Get to Know Sanjibita Mishra

Get to Know Sanjibita Mishra

Hometown: Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

City before Booth: Santa Monica, CA      

Undergraduate school and major: National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India – Biotechnology and Medical Engineering

Graduate school and degree: University of California, Berkeley – Bioengineering

Fun fact: Trained for over 10 years in Indian classical dance – Odissi

Last position before Booth: Senior Process Engineer at Kite, a Gilead company           

Summer internship: Investment Banking Summer Associate at J.P. Morgan              

Concentrations at Booth: Accounting, Finance, and Behavioral Science    

Your Chicago neighborhood and what you like about it: The Loop and the access to lakefront, parks, and museums

Lake, park, and a part of the loop – all in one shot

Student groups, you’re involved in:  Investment Banking Group, South-Asian Business Group, Coffee Club, and Yoga Club        

Current leadership/co-chair positions: Co-chair of Coffee Club and Yoga Club     

Why did you choose Booth? I choose Booth for a few reasons: Pay-it-forward culture, vast alumni network, flexible curriculum, and world-renowned school for finance

During my application process, many interactions with the Booth team shaped my perception of the school and community. Still, one that blew me away was an interaction I had at an admissions event. The event was a small group brunch with a few alumni. During the event, I had expressed reservations about Booth enabling me to achieve my immediate and long-term professional goals. Following the event, in under a week, the alumni had connected me with multiple alumni in different phases of their careers who were in my areas of interest. This engagement was powerful because I was one of the thousands of applicants and not yet affiliated with Booth. Yet I received support and guidance from the Booth community – I felt welcomed and at home!   

Favorite thing to do in Chicago: Explore different restaurants, coffee shops and museums

Exploring Chicago – Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition

Favorite Booth moment or experience and why? Recruiting for Investment Banking internship was a defining experience. The recruitment process brought to life all the things that originally drew me to Booth.

Favorite class/professor? Marketing Strategy with Bradley Shapiro

One thing you wish you had known when applying for MBA programs? The importance of engaged alumni and the extent of The University of Chicago and Booth networks 

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