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Student Profile: Varun Hariharan

Strike a balance!

Varun Hariharan, MBA '14 Leadership Fellow at Brandeis IBS

Varun Hariharan, MBA '14
Bombay, India

Undergraduate Institution: University of Mumbai

Career Interests: Finance and Investments

Internship/Past Job: Credit Analyst at The Federal Bank Limited, India and Summer Intern (2013) at Blue Orchard Financial S A

Personal Interests: Traveling, swimming, singing, reading business facts, learning about stories of successful individuals

Favorite Brandeis IBS Courses: Fixed Income, Marketing Management, Accelerated Investments

Extracurricular Activities: Co-President of the Adam Smith Society (Brandeis Chapter), Vice President of the Global Markets Investment Club, Member of ALPFA (Brandeis Chapter)

Favorite Places in Boston/Waltham: Harvard Square, Boylston Street, Newbury Street, The Wharf, Moody Street (Skellig on Thursday nights)!

Best Advice for 1st Years: Activities at Brandeis IBS would be 5 times human capacity so do not over commit or under commit. Strike a balance! Push yourself to do extra stuff, self development is guaranteed. Talk to different people and make the best use of the diversity Brandeis IBS provides, do not cling around a closed knit group. Lastly, work with career services right from September and start your internship search, it is serious work! By the way, enjoy the journey of your graduate program ;)