationships with employers, faculty and students
- Promoting career opportunities and events to connect students with employers
- Preparing JSOM students for internships and careers through career management coaching and mentoring
Since 2012, the roles of CMCLC members have expanded to enhance the CMC’s reach within JSOM to achieve goals and initiatives. Members receive professional development training to serve our diverse JSOM student body:
- Coach students to improve their resumes, LinkedIn profiles and elevator speeches to increase their chances of career placement
- Manage career events to achieve CMC attendance targets by collaborating with JSOM student organizations, overseeing volunteers and event promotions
- Serve as CMC ambassadors promoting events, workshops and other opportunities to connect students with employers
- Research and develop career management topics used in CMC workshops
- Design marketing materials for CMC events, including flyer creation and writing original blog posts to share their experiences with the CMC
The CMC Leadership Council recruits undergraduate Juniors and Seniors and graduate students who are actively involved in JSOM student organizations and demonstrate:
- Academic excellence
- Strong leadership, initiative and communication skills
CMCLC members represent the CMC, promote and manage our events and provide professional development training to our JSOM students. While helping the CMC meet their goals, the members will enhance their professional development (leadership, networking, public speaking, mentoring, training, project management and content writing to name a few) and gain exclusive access to employers through campus recruiting events.
Check out what our past members have gained from their CMCLC experience:
- Unparalleled Access to CMC Resources and CMC Faculty
- Leadership Skills
- Problem Solving Skills
- Better Time Management
- Targeted LinkedIn Profiles
- Public Speaking Skills
- Resume Critique Training
- Improved Elevator Speeches
- Project Management Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Larger, Professional Network
- Interpersonal Skills
- Interview Strategies
- Effective Teamwork Skills
- Great Memories!
I am Akshay Kher, MS in Business Analytics student at JSOM. I have a post graduate degree in Economics along with prior experience in advanced analytics in the CPG & Retail domain. I am passionate about data and statistical techniques and hence wanted to pursue a master’s degree specializing in analytics. My interests include interacting with people, mentoring and public speaking. I am honored to be a part of the CMCLC. I have participated in a range of CMC events and workshops and they have helped me grow professionally. Being part of the CMCLC gives me a chance to give something back to the CMC along with an opportunity to guide my fellow students at UTD. I would strongly recommend each student to take advantage of the wonderful benefits that the CMC has to offer to have a successful career. I look forward to seeing you all at the CMC soon.
My name is Anh Chu, a graduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management. Currently, I am involved in the Center for intelligent Supply Network and Supply Chain Leadership Council, and I love volunteering with the Office of Student Volunteerism. Besides that, I have great passion for electric vehicles, Tesla Motors and solar power. It is my privilege to become an active member of the CMC leadership council. The council gives me opportunities to practice communication, leadership and networking skills, as well as provides me the chance to help fellow students achieve their goals. I have benefited greatly from CMC events in my past 2 semesters at UTD, and I encourage you to seek the resources from the CMC like I did.
My name is Antriksh Agarwal. I am a 3rd year undergraduate student double majoring in Accounting and Information Technology and Systems. As a junior, I find myself involved with multiple organizations within UT Dallas. I serve as the President of Undergraduate Accounting Club, a student run organization that gives motivated students the opportunity to learn about the careers in Accounting. I am involved with the Consulting Club, Association for Information Systems, Career Management Center’s Leadership Council, and may more. I also pride myself in volunteering my time as a tax preparer for VITA – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance. This is an IRS initiative that helps families who make under a certain threshold file their income tax.
I am glad to join the CMCLC this year as I love guiding fellow School of Management students towards a professional career. The Career Management Center has provided me with countless opportunities that has led me to an internship at AT&T. Through the multiple resume workshops and networking sessions, I was able to find success in landing multiple internships and I hope to help fellow students do the same.
I am an international graduate student currently pursuing my master’s in Information Technology & Management at Naveen Jindal School Of Management, UT Dallas. I have 15 months of work experience at Accenture as an Associate Software Engineer. I completed my bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India. Being a part of Career Management Center Leadership Council gives me great pleasure as CMC is the place any student would go to in order to prepare oneself for the professional world.
Staying active and to be a part of various on-campus activities is as important as doing well academically for me and it is this force that drives me to be a part of a number of student support organizations on campus. It gives me a sense of responsibility to be a part of CMCLC, as we along with all CMC staff members help other students help themselves with various steps towards reaching success in their streams. Our senior CMCLC members have been doing a very good job all these years with helping the students and improving their experience here, we hope to continue the same tradition and try making every student’s journey at UT Dallas as smooth and as productive as possible.
My name is Dhaval Dinani and I am an MS-SCM candidate at The University of Texas at Dallas. I have over 5 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical & healthcare industry providing distribution resource planning, warehouse and logistics management, S&OP and business strategy for branded, generic and specialty medicines. Being a part of the CMC Leadership Council and serving the students of UT Dallas, I believe, is my way of giving back to the school. CMC’s services holistically prepare JSOM students as professionals who are ready to enter the corporate world with sharp resumes synced with LinkedIn profiles and impressive elevator speeches. The CMC conducts specialized sessions like ‘preparing for case interviews’, ‘recruiter screenings’ and even ‘negotiating the salary offer’ that helps us cover all bases needed to score the employment opportunities that we seek. The CMC Leadership Council, is a great platform to meet new people and I look forward to contribute to the success of my peers and fellow students in ways more than one.
I am Gloria Quartey from Ghana, an undergraduate student majoring in Business Administration. I am inspired to pursue a career in the financial industry, and my short-term goals are to improve my leadership skills and interpersonal skills, and build a strong professional network. My long-term career goal is to become an administrator. I enjoy volunteering in our community and working in teams to achieve set goals. The Career Management Center has been the most useful resource to me as a JSOM student, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council. I believe with this opportunity, I can contribute to a higher satisfaction of students by using my skills to represent and promote the Career Management Center while encouraging more students to attend the CMC events so that they can benefit from the effective services the CMC provides.
Hello everyone! My name is Jordan Anwer and I’m from Plano, Texas. I’m currently a junior double majoring in Accounting and Finance. I enjoy listening to music, playing basketball, and volunteering. My primary academic interest is auditing and my goal is to pursue a career in public accounting. I’m a new member of the CMC Leadership Council and I plan to use this opportunity to strengthen my networking, communication, and project management skills. The CMC is a fantastic place to learn how to promote yourself professionally in the business world. I have benefited immensely from participating in CMC events during my first two years at UTD, so I want to encourage students to use this resource as a CMCLC member.
Hi my name is Mohit Mundra. I am a graduate student working towards Business Analytics. I love to help my peers and this is why I am a part of CMCLC. I take care of marketing and promotions here but you can reach out to me for anything. I am a MBA graduate from India and have Telecom engineering as my background. I have been in a client relationship management role and understand people management very well. I urge you to take advantage of the services that CMC provides. It will definitely LAUNCH your career.
My name is Nikki, and I’m a senior double majoring in Supply Chain Management and Information Technology Management. I was born and raised in Plano, TX, graduating from Plano West Senior High School in 2013; however my family is from Northern India. Multiculturalism has always been a big part of my life, and it led me to becoming a Peer Advocate for the Multicultural Center last year where I got the opportunity to work on various cultural events on campus and meet people from all walks of life. I am also an active member of the Chinese Students Association, Japanese Students Association, and treasurer of Hallyu (the Korean culture club). This past summer I have also grown to love design. Design has helped me better appreciate this world and what it has to offer. Through the User Experience club, I hope to be able to create meaningful product that enrich people’s lives. As far as career goes, I am interested in human computer interaction and see myself in a field where I can incorporate my multidisciplinary interests: psychology, technology, management, and design.
The CMCLC has helped me become more self-confident about my abilities while teaching me about professionalism and personal development along the way. My goal as a member of the CMCLC is to help students better navigate themselves both personally and professionally so that they can find a career best fit for them, the same way the CMC has helped me.
I am a graduate student in Information Technology and Management with an undergraduate degree in IT. I have over 4.5 years of work experience in Data Analysis and Technology Consulting with major IT companies in India. I believe that unless you get fully acquainted with the technology and understand how things happen at the ground level, you will not be able to make wise management decisions and deal with business related complexities. Pursuing a Master’s in ITM at University of Texas, Dallas is making me competent enough for this role. The program offers excellent curriculum coupled with well-designed course work to give a real world exposure to the IT management. I would be more than happy to answer your questions regarding the MS ITM program, student life at UTD and my CMC experience.
My name is Olivia Allen. I am currently an undergraduate-senior, majoring in Business Administration. I expect to graduate in the fall term of 2016. I am from San Antonio and have been living in Dallas for the past 6 years. I am very excited to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council. I have been to many events and workshops and really love how they are here to help the JSOM students. The support that they offer the students is just simply amazing! I hope to do wonderful things!
Pengfei (Emery) Liu
My name is Emery Liu. I am a graduate student, majoring in Information Technology and Management. I got my Bachelor’s degree of E-Commerce in China. After developing comprehension in e-business, I decided to focus on the technical track of information systems. My short-term goal is to find intern opportunities before graduation or full-time employment on May 2017. It is my pleasure to be a part of CMC Leadership Council and I am looking forward to collaborating with my team members and developing my leadership and public speaking skills.
I am Ridhima Dhawan, a graduate student at JSOM majoring in Information Technology and Management. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and have around 4 years of work experience in IT domain of Telecom and ERP industries. Here at JSOM, I am involved with student organizations such as Ascend, Intelligence Analytics Society and MIS Club. This year, I am honored to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council. The CMC has helped me with resume writing, LinkedIn profile and sharpened my interview skills, to name a few. It is a great resource and I want to encourage all the students to utilize this amazing opportunity. I hope to be a great ambassador for the CMC and help my fellow students in achieving their career goals.
Hello, I am Sayan Nandi. I am a graduate student pursuing MBA-MS (ITM). Being a part of the CMCLC is a rare and a wonderful opportunity. Membership of this council helped me develop leadership skills and networking skills which are much needed for a successful job-hunt. CMCLC provides a great platform to explore and enhance interpersonal and soft skills. I’m actively involved in various student organizations at UT Dallas and glad to hold leadership positions in the Dean’s Council and ITM-SLC.
I am Shourya Malik, pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology and Management with career interest in Business Intelligence & Analytics and Consulting. Over the summer, I interned at American Family Insurance in Madison, WI along same lines of my career interests. I love getting involved on campus and have been part of many student organizations such as GBS, IAS, UNICEF.
Earlier this year I was honored to be part of CMC Leadership Council and it has been an exceptional learning curve for me. As a member of the CMC Leadership council, I was able to get involved more on campus and network with industry professionals through CMC to stay abreast with real world business problems and their solutions. With my involvement in CMCLC for this current session (2016-17), I was able to become CMCLC Pop-Up Manager. CMC has helped me in everything from Resume polishing, Interview skills to Mock Interview, when I was lost in mist of internship applications and now has opened doors to numerous career opportunities for me. I wish to articulate the importance of developing strong leadership and networking skills in the business world and hope to be great ambassador for the CMC Leadership Council by promoting Career Management Center.
My name is Sumeet Singh, graduate student at JSOM, majoring in Information Technology and Management. I am glad to be a part of CMC Leadership Council to help fellow students with their career needs.
Prior to joining JSOM, I worked as a Software Engineer in John Deere for 2 years. Working for a multinational Fortune 100 company, I performed various roles and tasks ranging from software development and customization to designing and scripting test cases. I have learned to work in an office environment, be punctual, collaborate with multiple teams and develop strong interpersonal skills. I also completed my summer internship with CA Technologies where I utilized Agile principles and methodologies and learned additional cutting edge technologies.
Apart from CMCLC, I hold an officer position in JSOM’s MIS Club and volunteer with the Student Wellness Center at UTD. I look forward being a part of CMC Leadership Council and share the opportunities offered by the CMC with fellow students.
Hi, my name is Swapnil Hira. I am a graduate student at JSOM majoring in Information Technology and Management. I completed my undergrad in Computer Science and have two-plus years of experience working in Business Intelligence domain. My prior experience provided me with the optimum bled of technology and management opportunities to prepare me for the challenges faced in a job market. I joined JSOM to pursue my passion to explore more about the BI domain technically and to build a strong professional network. Here at JSOM, I am involved with some student organizations such as Dean’s Council, Intelligence Analytical Society and Graduate Business Society.
The Career Management Center at JSOM is a very useful resource available to the students as they help us to prepare for the world outside the campus boundaries. They have personally helped me by reviewing my resume multiple times and improving my interviewing skills. I am grateful to be selected to join the CMC Leadership Council and my aim at this position is to share my wisdom with my peers and juniors in order to enlighten them and guide them towards a successful career.
Vivek Chander Selva Kumar
I am Vivek Chander Selva Kumar from Chennai, India. I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Supply Chain Management. Completing my first Master’s in India in the field of Manufacturing and my work experience in SAP induced my interest to pursue my career in SCM. I have been an active participant in various clubs apart from my academics. In UT Dallas, I have indulged myself in the Supply Chain Leadership Council, INFORMS, Lions Club and now with the CMCLC. My experience so far with the clubs and the leadership qualities that I possess marked my presence with the CMC. I am much honored to be a part of this wonderful council and strive to serve our students.
I am Yasin Fazwani, and I am a graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas pursuing my Masters in Information Technology and Management. I am part of the Leadership Council of an awesome organization called the Career Management Center. CMC has helped me and many of my friends to develop great leadership skills, better communication techniques & networking strategies. I am also part of other organization on campus, such as Toastmasters International where I am the Vice President of Public Relations.
I am a strong believer of sharing knowledge and CMCLC has provided me with a perfect opportunity. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me or any CMCLC member and we would be happy to assist you. I hope every student at JSOM utilizes the amazing and talented resources we have at the Career Management Center and provides themselves a strategic advantage to enhance their careers.
I am Yuhsuan Chang, the JSOM student from Taiwan. My master degree of business analytics will be earned in May 2017. Over 5 years of experiences in consulting agency and manufacture industry, I realize that I am the problem-solver. Most problems were multi-disciplinary, so I learned the practical knowledge and experiences of different fields by discussion with professionals. I really enjoy the process from collecting data to developing solutions. The Career Management Center is the place to provide tons of opportunities and training activities to help students find their career goals and network with employers. I am glad to be the member of the CMC Leadership Council to meet more people and share the knowledge and skills I learned from CMC!
My name is Zachary Seay, and I am a graduate student double majoring in Accounting and IT Management. Currently, I am an officer for the IIA|ISACA|ACFE student chapter and a TA for the Center for Internal Auditing Excellence on campus in addition to my role with the CMC Leadership Council. I have worked in corporate accounting throughout my undergraduate and the hiatus before returning back for my masters. Just recently I finished up an internship with the internal audit department at UT Dallas and am pursuing further internship opportunities elsewhere. Once finished with school I hope to attain a full time position with a technology, manufacturing or entertainment company as an IT Auditor. As a member of the CMC LC, I look forward to fostering growth within our academic network and assisting other students with achieving their goals.
I am Bharat Vannekuti, a graduate student at JSOM majoring in information technology and management. It is wonderful to be a part of the CMCLC. Being a council member has helped me to enhance my leadership, marketing and networking skills. I am certain that CMCLC is the right place for personal and professional development. I’m actively involved in various student organizations at UT Dallas and glad to hold leadership positions in the Dean’s Council, SAP Users Group, MIS Club and Indian Students Association. I like to seize every opportunity and learn new things.
My name is Cora Chen. I am originally from China. I received my bachelor’s degree in accounting, and currently I am pursuing my master’s degree in ITM. I think IT skills are very important in the contemporary business world. This is the reason why I want to step into the IT field. My career goal is to find a position where I can use both my accounting and information technology knowledge. Outside the classroom, I actively participate in campus activities and student organizations such as Ascend and CMC Leadership Council. I have benefited a lot from CMC in my first semester at UTD, so I want to bring good resources to more UTD students through the CMC Leadership Council.
I am Divya Shankar, and I am from Chennai, India. I am currently pursuing my master’s in business analytics. Prior to this, I have completed my bachelor’s degree in engineering and worked for 1.5 years in business development and marketing. At Anna University, I headed the marketing campaign for the college cultural festival and was the co-founder of the first-ever girls’ forum. I believe these experiences have helped me hone my leadership skills, and I am excited to bring this to the table at CMC. It is an honor to be a part of the leadership council. The workshops they have conducted have benefited me greatly, especially in polishing my resume. I am also an active member of the AIESEC and the American Marketing Association – UT Dallas chapter.
I’m Emily Lin, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance with a concentration in investment management. My dream is to work at the New York Stock Exchange one day. I am currently a finance Intern for Doyle & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, where I’ve learned to do Morningstar investment portfolio analysis, made trades for clients on Thomson ONE, and closely observed advisor-client relationships throughout the work days. I love how the financial advisors approach their clients with love and support. To them, it’s not all about the money but rather the relationship, and that is how I see finance. I’ve also worked at MG West in San Francisco, as their accounting intern and was placed in charge of book-keeping and bank reconciliations. I am a cheerful person who loves to interact with people. I feel honored to be serving on the CMC Leadership Council and I hope I can impact the UTD campus for the better!
I am Fariha Hoque, an undergraduate student in the Jindal School of Management. I am working on my Bachelors of Science in Marketing degree and plan on graduating this fall 2015. I love getting involved on campus and have been a part of organizations such as UNICEF, Delta Epsilon Iota, and the First Year Leader Program at UTD. This year, I am honored to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council. The CMC has helped me with my resume writing and interview skills when I was applying for internships in the spring. I knew why I was a great marketing candidate for many employers, but had a difficult time translating that onto paper. Through pop-up workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one sessions at the CMC, I was able to produce an impressive resume and sharpen my interview skills so that I was a standout candidate. CMC has helped me get a great summer internship. Now, I want to encourage students to utilize this amazing opportunity. I hope to be a great ambassador for the CMC Leadership Council and articulate the importance of developing strong communication, leadership, and networking skills in the business world.
My name is Gina Brannon. I am currently an undergraduate-junior, double majoring in finance and economics. I expect to graduate in the fall term of 2016. I was born and raised in Dallas, along with which I have spent numerous summers in Japan visiting with family. I am a proud part of the UTD women’s golf team. After taking part in many CMC events myself, I am pleased to have been selected to join the CMC Leadership Council. The CMC welcomes students with events and with one-on-one opportunities to help them strengthen their professional skills to have a successful career in future. I look forward to seeing my fellow classmates at the CMC.
I am Gloria Quartey from Ghana, an undergraduate student majoring in business administration. I am inspired to pursue a career in the financial industry, and my short-term goals are to improve my leadership skills and interpersonal skills, and build a strong professional network. My long-term career goal is to become an administrator. I enjoy volunteering in our community and working in teams to achieve set goals. The Career Management Center has been the most useful resource to me as a JSOM student, and I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council. I believe with this opportunity, I can contribute to a higher satisfaction of students by using my skills to represent and promote the Career Management Center while encouraging more students to attend the CMC events so that they can benefit from the effective services the CMC provides.
Idrees Abdul Ismail
My name is Idrees. I am a graduate student majoring in supply chain management. Career Management Center is here to support and guide many students to achieve their career goals. I am very grateful that by being part of CMC, I will be contributing and helping students to achieve their career goals. Also, I am looking forward to meeting and networking with industry experts through CMC to stay abreast with the real-world industrial trends, challenges and growth. I am really passionate about pursuing a career in the supply chain consulting industry, as it will give me an opportunity to meet and interact with different people. My previous experience as a business analyst is also aligned with the consulting industry. I enjoy playing basketball and also love to travel a lot. Apart from CMC, I also hold an officer position in INFORMS – the student chapter of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science. I am really excited that through CMC I will have the opportunity to interact with students from various countries.
I am Kaylee Gross, an accounting major, expected to graduate in spring 2017. I am from the Philippines. I plan to fast-track into the MS Accounting program, get my CPA license and then dive into the world of public accounting. This past summer, I interned at the Susan G. Komen headquarters in Dallas, working for the accounting department in preparation for its year-end audit. Throughout the past two years at UT Dallas, I have been involved in various activities—participating in Alternative Spring Break, joining the iFriend program, being a member of the Undergraduate Accounting Club and becoming a Student Wellness Leader, just to name a few. I’m also a huge foodie and the current vice-president of the on-campus Gourmet Club! After discovering the CMC, I wanted to get involved and help share all the opportunities the CMC has to offer with my fellow JSOM students.
My name is Kelly Corsi, and I am currently an undergraduate student in the marketing fast-track program pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Marketing degree as well a Masters in Marketing degree. I am expected to graduate by fall 2015. I began my business career working as the marketing director for Chick-fil-A. I have worked with them for three years, and now I am working for a company called Innovative. I believe my drive to strive for excellence in all that I do and networking have been huge parts of my success. And if you are truly passionate about something, why not be the very best at it. As a marketing student, I am actively involved on campus in the American Marketing Association, Toastmaster’s International, and the secretary of a brand new club on campus, Flag Football. I look forward to helping other students reach their career goals and explore new opportunities that will benefit the students as well as my team, CMCLC, representing the Jindal School of Management. I would be more than happy to help my peers.
My name is Leonardo and I’m from Venezuela. I’m a master’s student in supply chain management. I am a business development professional who is able to lead projects of different scopes in terms of complexity, markets and, stakeholders’ expectations, and to manage and guide the people involved in those projects, through the set of skills and capabilities I’ve developed over the eight-plus years of professional experience in the consumer goods industry (at P&G). I hold an MBA degree gained in Italy, and I speak Spanish, English and Italian fluently.
The reason I came to UTD, besides its prestige and recognition (especially in the supply chain field) is the genuine effort put in place to guide, support and position students in the U.S. labor market through networking, career fairs, and workshops. And the University puts an emphasis on international students’ community. My objective after earning my master’s in summer 2016 is to combine the knowledge I gained through my professional experience overseas with the new skills and tools I’ll learn in order to land a new and challenging managerial position in the company. I’m fully open to answer questions as well as to give any kind of professional advice you might need.
May New Soe
I am May Nwe Soe from Myanmar. I am a graduate student, majoring in accounting. I hold a bachelor’s in Business degree from Randolph College in Lynchburg, VA. Since my interest in accounting grew during my undergraduate years, I decided to pursue a master’s in accounting upon graduation. My short-term goals are to pursue a career in public accounting and to obtain a CPA license. It is a privilege to be a part of the Career Management Center Leadership Council. I am looking forward to developing my leadership and communication skills with the CMC Leadership Council.
Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo
Knowing and being conscious of your destination and the goals to be attained in life are often the keys to perseverance. I am Naa Ashardey Sackey-Addo, and I epitomize dedicated hard work and perseverance. I am a University of Texas at Dallas senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a real estate concentration. In addition, I have a great interest in the area of law, and I plan to further achieve a degree in corporate law and real estate law. I have been exposed to various situations and opportunities that have helped me to develop and enhance my leadership skills and my ability to work with and for the benefit of others. These organizations include the Tau Sigma National Honors Society and the National Association of Black Accountants. I am also vibrantly involved in various extracurricular and voluntary activities. The Career Management Center has helped as an effective source of information, skills platform. It has given many career opportunities to me and to other students. I am happy to play a role in this organization to make other students benefit as well.
My name is Nikkita Kumar, but I prefer to go by Nikki. I am currently a junior majoring in supply chain management, and am expected to graduate in the spring of 2017. My family is originally from India; however, I was born and raised in Plano, Texas, and graduated from Plano West Senior High School in 2013. I am very fortunate that I get the opportunity to be a part of the CMCLC. Not only will I be able to delve deeper into my field of study, but I also will be able to help students better orient themselves career-wise, professionally, and personally in the same way that the CMC has helped me.
Since I first began at UT Dallas in the fall of 2013, I have been actively involved on campus, particularly throughout various cultural organizations. I am a part of the Hindu Students Association, Japanese Students Association, Anime Club, and I am also the volunteering coordinator for the Hallyu Wave, the Korean pop culture group on campus. My passion for language and culture has driven me my entire life, and now I am beginning another chapter of that adventure. Beginning this summer, I recently became a Multicultural Peer Advocate (MPA for short) for the Multicultural Center, where I work to promote cultural diversity on campus. If you want to read more about those adventures feel free to click on this link! https://utdallasmc.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/meet-the-staff-mpa-nikki-kumar/.
Hi everyone. My name is Wei Yue, and I go by Peggy. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in accounting at UT Dallas. I am also a mentor of the Institute of Business Language and Culture. My short-term goal is to pursue a career in public accounting. I love to challenge my limits. It’s a great honor to be a member in the CMC Leadership Council. I can develop my networking skill, sharpen my communication skill, and more importantly boost my self-confidence. At the same time, CMC Leadership Council offers me an excellent opportunity to serve and give back to the University. I am sure the CMC Leadership program will benefit me extensively in my career.
My name is Puja Kalyani, and I’m an undergraduate finance major, pursuing the investment track. I am expected to graduate with my first degree in fall 2015. I am currently fast-tracking into the MBA program with a finance concentration. I transferred to UTD in spring 2014 from UT Austin. I am a part of UTD’s chapter of Phi Beta Lambda as the fundraising chair. My post-graduation career goal is work for a financial planning firm. My mid-career goal is to manage and operate a hotel. The Career Management Center has helped me to become a more marketable individual for financial firms. With CMC’s internship and resume counseling services, among others, I have successfully been able to join the job market with confidence.
I am Raza Agha. I worked at one of the fastest-growing IT and outsourcing firms in Houston for three years before pursuing my undergraduate degree in information technology and systems at UT Dallas. By getting exposure to the inner workings of Enterprise Resource Planning implementations and Business Process Outsourcing engagements, I was able to realize my ambition to start my post-undergrad career at a Big Four consulting firm. I have since done internships at three startups, a worldwide big 10 bank, and a Big Four. I was fortunate enough to be mentored by very capable professionals from different walks of life and experiences.
On-campus, I started an organization known as the Association for Information Systems and played the VP of finance role for one year. I was also the secretary for the Pakistani Student Association for one year and now serve as the president of the organization. I have also represented UT Dallas in one national strategy-case competition at the University of Minnesota at a technology conference hosted by University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Before I graduate in December 2015, I would like to “pay-it-forward” by assisting other students achieve their professional ambitions.
Sai Charan Thotapalli
I am Sai Charan, and I came to JSOM from India to pursue my master’s in information technology and management. My academic passions are toward business intelligence and analytics. JSOM is a place which showers lots of opportunities on its students. I am glad to be the Student Ambassador of the ITM Program, executive vice president of ASCEND, and the event staffing team lead of the CMC Leadership Council. I always want students to attend all the workshops conducted by CMC because they’re very informative, and they give an amazing opportunity to network with employers. I made the most out of it, and they landed me two internship opportunities from Southwest Airlines, and Priceline.com. I strongly recommend all of you attend most of our events, be pro-active while networking with employers and applying for jobs. I know I’ll read your story on this website soon.
I am Saumya Sethi, M.S in business analytics JSOM student. I am from India and have 3.5 years of experience in information technology and marketing with an MBA in Marketing degree from K.J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. I am passionate about product management and marketing research; therefore, I wanted to pursue a master’s degree specializing in marketing analytics. My interests include interacting with people, organizing events, career coaching and public speaking. Here at JSOM, I am associated with the AMA-UTD chapter as graduate relations officer, and I am privileged to be a part of CMCLC as advertising lead. I have always been active in participating and learning from CMC activities that resulted in a successful summer internship for me at Dell. I have learned many skills, such as resume writing, LinkedIn profile write-ups and networking, to name a few, and have grown professionally with CMC. I strongly recommend all students attend all activities offered by CMC to have a successful career in the U.S. I look forward to seeing you all here at CMC.
Shriram Raju Potturi
My name is Shriram Raju, and I am majoring in supply chain management. My expected graduation date is spring 2016. I have a special liking for purchasing and logistics management, and I intend to pursue my career and be successful in it. It is an honor to be part of CMCLC as it helps – to the best of its ability – students be successful in their careers. At CMC you are always welcome to join us. Come join us and let CMC help you to launch a career.
I’m Srirangesh from India, a graduate student with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and two-plus years of work experience in the field of construction. Professionally, my aim is to enhance my knowledge in the area of management and add value to the global industry. To work toward achieving my aim, I decided to pursue my master’s degree in supply chain management at UTD. The Career Management Center does an excellent job in helping students improve their job-seeking skills and shape them into better professionals. I feel privileged to be a part of it. This will give me an opportunity to guide my fellow students at UTD, and hone my leadership quality and networking skills as well. I enjoy listening to music, traveling to new places and making friends. I am also an active member of the Entrepreneurship Club, Enactus and Infinity Lions Club. It gives me great pleasure in being a part of the CMC Leadership Council, and I look forward in making it a memorable experience.
My name is Suraiya Rahmetulla, and I am currently a junior pursuing a dual degree in information technology and systems and finance. Throughout my various experiences both within as well as outside the UTD community, I have come to realize that my true passion is learning. I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to expand my knowledge by learning from my peers and numerous leaders in both a professional as well as academic setting. My long-term plan is to pursue a dual master’s degree in business administration and journalism.
I am both humbled and honored to be a part of the Career Management Center Leadership Council (CMCLC). I remember when I was a transfer student lost in the midst of internship applications and the many student organization options offered at UTD. I recall persistently searching for a way to open that door of opportunities. I do believe that we as students sometimes feel slammed, shut and locked. Utilizing the Career Management Center resources and networking events was not only my key to opening the door, but also enabled me to walk through that door with confidence. I look forward to learning from all of you and helping you unlock your door of opportunity.
I am Xiaohuan (Angela) Li. I was born in Harbin, China, and moved to the United States in 2008. After completing my bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University, I worked for a manufacturing company as a general ledger accountant for a year. I am currently a master’s student studying accounting at UTD. My career goal is to become an experienced professional in public accounting. It is my honor to be a part of CMC Leadership Council. I am sure the experience with CMCLC will sharpen my professional skills and will also be a great opportunity to give back to the University. I look forward to seeing you all in the future.
Hello! I am Anusha Sabbineni, a graduate student at JSOM majoring in Information Technology and Management, expecting to graduate by Fall 2015. After working for two multinational IT consulting companies, I chose to join the master’s program at UTD to broaden my scope and reach out to new horizons. Playing different leadership roles, I am an active member of SAP Users Group, CMCLC, Student Leaderships Programs and MIS Club at UTD apart from volunteering for other organizations in and out of school. Travelling, learning new things and playing shuttle badminton are my top interests. Witnessing amazing results of participating in various events organized by CMC, I became motivated to take part in future events and joined CMCLC to enhance my networking opportunities, leadership and interpersonal skills. I strongly encourage you all to explore and take part in various events hosted by CMC, reap the benefits and share your success stories. I would be glad to be contacted in LinkedIn.
I am Arundati Chadaga, a Master’s student in Information Technology and Management at the University of Texas Dallas with over 4 years’ experience in areas of business intelligence, data analysis, business analysis, project management and consulting. I also hold an MBA in E-Business and Human Resource and have been fortunate to work for several fortune 500 companies such as Rackspace, Oracle, Infosys, SHRM to name a few.
I have been a part of the CMCLC for the past one year and it has been an amazing experience to learn and grow with the best student organization of the year. I got a chance to design, train and advertise several personality and career development workshops as a part of the council. It feels great to be of help to my fellow comets and at the same time develop my leadership, event management, social media marketing and career development skills. I am very excited to continue my contribution to CMCLC and look forward to having a fruitful and a power packed semester.
Hello everyone! My name is Avinash from India, currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology Management which is about studying how technology can improve businesses. My academic passions are towards Business Intelligence and Analytics. I am actively involved in various student organizations here at UTD and am glad to be part of ASCEND Marketing Committee, SUG, BIAT Club and Indian Students Association. I always wanted a lot of students to attend all the workshops conducted by these organizations because they’re very informative. The CMC is an amazing place to learn about the professional world. Getting involved in its activities will definitely improve your leadership skills and develop your career prospects.
Hello Everyone, I am Biplav BC from Nepal. I have an undergraduate degree majoring in Finance from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Currently, I am a graduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management at UT Dallas. I have four years of experience in global purchasing in the rug industry with a company located in Calhoun, GA. After working for four years, I decided a Master’s degree in Supply Chain will lead me to new opportunities. Being a part of CMC will help me to gain leadership and networking skills. This will also allow me to share my experiences of working in global purchasing with others. I look forward to working with other CMCLC members. I am also currently involved in the Supply Chain Leadership Council.
Hi everyone, my name is Cora Chen. I am originally from China. I received my bachelor degree in Accounting, and currently I am pursuing my master degree in ITM. I think IT skills are very important in the contemporary business world. This is reason why I want to step into the IT field. My career goal is to find a position where I can use both my accounting and information technology knowledge. Outside classroom, I actively participate in campus activities and student organizations such as Ascend and CMC Leadership Council. I have benefited a lot from CMC at my first semester at UTD, so I want to bring good resources to more UTD students through the CMC Leadership Council.
Hi everyone! My name is Qiuxiong Li (Delphia). I am from Guangdong. China. I have worked as an external audit in BDO China, where I had chances to interact with professionals and realized how valuable it is to be a CPA with deep insight into the business world at home and board. To strive for my goal as a CPA focusing on tax, I have mapped out and taken action with regard to education, exam and experience in these two years. I will finish CPA required courses this December and accomplish the Texas CPA exam before graduation. I have played an active leadership role in Texas Society of CPAs, Ascend at UT Dallas Chapter and CMC Leadership Council to reinforce my leadership, communication skills and organizational skills.
Hi, my name is Duc Vu, and I come from Vietnam. During my undergraduate study, I love to use mathematical models to solve business problems; therefore I choose supply chain management as my master’s major. Although this is my first year at UTD, I have learnt a lot from people around here – both in technical skills and interpersonal skills. Having attended a lot of CMC events provides me a great way to get more knowledge, improve my skills and make new friends. Those experiences encourage me to apply for CMCLC, and I am very happy to be a part of it. I look forward to contributing to CMCLC and hope to see you guys at CMC events!
Hi everyone, I’m Guru Prakash from Chennai, India. I am a graduate student majoring in ITM. It feels great to be a part of CMCLC. I’ve been dreaming about the opportunity and possibilities of working collectively ever since I got here. Working in a PR team, managing events have always been my passion. About me, I have always felt comfortable to lead people with ease. At the same time I think I do a good job in being a team player. My interest spans over a wide range of activties.I believe, this gives me an opportunity to meet and interact with a lot of people from different domains. I explored the finer nuances of building and running an organization with my stint at Radiant Sport Event Organizer at Radiant Sport, Registered as NGO with Govt of India which uses sports as a platform to help the underprivileged. I am certain that CMCLC is the right place that will help me channelize my experience, open a whole new world of opportunities and provide me with a platform to interact, contribute and learn some great ideas.
Hello everyone! My name is Ailu Wang. I am currently a second year graduate student majoring in Accounting. I was born in Beijing, China where I grew up and received my Bachelor degree. My long term career goal is to get a managerial position in a multinational corporation. Now I am so excited to be a new member in the CMC Leadership Council and it is my honor to work with professional CMC staffs. I will do my best to help CMC staffs coordinate CMC events as well as help UTD students by introducing beneficial CMC’s events to them. I believe CMC is a good place for me to improve my social and communication skills and makes me professional in my future career.
Hello everyone! I’m Monisha Dhirmalani from Mumbai, India. I’m pursuing my Masters in Information Technology Management with focus in Business Intelligence and Analytics at UTD. My career goal is to herald an information revolution and cause radical change to businesses. I love to involve myself in various on-campus activities. Apart from being a part of CMC Leadership Council, I am an active member of IT Committee of ASCEND, ENACTUS, BIAT club. I also work as an Ad Sales Representative at The Mercury and as a Community Assistant at the University Village Leasing Office. These commitments have helped hone my management, leadership, social skills. I’m passionate about acting, making a difference and in the past I have merged these two by doing stage plays/ street plays on issues like Anger Management, Female Infanticide, Suicide Prevention, and Women Empowerment. I enjoy traveling, dancing, listening to music, playing sports like Badminton, Table-Tennis, Throwball, Cricket. I like to read thought-provoking and inspirational pieces. I’m glad and honored to be a part of CMC Leadership Council; I think it is a great way to be on the giving side and grow professionally.
Hello! My name is Neha Bhansali. I am a Graduate student at JSOM, majoring in Healthcare Administration. I did my undergrad majoring in Hospital Administration. I have a total of 7 years of work experience in healthcare sector. I serve as a member of ENACTUS and Healthcare Management Association at UTD. I am always full of energy, enthusiasm and believe in making a difference in each and every assignment I take. I am very excited to be a part of CMC Leadership Council – Employer and Alumini Research Committee – as it gives me a great chance to network with industry experts and employers. Every event I organize or volunteer with Leadership Council gives me an opportunity to enhance my skills necessary to participate and stand apart in a competing professional environment. Defining in a line “Leadership Council helps me to grow professionally and develop personally”. You are most welcome to contact The Leadership Council for any career related queries.
Hello! My name is Pavan and I am from Hyderabad, India. I am a graduate student majoring in Information Technology and Management. I have been associated with the Career Management Center for a semester now. I am inspired by the excellent job CMC does at shaping futures of students by providing them with experiences that help them plan and set goals for their careers. It makes significant efforts to help students who require help and support with professional decisions. On a personal front, CMC helped me hone my networking, marketing, public relations and leadership skills. The thought of representing CMC and UT Dallas by being a part of the Leadership Council and being their ambassador makes me feel excited. I am happy that I have got a chance to give back to my school for all it has done to me. As a member of the Council, my goal for this semester is to make sure that every JSOM student is applying for an internship/full time job and we as the representatives of CMC help them in every way possible. Apart from CMC, I am a part of the leadership teams of student organizations like ASCEND, MIS Club and SAP Users Group.
Hi everyone. My name is Wei Yue and you can also call me Peggy. I am an international student from Beijing, China. I’m a graduate student majoring in accounting. My short-term goal is to pursue a career in public accounting. I am so happy to be a member in the CMC Leadership Council. It is an excellent opportunity to serve and give back to the University. At the same time, I can develop my networking skill and sharpen my communication skill in CMC Leadership Council. I am sure the CMC Leadership program will benefit me extensively in my career.
Namaste! I am Prince Modi, an international graduate student from Mumbai, India majoring in Information Technology and Management. My career goal is be a Data Scientist. I come to UT Dallas with 2 years of experience in IT industry and am passionate about Data Analysis and website development. It is wonderful to be part of CMC Leadership Council as it offers great opportunities to hone our networking & leadership skills coupled with great insights into professional world. Along with CMCLC, I am associated with ASCEND where I serve as an IT committee member.
Hi, I am Prithvi Mali, Business Analytics Graduate candidate from JSOM. I am passionate about connecting with new people, reading and spirituality.
Leadership skills are to be practiced and nurtured. I believe we all have potential to show up our best at least at one thing and can do wonders if we work as a team.The CMCLC provides me with an exciting platform to develop my leadership skills by offering various opportunities like organizing workshops, events, working in a team and growing your network! Apart from CMCLC, I am an active member of BIAT club and AIESEC Dallas chapter. Thanks CMCLC for giving me an opportunity to showcase my skill set.
Hello to All! I am Priyanka Kanani. I am pursuing a graduate degree in IT & Management at JSOM. I have professional experience of about 3 years in consulting industry. I aspire to pursue a career in Project Management & Business Analysis. My two great passions are cooking and blogging! I enjoy a good conversation. I am presently volunteering as a Writer with The UTD Mercury and loving every bit of it. I am proud to be associated with the Career Management Center (CMC) Leadership Council. I believe there is something for every student to gain from all the events held by the CMC.
Hi everyone! My name is Puja Kalyani and I’m an undergraduate finance major, pursuing the investment track. I an expected to graduate with my first degree in Fall 2015. I am currently fast-tracking into the MBA program with a finance concentration. I transferred to UTD in Spring of 2014 from the UT Austin. I am a part of UTD’s chapter of Phi Beta Lamba as the Fundraising Chair. My post-graduation career goal is work for a financial planning firm. My mid-career goal is to manage and operate a hotel. The Career Management Center has helped me to become a more marketable individual for financial firms. With their internship and resume counseling services, among others, I have successfully been able to join the job market with confidence.
Hello All! My name is Renuka Pande. I am a graduate student in Information Technology & Management Major. After completion of undergrad, I worked for 3 years for MNC in India. Currently I am working as Data Analyst Intern at Lanyon Inc. At UT Dallas, I have volunteered for events organized by Office of Student Volunteerism. Helping others makes me feel happy and contented. I think CMC Leadership council is the best opportunity for me to get connected with people. Being an international student I will get to learn many things while working with students from different countries. Joining CMC Leadership council will help me grow my professional network.
My name is Saron Zekiros and I am an undergraduate majoring in Finance and Global Business. moved from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia when I was five and I have lived in Texas ever since. I have been involved in several UTD volunteering, business and cultural organizations since freshman year and I enjoy working with diverse groups! Since becoming a JSOM student, the Career Management Center has become an integral part of preparing me for the professional workplace through its numerous workshops, mock interviews, and one-on-one sessions with the experienced CMC staff so I felt it was time for me to give back. By being a part of CMCLC and working in the Advertising committee, I hope to continue reaching out to fellow students so they too, can benefit from the many career resources and networking opportunities that the CMC offers!
I am Saumya Sethi, M.S Marketing Fall 2014 JSOM student. I am from India with 3.5 years of experience in IT and Marketing with an MBA in Marketing from K.J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. I am passionate about product management and marketing research and therefore I wanted to pursue master degree specializing in niche areas of marketing. My interests include interacting with people, organizing events, writing poetry and playing badminton. Here at JSOM, I am associated with AMA-UTD chapter as graduate relations officer and I am privileged to be a part of CMCLC in employer/alumni research team. I am looking forward to exploring new opportunities by reaching out to JSOM alumni and helping strengthening the JSOM brand through the leadership council.
Hello! My name is Shriram Raju and I am majoring in Supply chain management. My expected graduation date is Spring 2016. I have a special liking for purchasing and logistics management and I intend to pursue my career and be successful in it. It is an honor to be part of CMCLC as it helps to the best of its ability for students to be successful in their career. At CMC you are always welcome to join us. Come join us and let CMC help you to launch a career.
Hello Everyone! My name is Sisma Chintalapudi. I am an international graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas majoring in Information Technology and Management. I have completed 9 credit hours concentrating on Business Intelligence & Analytics and IT consulting. I have a 1.7 years of work experience as a Java Developer at a MNC in India. I enjoy reading, travelling, meeting new people, listening to music and an occasional game of ping-pong. Few years down the line, I see myself as a significant contributor to the field by being able to comprehend the needs of the various aspects of business and provide suitable strategic solutions. CMC at JSOM provides many opportunities for students like me to achieve their career goals through events, networking mixers and career fairs. I am glad to be part of the CMCLC and am sure this is going to be an enriching experience professionally and personally. I look forward to work with CMC to help out fellow students.
Hello! My name is Zaid Asfoor, and I am majoring in Accounting and Finance. My expected graduation date is Spring 2016. I have a passion for new inventions and entrepreneurship, and hopefully one day, I can become an entrepreneur and have my own inventions. I moved here from Dubai, United Arab Emirates in the summer of 2010, in which I had been living for about 8 years. A couple of years later, I started attending the University of Texas at Dallas in the fall semester of 2013, and so far, it has been an interesting journey. In my experience, the Career Management Center has helped me in many ways. They gave me advice on how my resume should look, what I should and should not do during an interview, and techniques for job searching.
Hi everyone! My name is Ahmad Abdallah and I am a second-year undergraduate student. I am majoring in Accounting and Finance with a focus in Audit. I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the United States in 2009. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have had the opportunity to acquire a plethora of career development knowledge and develop my networking skills. By working closely with the knowledgeable CMC staff, I have enhanced my interpersonal and professional skills. I am the Vice-President of the Accounting Club, Treasurer of the Bangladesh Student Organization, and a member of Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society. When I am not at school, I volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and have been to 15 different countries.
Hello, everyone! My name is Angelina and my Chinese name is Shuai Zhou. I am a first year graduate student majoring in accounting, and I expected to graduate in May 2015. I completed my undergraduate degree major in Financial Management in Beijing Jiaotong University. During my junior year, I attended Texas A&M University in 2012 as an exchange student majoring in accounting. I came to UT Dallas last August. I am the President of Accounting Leadership Association (ALA), an event coordinator in Culture Connection Committee, a coordinator of VITA tax return program in ASCEND and an active member in CEO Global. The CMC Leadership Council gives me a great platform to develop my leadership skills by organizing workshops and events for JSOM students.
Hi everyone. My name is Anwarul Abedin. I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and moved to the U.S. in August 2010. I am in my junior year of the undergraduate program and majoring in Accounting with an emphasis on internal auditing. After completing my bachelor’s degree, my plan is to take the CPA exam to become a Certified Public Accountant. The CMC Leadership Council has enabled me to acquire strong insight about the professional world. Being a member of the Leadership Council I had the opportunity to work with the professional and knowledgeable CMC staff, which solidified my interpersonal and networking skills. Besides volunteering for the Leadership Council, I work part-time at the CMC. I am also an Executive Committee Member of the Bangladeshi Student Organization (BSO).
Hello! My name is Chaarulata Helia, a second year MS-ITM student from India. I have a 4.5 years of work experience. The professional positions I have held have taught me that luck factor is just 1%, the rest 99% being hard work in today’s world. Good grades alone don’t help much in personal and professional development. Between imagining oneself in being developed and seeing what actual development is, there is a lot of difference. Not only technically, but development is also linked to emotionally and intellectually. We are required to incorporate these three: technical expertise, emotional expertise and intellectual expertise every now and then in the real professional world. The numerous opportunities offered by CMCLC not only improves one’s leadership skills but also social skills. I am glad that I get the opportunity to work with such an esteemed student organization and learn to be a better person in personal and professional front.
Hello! My name is Chao Sun and I’m from Hunan, China. I enjoy swimming, golfing, traveling, attending concerts, food tasting, volunteering, and entrepreneurship. I lived in Boston for 3 years, earned a Master’s degree in Leadership, and cofounded an employment agency company in 2011. It was then that I realized the necessity of pursuing a more specialized degree, so I chose ITM at UTD. I definitely made the right decision. Not only is UTD a top-tier school with a career-oriented curriculum, but it also offers diversified student organizations and activities.
Chi (Carson) Zhang
Howdy everyone, my name is Carson Zhang and I’m a graduate student with double major in MSF and ITM. My concentration of ITM is in business intelligence and analytics. I also focus on investment management and financial analysis in finance. My short-term goal is to pursue a career in financial and data analysis. Outside class I like to volunteer and engage in many on-campus activities. I believe social skills are as important as academic credits. And CMC provides a well developed platform helping students to be professional in future career life. It’s a big honor for me to be part of CMC Leadership Council. As a member I can be involved in many career development events and get opportunities to practice my social skill as well as broad my vision.
Hello all! My name is Christina Sun, a second year MS Accounting student at UTD. I was born in Beijing, China and have been studying in United States for over 3 years. My ultimate goal is to become an experienced professional in public accounting field. I am devoting myself into 3 different student organizations, including being a Vice President of ASCEND, Executive Vice President of Accounting Leadership Association, and an active member at CMC Leadership Council. I enjoy my “changeling life”, because it gives me a chance to enhance my capability of learning and working. Especially, being a member of CMC Leadership Council is really an honor to me. Working with knowledgeable CMC staffs and organizing various professional events really help me solidify my networking skills, as well as my leadership capability.
I am Eri Cai. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Hong Kong Baptist University and went to Babson College as an exchange student. I tend to get along with people from different backgrounds. Now I am in UTD, pursuing an MS Finance/MBA dual degree, expecting to graduate in 2016. I am also involved in FLA, Ascend, Toastmasters and Chinese Dancing Crew. In my leisure time, basketball, badminton and book reading is my favorite. I am still seeking my career goal, consultant or a business owner, one or the other. Therefore, CMCLC comes in just the right time to help me navigate my career paths. I believe that CMCLC will offer great opportunities to polish our networking skills and help us become better candidates.
Hello everyone! My name is Jiawei Gao, but I usually go by Gary. I am a first-year student in Supply Chain Management. After studying Logistics Management for four years in Beijing Jiaotong University, I believe there is a great future and infinite opportunities in Supply Chain Management. I am now pursuing more knowledge at UT Dallas. I think it’s a great honor to be a part of the CMC Leadership Council and hope to help other business students become successful. The CMC is an amazing place to learn about the professional world. Getting involved in its activities will definitely improve your leadership skills and develop your career management. Don’t hesitate to join us!
Hello, my name is Huy Trinh. This year, I am going to be an Accounting junior at UTD. Although you can tell from my name that I am Vietnamese, my thinking and beliefs are not limited to one culture. Due to early international experiences, I aspire to be a global citizen who thinks globally and mindful of local customs. I enjoy reading books in history, philosophy and management practices. My career goal is to have my own start-up company in 10 years. In joining CMC Leadership Council, I seek to develop diplomatic skills and learn from who I will meet and work with. And now, let my journey with the Career Management Center begin.
Hello everyone. My name is Ji Qi, you can also call me Ivy. I am a Chinese student studying Finance here as a graduate candidate. Now I come to UTD for almost a year, and I am very proud to become one of the members of CMC Leadership Council after I have attended many successful events held by CMC. My goal is to become a finance professional in the future, CMC helps me approach that goal closer by providing instructions for career coaching, interview skills and networking. As a member of CMC Leadership Council, I have chance to communicate more with professional faculties, meet companies and excellent students with common ambitions as well as promote leadership skills. It is a wonderful organization to help students excel at career by immersed in professional environment. I really look forward to the next great year in CMC Leadership Council, and hope more outstanding students devote themselves for this organization.
Hi guys, I am Jing Tian and am second-year graduate student in Supply Chain Management. I have studied Logistics Management in China for four years undergraduate study and pursuing further SCM knowledge in UT Dallas. I consider it a great honor to join CMC Leadership Council and volunteer for fulfilling business careers. I am looking forward to having professional networking and interviewing skills in this program, and I am definitely sure that CMC Leadership Council can provide the environment I need to achieve my career goal and prepare my life after school.
Hi everyone. My name is Jingwen Shang. I was born in Beijing, China. I have finished my accounting undergraduate program in Beijing and studied in Northern State University as an exchange student during my junior year. Currently, I’m pursuing MSA degree and this is my second year in UTD. I volunteered and worked for VITA this spring during Tax season. I also participated in some career events held by CMC and I found there’s always amazing opportunities for students. I want to help CMC in return and work with CMC staff. I do love and enjoy helping and volunteering. I believe I can receive professional development training here after assisting the CMC on the CMC Leadership Council platform with event coordination, workshops and career coaching programs.
Hello all! My name is Lu (Jolly) Zhou, an international graduate student from Chongqing, China. I majored in Finance with a concentration in investment management and asset pricing. I am also a member of Financial Leadership Association. My career goal is to become an experienced professional financial analyst in this industry. I have joined a lot of activities which held by CMC Leadership Council and it helped me a lot to learn how to launch a better career. I am sure that the CMC Leadership Council will offer diversified students different resources with their career. And also it is a precious opportunity for me to help and network with other excellent students. I am looking forward to meeting you in the future.
Hi there! My name is Josie, and my Chinese name is Yiyi. I am a graduate student finance major and expect to graduate in May 2014. I am involved in many on-campus activities, such as SLP, CMC and IPESA. Also, I enjoy helping others and volunteering. I am a senator in Graduate and International Affairs Committee in Student Government and have membership in Ascend and FLA. My future career goal is to become a financial analyst and then a CFO in a major corporation, and I found that CMC Leadership Council is a great group to join.
Hi, everyone! I’m Keira Song, a master’s student studying accounting. My career goal is to be an industry professional. After attending many of the CMC’s professional events, I was attracted to this great group for its effort to provide students the rich professional resources and help with their careers. I have benefited from them a lot and want to help organize events and workshops. I think the CMCLC is a great platform for improving myself and giving back to the university that has taught me so much. I am ready to embark upon a journey full of new challenges, new tasks, and new experience!
Hello everyone! My name is Qian Cheng, I am from Xi’an, China. I accomplished my Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Economics in China and I am pursuing my Master Degree in Finance and Accounting here at UTD. I joined CMC Leadership Council in the summer 2014 and I found CMCLC is a great place to improve my leadership and professionalism. I involved in several student organizations: I am the Administrator of Enactus (Entrepreneurial, Action, Us) and participated in the 2014 Enactus U.S. National Competition. I also obtain the membership of Ascend, FLA and Real Estate Club. I am a peer financial coach of Comet Cents Financial Success Program at UTD. My career interest is public accounting or corporate finance and I believe CMCLC would be a great help on my way to success.
Hello Everyone! My name is Likhit Verma and I’m a graduate student majoring in Supply Chain Management. I’m from India, and I have 4 years of experience in petrochemical plant construction and commissioning. I came to the U.S. to leverage my past experience in Engineering and learn more about the Global Supply Chain practices. I made the right choice since I’m learning about global culture, latest industry trends and upcoming technologies through professors and industry practitioners. I’m also actively involved in Supply Chain Leadership Council and organized UTD’s 1st Supply Chain case study competition. The CMC Leadership Council is an amazing platform and I believe getting involved in the council’s activities will sharpen my leadership skills, provide career development, and make me an ideal candidate for future opportunities.
Hi, My name is Manjula. I am from India. I will complete my MBA in May 2014. I possess 3 years IT experience, and my career goal to become an IT consultant. I have been impressed by the helping nature of people here in Texas. I am having great life in UTD. It’s exciting to meet new people from diverse backgrounds every day. I have enjoyed being a part of CMC Leadership Council for the past 6 months. It was an awesome experience because it helped me to hone my leadership and communication skills.
Hi, my name is Parth Acharya and I am an Information Technology Management Major. I find the CMC Leadership Council an excellent opportunity to serve and give back to the University. Along with CMC Leadership Council, I serve as the President of Entrepreneurship Club at UT Dallas. My academic passions include data science and management consulting. I enjoy volunteering for social causes, music, blogging and film making. Alongside my Graduate studies, I head a digital marketing start-up co-founded in 2012.
Pratap Surya Chandar Balraj
Hi everyone! This is Pratap Surya Chandar Balraj from Madurai, India. I am graduate student majoring in Information Technology Management with specialization in Business Intelligence and IT Consulting. My career goal is to become a valuable asset to the information industry and reach the pinnacle of glory in it. Apart from demonstrating academic excellence, I am actively involved in various student organizations and forums here at UTD. I always appreciate and love to work in a dynamic, vibrant and cross-cultural platform. I am part of the leadership team of Ascend IT committee, CEO Global – Marketing team and Media & Design officer of Indian Students Association. I also serve as the Orientation Peer at International Student Services Office. CMC is an integral part of the university and it provides excellent facilities for growth and development of our student community.
Hello everyone. My name is Rong Huang, from Shen Yang, China. I completed my undergraduate study in SUNY Binghamton with a B.S. in Accounting. I am currently studying information technology and management for my Master’s degree. Business professional with IT skills are appreciated and that is also the reason why I would like to step into the technology field to develop my potentials. However, studying hard for classes is not enough for one to excel at career, and that is where the CMC comes in to help us find out how to succeed in a professional environment.
Hi everyone! My name is Ruby Ma, and I am a second-year graduate student. My major is accounting with a focus in external audit. I was born in Dalian, China and came to the U.S. last August. In addition to volunteering for the CMC Leadership Council, I am also the Vice President of Ascend UTD Chapter, Treasurer of Accounting Leadership Association, Graduate Senate of Student Government and also an officer of Cultural Connection. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have opportunities to develop my leadership skills by organizing different events and workshops in the Jindal School of Management.
Hello! My name is Siye Chen. I am an international student from Shanghai, China. This is my third year at UTD, where my field of study is business administration and accounting. Currently, I am completing my Tax Operation internship at Empower Software Solutions. I also participated in the CMC Leadership Council last semester; I had the chance to learn valuable information about career development and how to improve myself professionally. More importantly, I made many new friends through volunteer activities and workshops, thereby expanding my professional network. I believe life is like an arrow pulling you back with difficulties in order to take you forward to a better place!
Hello everyone, my name is Stephanie Huang. I am from China. I have a masters degree in International Accounting and Finance from London. I am currently working on my second master degree in Accounting here at UT Dallas. I enjoy getting involved in various activities and events. I am the Graduate Senator in Student Government, the treasurer of the Accounting Leadership Association, and the Vice President of Ascend. In addition, I have a passion for volunteering. My favorite experience was last fall semester, when I helped with Junior Achievement by teaching kids. Career Management Center (CMC) Leadership Council is a great platform for acquiring and developing soft skills for career development. I also benefit from a series of workshops and events held by CMC. I look forward to seeing more new faces through CMC.
Hi Everyone! My name is Yirong Zhang, and you can just call me Summer. I have two years’ work experience in Internal Audit area and would like to pursue the career of auditing after I graduated in May 2015. I currently serve as VP of Education in Jindal Management Toastmasters Society, treasurer in Financial Leadership Association, and also active member in Ascend. Also, I am a fan of public speaking, traveling and in the midst of learning making cookies. I really enjoy being a member of CMC Leadership Council, which exposed myself to communicate with active students and professionals.
Hello, my name is Supreeth Meka. I am from India and I am currently pursuing my Master’s degree in Information Technology Management and my concentration is in business intelligence and analytics. I’m passionate about BigData Analytics. It’s a big honor for me to be part of CMC Leadership Council. I like to volunteer and engage in many on-campus activities. CMC provides a well-developed platform helping students to be professional in future career life. Addition to the CMC Leadership Council, I am involved in ASCEND and BIAT Club.
Hello everyone! This is Yue (Tocc) Tang. I was made in China and delivered to the United States in 2013. As the only child of my family, I did not have too much teamwork experience, but now I do because I am a member of the magnificent CMC Leadership Council. Whether you are a green hand in your career or not, you are always welcome to join us. With hundreds of amazing events each semester, I assure you that CMC would bring you much more than you could expect. Join us, and let us launch our career!
Hello everyone! My name is Trisha Alexander and this will be last year at UT Dallas for my undergrad degree. I am currently studying Management Information Systems and plan to come back a year after I graduate to pursue a MBA or ITM degree. I was raised in McKinney, Texas and my future career goal is to become a CIO of a company. Along with the CMC Leadership Council, I am also a member of the Golden Key Club, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Toastmasters, Future CIOs at UT Dallas, Chinese Student Association, and Filipino Student Association. I am currently an IT Services intern at Austin Industries Inc. and also do modeling on the side. The CMC Leadership Council has not only allowed me to fine-tune my networking skills, but has also helped me to learn more about possible career paths.
Veronica Xuan Wu
Hello all! I’m Veronica Xuan Wu from Guangdong, China. I am a senior graduate student majoring in Marketing with a concentration in product management and market research. My career goal is to be CMO of a major corporation. I am also an active member of American Advertising Federation, American Marketing Association and Global Ambassador of UTD. Membership in CMC leadership Council provides a valuable opportunity to network with future employers and reinforce my communication and leadership skills. By organizing events and cooperating with different employers, I will gain insight about future career paths.
Ahoy! My name is Yiwen Shen, a second-year MSF student from Shanghai, China. As the saying goes that well begun is half done. CMC Leadership Council is a challenging and rewarding start to help establish a better me through workshops, industry forums, and networking. I worked for Schroder Fund Management Company, Donghua CPA Firm and Real Time Resolutions. My career goal is to become an experienced professional in financial industry.
Hi pals, this is Yunqin Zhang, I usually go by Nate. I’m from a Chinese family whose parents are private entrepreneurs, that’s where I acquired the DNA of pursuing business opportunities. I majored in Economics and Trade in Shanghai, China; I’m currently pursuing Master Science of Accounting at UTD. The reason for accounting is that I believe mastering the basic knowledge of a company will benefit me my whole life. I also enjoy sports and played basketball and soccer for my college team. Currently, I work as a lifeguard at the Activities Center. Being part of a growing organization is my primary focus after school. I like team work and helping at CMC events. Making new friends is my life philosophy, and I look forward to meet you in the future.
Hi everyone! My name is Ahmad Abdallah and I am a second-year undergraduate student. I am majoring in Accounting and Finance with a focus in Audit. I was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the United States in 2009. My ultimate goal is to become a CEO of a major corporation, with the immediate goal of pursuing a career in public accounting. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have had the opportunity to acquire a plethora of career development knowledge and develop my networking skills. By working closely with the knowledgeable CMC staff, I have been able to fine tune my interpersonal and professional skills.
Hello! My name is Chao Sun and I’m from Hunan, China. I enjoy swimming, golfing, traveling, attending concerts, food tasting, volunteering, and entrepreneurship. I lived in Boston for 3 years, earned a Master’s degree in Leadership, and cofounded an employment agency company in 2011. It was then that I realized the necessity of pursuing a more specialized degree, so I chose ITM at UTD. I definitely made the right decision. Not only is UTD a top-tier school with a career-oriented curriculum, but it also offers diversified student organizations and activities. I am sure the CMC Leadership program will benefit me extensively in my career and make me a well-rounded candidate for future opportunities.
Hi, I’m Chloe Lin from Taiwan. I’m a senior graduate student majoring in Finance with a focus in corporate finance. I also serve as the Advertising Officer for the Taiwanese Student Association and as an intern for the Financial Leadership Association. Getting involved in school organizations improves my communication skills and offers me opportunities to interact with different people. As a council member in Career Management Center, I assist the CMC in promoting career events and organizing workshops.
Hi folks, I am Eudora Zuo, a MS Finance student. Escaping from one of the three furnaces in China, Chongqing, I flew half way around the world to Dallas, the furnace of the U.S. The hot weather did not affect my new life, but instead helped me to fall in love with Dallas quickly. The experiences I’ve had at UTD are wonderful treasures in my life. I enjoy helping others, so I volunteer as much as I can. To serve the community, I work with the Office of Student Volunteerism, Habitat for Humanity International, NETWORK Ministries and JA of Dallas. In addition to volunteering, I also like traveling and making new friends. During my first year at UTD, I visited 13 states in the US and met a ton of new people.
Hi everyone! My name is Jacqueline Luo. I am a second-year graduate student in accounting. I come from Urumqi, Xinjiang, China and my career goal is to become a public accountant. Many of you may know me from Ascend, ALA (Accounting Leadership Association), and the Career Management Center. While the first two organizations taught me more about public accounting and developed my network, the Career Management Center has helped me gain a clearer perspective of my career path and sharpen my skills in networking and communication. As a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have had the privilege of working with the CMC directors and learning first-hand information about events, school resources, and job postings.
Pooria Kamran Rashani
Hi everyone, I am Pooria Kamran Rashani, first Year MBA-Cohort student. My American journey, which started with faith, courage and many challenges, is going to be a legendary one. I came to UTD with my Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications from India, as well as almost 5 years of professional experience with Nokia Siemens Networks. Apart from all the priceless knowledge that I am learning from the MBA program, I am acquiring valuable professional skills and leadership characteristics from the CMC Leadership Council. I appreciate this opportunity to add value to my past experiences and future professional life. Hopefully as a byproduct of all these mentioned elements, I can be the best version of myself and add to the society that I am going to live in.
Hi, I am Feng Zhu, from P.R. China. People here call me Rick. I am currently seeking a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management. In addition to the CMC Leadership Council, I am involved in Enactus (originally SIFE) and CAN (Chinese Alumni Network). The Leadership Council is a new program for the Career Management Center and it is growing fast. Through the activities of this program, I have learned more about the CMC and have had the opportunity to serve students. I enjoy volunteering in the CMC and have made friends at various events and activities.
Shirley Haishu Li
Hi, my name is Shirley Haishu Li. I am pursuing my MS degree in Accounting and will graduate in December. I come from Hefei, Anhui, China. I am passionate about accounting and my long-term career goal is to become a financial controller. I feel fortunate to have earned the experience to participate in the first PeopleSoft Academy Internship program at UT Dallas. Besides professional preparation, I love to initiate new challenges and grasp every opportunity to learn new things. The Career Management Center Leadership Council has given me such a great chance to develop my leadership, organization, coordination, and communication skills. I have gained valuable experience networking with industry professionals and the CMC staff.
Ni hao (Hello)! My name is Sijun Zhou, a member of Career Management Center Leadership Council, majoring in MS Supply Chain Management. My career goal is to become a manager in the Supply Chain industry. Being a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I have the unique chance to work with Jenna, Neil and other CMC staff members. By answering questions from students and arranging career events, I get to experience office culture firsthand. The CMC Leadership Council is one of the most exciting opportunities I’ve had at UTD. The Council has helped me expand my network and improve my interpersonal skills. Most importantly, I am always aware of new job postings and career opportunities.
Hello, my name is Taraneh Parvaresh. I am from Iran and am currently a full-time MBA student at UTD. In addition to the CMC Leadership Council, I have been chosen as student representative of MBA students for the Dean’s Council organization. My career goal is to make a transition from the technical field to management by leveraging my 5 years technical experience of telecom engineer in Nokia Siemens Networks. The Leadership Council has helped me sharpen my leadership skills as well as foster my leadership abilities by managing and conducting different events in the Jindal School of Management.
Hello everyone! My name is Trisha Alexander and this will be last year at UT Dallas for my undergrad degree. I am currently studying Management Information Systems and plan to come back a year after I graduate to pursue a MBA or ITM degree. I was raised in McKinney, Texas and my future career goal is to become a CIO of a company. Along with the CMC Leadership Council, I am also a member of the Golden Key Club, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Iota Academic Honor Society, Toastmasters, Future CIOs at UT Dallas, Chinese Student Association, and Filipino Student Association.
Hello everyone! I am Yaoping Zou, from JiangXi Province, China. As a finance graduate expecting my degree in May of 2013, I am an experienced team player with the ability to motivate others. I believe my excellence in valuation, data analysis and communication skills are a perfect match with my short term career goal in the valuation services industry. I am an active member in the Financial Leadership Association and Students in Free Enterprise. These organizations have exposed me to various networking opportunities and professional development training opportunities. As a member of the CMC Leadership Council, I work directly with students and employers, answering inquiries at the front desk, and planning workshops. The CMC is an amazing platform for sharpening professional and communication skills.
Idrees Abdul Ismail
M.S., Supply Chain Management, December 2017
According to me CMC is the First stop for all your career needs. CMCLC has helped me not only to develop my networking skills but also has given me an opportunity to interact with Students from diverse backgrounds. CMCLC keeps me updated with the Industry demands by interaction with employers. I have a very great respect for CMCLC as it takes tremendous efforts on supporting the career needs of the Students.
M.S., Supply Chain Management, December 2016
Sourcing Business Partner Intern (Starting in May 2016)
CMC is without any doubts the most premium student organization present at the Naveen Jindal School of Management. Since the moment I landed in JSOM as a graduate student I noticed an overwhelming amount of in-campus events organized by the CMC aimed to give students the right set of tools for succeeding in the professional world, from networking events to resume review workshops up to company info sessions across industries, so I realized that if I wanted to continue my successful professional career after obtaining my Master Degree in Supply Chain (I’m a +8yrs experienced business development manager in the CPG industry) there wasn’t any better path to do so that by joining the organization that leads the professional growth of their students population. After applying and being accepted as a new CMC member in Fall 2015, I started my journey as a CMC member and the experience has been nothing but incredible rewarding. From understanding how the professional business networking works in the US (as an international student that is key) all the way to polish my resume and LinkedIn profile to this market standards. On top that, the exposure I gained through the organization helped me to push myself out of my comfort zone by doing things I never imagined, such as coaching students on LinkedIn positioning strategies, as well as to brake the university net and join and network properly with off-campus organizations (such as NSHMBA), an strategy that paid off at the end of the date with my upcoming 2016 Summer Internship at Ericsson as Sourcing Business Partner Intern and that hopefully could convert into a full-time position in the next year. In summary, if you are thinking in joining an organization at the Naveen Jindal School of Management and you seriously considering your future as a professional just do not hesitate to apply for the CMC at UTD, that’s the place where you’ll like to be in.
Sai Charan Thotapalli
M.S., Information Technology Management, December 2015
Groupon, Senior Business Analyst
I had a fruitful and a fun-filled journey with the CMCLC for about two years. I still remember the day when I randomly walked into a CMC session which was about improving your LinkedIn account. Back then, I hardly had my LinkedIn set up, my resume wasn’t in the greatest of formats. CMCLC helped me to tone each and every aspect of my professional pursuits in the very best manner. CMCLC showered tons of opportunities where I could grow as a leader, improve my networking skills, and excel in my career. There are 2 different journeys: getting an interview and going through an interview, CMC is the vehicle that helped me to cruise through these journeys.
How to Apply
Interested in applying to be a member of the CMC Leadership Council?
Read this page carefully, complete the online application at the bottom of the page (one time) and submit by the deadline posted below. Applications will NOT be considered once the deadline has passed. A confirmation page will confirm your submission. Only online applications will be accepted. All applications for membership will be reviewed and the candidates who will move to the next step in the process for membership will be contacted via email. When the interview process is complete, students who are invited to join the CMC Leadership Council will be notified via email. Those who will not be invited this semester will also be notified via email.
The CMC Leadership Council is inclusive of all students who represent all degree programs in the Jindal School of Management.
To apply, each candidate must adhere to the following guidelines:
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Must have been at JSOM for at least 1 long semester
- Completed at least 30 credit hours
- Must be an active member of at least 1 JSOM student organization
- Must be able to actively serve on the Leadership Council for at least 1 academic year (2 long semesters)
- Able to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per week each semester (Note that the majority of events occur M-F between 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m.)
- Must have attended at least 1 Career Management Center workshop and 1 Career Management Center recruiting event — attendance will be verified
- Must be registered on CometCareers with a current resume
- Able to provide 1 JSOM faculty reference AND 1 professional (current/past) reference
- Minimum GPA of 3.2
- Must have been at JSOM for at least 1 long semester
- Completed at least 9 credit hours
- Must be an active member of at least 1 JSOM student organization
- Must be able to actively serve on the Leadership Council for at least 1 academic year (2 long semesters)
- Able to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per week each semester (Note that the majority of events occur M-F between 9:00a.m.-6:30p.m.)
- Must have attended at least 1 Career Management Center workshop and 1 Career Management Center recruiting event — attendance will be verified
- Must be registered on CometCareers with a current resume
- Able to provide 1 JSOM faculty reference AND 1 professional (current/past) reference
All Leadership Council members must attend all CMC Leadership Council meetings. Meetings are held on selected Friday mornings between 10:00-12:00.
Please note there are limited openings per semester for the CMC Leadership Council new membership. If you are not selected in the current semester, the CMC encourages JSOM students to:
- Participate in CMC events and workshops
- Get involved with other JSOM student organizations
- Volunteer at CMC events through your student organization
- Apply again in a future semester