So much to eat and do… so little time!!!

Bollywood Dance Night If there’s one thing Indians love more than good food; it’s a reason to celebrate and Indian Graduate Students Organization’s Bollywood Dance Night catered to both those loves. With Diwali (a festival celebrated in India with great pomp and fervor) on the minds of several Indians who now found themselves far from […]

Who doesn’t get nervous during an interview?

I am one of those nervous types of people, so really anything makes me nervous.. but interviews.. it’s like I need a sedative. I once had an interview where I was so nervous that I completely blanked on my current company name. Way to go, Amanda! I can understand why I didn’t get the job […]

Greek Debt

With the BMBA class preparing for its second field-based experience to Athens, I recently ran across an article on, of all places, called “7 Ways My Modern Country Turned Into a Dystopia Overnight.” Written by Greek journalist Dimitra Nikolaidou, it was published a few days after our class spent a session talking about how and why Greece’s economy […]

Five Things You Owe Your Employer — And Five You Don’t

I recently came across an article on LinkedIn posted by Liz Ryan, the CEO and founder of Human Workplace, titled “Five Things You Owe Your Employer — And Five You Don’t.” The article brought up a really interesting point that I think many of us struggle with. How do we balance accomplishing tasks on our endless […]

‘Kick-Ass Women’

“This May, Governor Deval Patrick announced the Women in the Workplace Initiative to underscore the key role all working women play in business and the economic success of the commonwealth by growing the pipeline of women poised to fill high-level positions in both the public and private sectors, and examining policy steps the Commonwealth can take to […]

Leadership Lessons Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Today I want to share my experience in interviewing a couple of senior leaders. As part of the core coursework, students had to interview at least one person who was in an executive leadership role (preferably CxO, founders). I was lucky to be able to setup interviews and these interviews were both challenging and exciting. […]

Falafels and Cold Meds

As the BMBA program progresses, I’ve found time now to stop and start looking at just what there is around me here in Waltham. As a newly transplanted Bostonian, adjusting to living here definitely has been a challenge. In case you don’t know, Boston is a large city. An old city. And a crazy city. […]


If you’re a child of the 1980s, you probably remember the computer game SimCity. In it, you get to play as a combination mayor/god, running a city as you see fit in order to simulate the effects that various policies, tax structures, and urban plans have on the denizens of your world. And let’s not […]

MassChallenge 2014

One of the softer benefits of moving to Boston for a MBA program (one that I should have realized much sooner, I might add) is the number of conferences, speakers and events you have access to on just about any topic. A lot of the seminars I would just read about or follow online when […]