Brandeis International Business School

Shweta Raisoni, MBA ’13: a transformational MBA experience

What were your early career goals?

As a child growing up in Jalgaon, a city about 250 miles north of Mumbai, I was a tinkerer who enjoyed pushing the limits of modern technology. I was always fascinated by how things worked. I loved playing with gadgets, video games, robotics — you name it. I was naturally drawn to engineering.

I studied electronics and telecommunications at VIT and developed a metal-detecting robot that could rotate and move to avoid collision. It’s still used by research professors at VIT’s mechanical lab. In my final year there, I led a four-person team in the creation of a prototype for a wireless patient monitoring system. The system keeps track of a subject’s medical data such as blood pressure, body temperature or the electrical activity of the heart, and routes it directly to doctors for evaluation.

Did you decide to attend business school right after graduation?

No, I wanted some real-world experience first. I worked in the healthcare industry in India and also worked in public relations and advertising. I wanted to gain as much knowledge of both sectors before I did my MBA.

Describe your time at Brandeis.

I wanted an MBA program where I could hone my technology and marketing skills, but more important, I wanted a school that would give me exposure to different cultures and an understanding of how to do business in other countries. After discovering the Brandeis IBS MBA program, I knew immediately it was a place I would love to go. And it was a transformational experience. My professors taught me so much about global business and leadership. And I learned a lot from my classmates, too.

When it was time to look for jobs, I worked closely with the business school’s career center to identify potential opportunities. Everyone there was so helpful. They worked with me on my cover letter and resume and really prepared me for job interviews.

How did Brandeis IBS prepare you for your career?

I quickly landed a yearlong internship with Mathworks Inc., a developer of mathematical computing software headquartered in greater Boston. Working there in my first year out of business school was my dream come true. It was the perfect combination: a U.S. company where I could use my skills in technology and marketing.

Since your current job is still in New England, has your relationship with Brandeis continued?

I regularly attend networking events and help students to find internships and jobs. Brandeis IBS provided an amazing experience for me and I'm more than willing to contribute and help the next generation in any way I can.

Master of Business Administration
Class of 2013

Job
Product Specialist, Google

Previous Experience
Technical Business Analyst, Amadeus IT Group; internships in robotics and in online products and services marketing, MathWorks Inc.

Undergraduate Degree
BE, electronics and telecommunication, Vishwakarma Institute of Technology

Home Country
India