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Neelanjana Gupta '13

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Neelanjana Gupta '13


Neelanjana is a senior from New Delhi, India. At Brandeis, she is pursuing a double major in Economics and International and Global Studies with a possible minor in Mathematics.

During her high school years, various experiences ignited a spark in her to gather more knowledge about the subject of Economics. For that, she decided to move on with a more in-depth study of the subject. As Neelanjana was applying to undergraduate programs in Economics, all economies were facing a grave challenge. We seemed to be nearing a situation like the Great Depression of 1929. It is time to find appropriate solutions to save humanity from disaster. A fervent desire to learn how to solve such burning issues of mankind arose in her heart. With the few years of study of and exposure to the subject of Economics at high school, she was able to follow only some of the reasons that led to the economic crisis. To date, she knows there is much more to be unraveled.

Neelanjana is not quite sure where she sees herself after graduation yet, but has varied interests in finance and research. In the summer of 2010 she worked with the Corporate Finance team of LG, a South Korean MNC, at its headquarters in New Delhi. The firm is well known in the market for production of consumer durables. She studied Foreign Exchange and Working Capital Management. And more recently, this summer, Neelanjana got the opportunity to intern with Citigroup Global Markets as a Summer Research Intern with Citi Investment Research and Analysis, Mumbai, India. She has gained knowledge about consumption patterns in the developed markets of US, China, Japan, Korea and has been able to predict the same for India until 2025 at different levels of income. She believes it was perhaps the most holistic experience she could have gotten in the field of research analysis so far.

Apart from academics, Neelanjana enjoys dancing, swimming and catching up with friends. She has involved herself in various clubs of interest to her here at Brandeis.

As a UDR for Economics she wishes to serve as a resource for and representative to her peers who are, or could be, potential majors or minors in the field. Neelanjana feels grateful for getting the opportunity of improving the students’ experience.

Please feel more than free to contact Neelanjana about course selection, careers and internships, or any other questions regarding Economics at Brandeis. Remember, she is just a mail away!