Student Spotlight

Anurag Sahay

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Where are you from?

My birthplace is Patna, and I’ve lived most of my life in the heart of India, New Delhi.

What advice would you give to prospective students?

Identify what you are looking to get out of the MS Finance program. There is immense value to be derived from the program and if you know what you want, you can make the most of this top-notch opportunity.

The MS Finance program offers the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge that are applicable to the industry, and it bodes well if students know where they see themselves as future professionals.

What industry do you hope to start working in upon graduation?

I come with five years of work experience and an MBA in Finance prior to attending UC for my MS in Finance. I'm looking to work in the private equity industry.

Why did you choose UC, and this program?

UC truly showcases a beautiful mix of global representation, world-class facilities, and faculty members with glowing credentials. The campus is big, with a mix of new and old buildings, a wholesome culture unique to UC, and a special emphasis on safety.

As for the MS Finance program, its industry relevance, choice of subjects, and most importantly its faculty were the reasons why I chose UC.

What unique perspective do you bring to the MS Finance program at UC?

Having traveled extensively, I'm sensitive to the dynamics of cross-cultural exchange. Professionally, I have always looked to exceed myself. Both these characteristics have helped me make the most of the challenging, yet rewarding MS Finance program.

Further, as an ambassador for the MS Finance program, I intend to be a bridge for prospective students, helping them transition into this program that will leave them enriched with knowledge they can actually use in the industry. This program brings out the best in you and refines it.

What do you like most about the program?

The two-pronged agenda of this program as I see is to develop students into true-blue professionals that have unique personalities, and equip them in getting there.

The faculty are always available to guide you, in academics or career management. This personable approach is the hallmark of this program for me.