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MS ITM Student Leadership Council


Anand Muraleedharan

Anand Muraleedharan

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the President of the MSITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
As a student, I love the fact that ITM is both flexible and career-path oriented at the same time. So, the program caters to two crowds at the same time. The program management is constantly trying to revise and adapt the curriculum.

My advise to you
Pack your bag, come to JSOM and look around. There is a myriad of things happening around. Look from outside, you will see hustles and bustles. Look from inside, you will start seeing a lot of opportunities.

Boney Parekh

Boney Parekh

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador in the ITM SLC

What I like the best about the program?
ITM program ensures that you are not only a part of your team, but a part of the organization. With a mix of management and technical courses to choose from, the program allows students to customize the program and get the best value out of it.

My advise to you
Have fun and Network in that particular order. Upon graduation, make sure you take home 36 credits and a lot of memories. Network with leaders from leading organizations at events, learn from them, let them know what you do and what you want to do.

Warutantika Shukla

Warutantika Shukla

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for ITM SLC email team.

What I like the best about the program?
The flexibility of the MS ITM program is something that makes it attractive. It presents an amalgamation of technical and management subjects to the students and lets them choose from a variety of courses. It has a well-organized structure for specialization in various areas.

My advise to you
Seek a balanced blend of academics and extra-curricular activities for holistic development. Network with people to learn from their experience.

Aslesha Gupta

Aslesha Gupta

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for ITM SLC email team.

What I like the best about the program?
A thoughtfully tailored program to prepare students for industry requirements. Blend of technical and management subjects gives an edge to students as they understand dynamics of business as whole and know latest tools and technologies.

My advise to you
Create your own destiny. Believe in yourself, communicate with others, understand the value of your time.

Ruchi Gokhale

Ruchi Gokhale

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC social media team and a mentor too.

What I like the best about the program?
Information Technology and Management at the University of Texas, Dallas is a perfect blend of Business management and IT. There is a wide array of subjects you can choose from. This lets you study areas which you are passionate about.

My advise to you
Dream big, Work Hard and Live life to the fullest.

Xinchao Zhang

Xinchao Zhang

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador of ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The program have a diversity of students and teachers from all over the world and the courses are with a great combination of practical IT technology and management methods from the real industry.

My advise to you
Being successful in your career must be a combination of self hard working and good connection with other people. Here you get the right place to study and practice the two skills.

Nishant Rana

Nishant Rana

What role do I play on the Council?
I help with the events and am the sports coordinator for the ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The Program brings different cultures across the globe all together and give students the competency and flexibility to create and maintain a competitive edge in the IT environment. It’s a nice blend of technology and management that makes students ready for the industry.

My advise to you
Your discipline and hard work will eventually lead you to the goals and accomplishments. Always be a humble person, be honest and sincere towards your work, interact with people and keep smiling

Shriya Agarwal

Shriya Agarwal

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC social media team.

What I like the best about the program?
The ITM Masters program provides a plethora of subjects to choose from, that prepares students to tackle real world problems in the industry. The outstanding support provided by the faculty and the student organizations open a world full of opportunities!

My advise to you
Don’t limit yourself only to academics. Actively participate in extra curriculars and passionately contribute to whatever you believe in-Because practical experiences teach you much more than what a textbook can! Never stop learning and exploring! Each one of you is unique!

Virajita Gaddam

Virajita Gaddam

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC social media team.

What I like the best about the program?
I’ve chosen Information Technology and Management for the diverse, flexible subjects it provides. The courses offered, develops overall skills required in the job market.

My advise to you
Come out of your comfort zone and utilize what the school provides to its maximum.

Aditya Dhongade

Aditya Dhongade

What role do I play on the Council?
I am an ITM Program Mentor and I volunteer at various events too.

What I like the best about the program?
I enjoy the mix of technical and managerial courses the program offers, and that it provides genuine opportunities for personal growth and enrichment through extensive extra curricular activities.

My advise to you
Leverage every opportunity the program offers you – of which there will be plenty. Make bold choices, don’t be afraid to take risks, and most importantly put in hard work and do not be fazed by challenges you face along the way!

Saurav Pati

Saurav Pati

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador for ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
This program lets you keep your career options open. You can either become a data scientist, data analyst, supply chain analyst etc. The perfect mix of management along with the technical courses will definitely pave the way for a highly skilled project manager.

My advise to you
Network with as many people as possible. Learn from their experience and let them know about yours. Also, be an active face for some organizations because it matters. You would come across several extra-curricular activities happening around, take part in them and make your journey fun-filled.

Anu Rai

Anu Rai

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador of ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The ITM program bridges the gap between Technology and Management and it prepares you with latest technologies for your upcoming industrial experience.

My advise to you
Explore, Learn and Work Hard.

Bhushan Sonmale

Bhushan Sonmale

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador of the ITM SLC working with the Yocket and email team.

What I like the best about the program?
If you are a fresher with no experience, there is a plethora of opportunities for you to explore the latest trends and technologies along with the way business operates. If you are an individual with industry experience, you have specialization tracks to study, get certified and be masters in your domain. This is the best part of the ITM program at JSOM. It acts as an umbrella of endless opportunities keeping you strong and safe, on a sunny and a rainy day too!

My advise to you
It is not easy to make a choice, but once you make the right one your success does not have limits. Right choices open doors of opportunities and experiences, and every single experience counts. Make the right choice, join the umbrella!

Shreyash Churi

Shreyash Churi

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for the ITM SLC email team and also help co-ordinate sports events.

What I like the best about the program?
The ITM program equips you with copious amount of opportunities. The tracks and certifications offered by the course are unparalleled and help students to choose competent career path. The credit system furnished by this program allows students to tailor the courses offered by tracks as per one’s inclinations.

My advise to you
After selecting ITM program in UTD among other admits before coming here, I can confidently say that this has been one of the best decisions. If you are confused about which career to move forward with may it be technical or management, this is the perfect place to be in. Along with the curriculum, be involved in few extra-curricular activities and increase your network each day. Not everything is learnt sitting in a class.

Jatan Rathod

Jatan Rathod

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for the ITM SLC E-mail team.

What I like the best about the program?
Thinking of a career in Business Intelligence & Data Analytics, Enterprise Systems, IT Consulting or in Cyber-security, ITM program has got it all covered. This flexibility to take courses from any of the tracks aligning with your career interests and goals is what i like the most about the program.

My advise to you
Go out of your comfort zone and make the most out of all the opportunities that you get here at UTD. Apart from academics, just follow your passion and be part of student organizations to meet new people, learn new things and build your people skills.

Karan Bahal

Karan Bahal

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for the ITM SLC Yocket team.

What I like the best about the program?
The MS ITM program at UT Dallas has a structured, flexible and industry-oriented curriculum, which helps amalgamate the world of Business and Technology. Moreover, presence of Student organizations and Company visits to the campus provide countless learning and job opportunities.

My advise to you
A blend of Analytical ability, Networking and Sincerity towards achieving goals is what makes you a successful professional.

Bhavan Mehta

Bhavan Mehta

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador for ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The flexibility of the MS ITM program is something that makes it attractive. The program is industry-driven and Professor also helps students in many ways, Prof calls industry-people to share their experience with respective technologies in the industry. This program lets you keep your career options open. You can either become a Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Scientist, etc. It has a very well-organized structure for specialization in various areas.

My advise to you
Network with as many people as possible either in a career fair or through LinkedIn. Learn from their experience and let them know about yours. Seek a balanced blend of academics and extra-curricular activities for holistic development. Be honest and sincere towards your work and you will get rewarded with the best.

Femina Pereira

Femina Pereira

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador of ITM SLC, and I participate in planning, implementation and volunteering of the various events organized for graduate students by the SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The best thing about the program is its extremely flexible nature and being up to date with the current industry demands and standards. We have variety of options to choose from and get exposed to newer information technologies keeping with the pace of the digital transformations.

My advise to you
I believe in living in the present and making the most of the moment you are in. Because you never know when your golden opportunity is on its way. Life may get overwhelming but don’t give up, hang in there, because everything has its own time.

Lakshmi Mallika Siripurapu

Lakshmi Mallika Siripurapu

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC email team.

What I like the best about the program?
One of the most important things I like about MS ITM program at UTD is the way the course curriculum is designed. It gives the flexibility to choose various technical and management courses which make the academic structure very dynamic and tailored to the students’ career needs. The courses offered enables the students to face industry level challenges.

My advise to you
Believe in your true potential, listen to your guts and do what you love. We have an amazing bunch of people here at UTD who are always willing to help you. Network! Who says you have to achieve things all alone!

Kawaljeet Singh Chadha

Kawaljeet Singh Chadha

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador in the ITM SLC

What I like the best about the program?
ITM program curriculum, with an emphasis on data management, programming, and management, seems to be custom-made for me. Moreover, you can choose subjects of your interests from a various pool of electives which make this ITM program best among all other programs. This program has always given its students a chance not just to dream, but a chance, more importantly to believe.

My advise to you
Always open to learn new things apart from only academics. Make sure you mix-up and make connections through clubs, events and all other extracurricular activities which will ultimately help you to grow. Lastly, do things that makes you happy because life is short. Cheers.

Divya Gupta

Divya Gupta

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador in the ITM SLC

What I like the best about the program?
The MS ITM program at UTD is very flexible and allows students to select from a wide range of courses that are designed to make students complaint with the Industry standards. This program focuses on the overall development of a student.

My advise to you
No one is perfect, so “Be Confident” in who you are. Always stay humble and keep learning, keep growing.

Durgalakshmi Sundararaman

Durgalakshmi Sundararaman

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC email team.

What I like the best about the program?
MS ITM program lets you decide the career path rather than chalking it out. The diverse nature of the program with a good blend of managerial courses sums up to an enriching student life that makes you career ready.

My advise to you
Try to be better than who you were yesterday. Make memories and never waste time.

Snigdha Rao Papannagari

Snigdha Rao Papannagari

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a Student Ambassador working with the ITM SLC email team and a Program Mentor too.

What I like the best about the program?
The MS ITM program has an immensely flexible curriculum that caters to students with varying backgrounds. The support and resources provided by the program management are truly unmatched.

My advise to you
Exploration and communication along with the right kind of networking can work wonders for your career.

Shivani Mehta

Shivani Mehta

What role do I play on the Council?
I am the Student Ambassador at ITM SLC.

What I like the best about the program?
The ITM program is a good mix of technical and management courses along with different tracks for specialization offering lucrative course choices for students to pick from. Also, the course suits both students with prior work experience and students with no prior experience due to the flexibility and choices it offers.

My advise to you
Get out of your comfort zone, because real growth begins only outside of it. Make the best use of every opportunity you get, don’t hold yourself back. Reach out to people, network with them, share experiences.

Nimisha Palkar

Nimisha Palkar

What role do I play on the Council?
I am a student ambassador for ITM SLC email team, and I also volunteer for sports events.

What I like the best about the program?
The program offers comprehensive set of courses, projects and certifications which help students develop their technical skill. It is a perfect blend of management and technical courses that prepares you for competitive business world.

My advise to you
Connect with people, make new friends, learn every day, seek new opportunities and make most out of your day.

“TThere can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time & energy to help others without expecting anything in return.” – Nelson Mandela

The M.S. ITM Student Leadership Council is an invincible force of the program, helping prospective and current students traverse the labyrinth the ITM program can appear to be. We are currently an 18-member team who is looking to expand and grow to better serve our fellow students.

  • We are instrumental in welcoming and positioning new students in the right direction at the “ITM orientation”.
  • We guide our friends in their course choices at the “Advising Pods” and help restructure their resume at the “Resume Pods” to make an impact with prospective employers.
  • We regularly organize events such as “Spring Mixer”, “Fall Mixer”, “Graduate Mixer” and “Internship Panel” to give students, faculty and alumni an opportunity to blend in a casual environment that also encourages a good conversation.
  • We regularly organize events such as “Spring Mixer”, “Fall Mixer”, “Graduate Mixer” and “Internship Panel” to give students, professors and alumni an opportunity to blend in a casual environment that also encourages a good conversation.
  • We are unequivocal about our experience in this program at the “Online Information Sessions” and “Webinars” to educate students about the benefits they can reap through the M.S. ITM program.
  • We use the aroma of rich coffee to lure students to our “Coffee chats” where we aim to get an in-depth understanding of positives and negatives our friends encounter during their time in the program. We then work on mitigating the weakness and growing our strengths.
  • We also provide input to the Program Director and Program Manager about course improvements and student suggestions.
  • Our Email team enthusiastically thanks everyone for their interest in the ITM program as we address student’s queries in an articulate fashion and in a timely manner.
  • We know the value of a #goodtweet, a like, a filter, a profile and a connection! We have a dedicated Social Media team that is working to increase the reach of the ITM program in a variety of social media platforms.
  • We are working on setting up the Mentoring team that will bring new students on board a whole lot faster so that they never have to face any rough seas!

J.R.R Tolkien wrote in his book, The Fellowship of the Rings, “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”! We are doing just that by being the voice of the ITM student body and the soul of the ITM program as we all work to mold the program to a better version of itself.