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Alumni Career Profiles

Dartmouth MEM graduates have a strong track record of obtaining high-paying positions in their chosen fields with potential for higher level leadership positions thereafter. Many MEM graduates have founded their own companies. These profiles illustrate the careers MEM graduates pursue.

Mani Alaei

   MEM '

14

pandd (predict and deliver)
Partner
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
The tight-knit Dartmouth alumni network was the key to my decision as other McGill grads/international friends of mine that ended up at Stanford, Columbia, etc. for similar Masters programs were left without internships/jobs months after graduation.
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
The MEM honed the hard technical skills required to do a broad set of jobs (data analysis, risk analysis, resource optimization, project management techniques, etc.) while preparing us for the higher-level conversations that ultimately helped accelerate my career growth (speaking to execs as peers re: strategy, organizational design, resource management, industry trends, etc.)
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
Class trips (Moosilauke, Class of '66 lodge, etc.) were a lot of fun and really brought the whole MEM class together… intramural sports like soccer and flag football against other members of the Dartmouth community made us more of a cohesive group while having fun.
How would you summarize your experience?
Skilled generalists
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Greg Chittim

   MEM '

03

Health Advances
Vice President, Health IT Practice Leader
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
I loved Dartmouth as an undergrad, and Thayer had been my home for much of that time -- any excuse to stay was a great one!
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
Thinking like an engineer has always been critical. However, learning how to translate that technical knowledge into the context of business has been indispensible and has served me better than any "pure engineering" skills I've learned.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
The intense teamwork and strategy of the simulations in both marketing and operations. Also, having the opportunity to travel to Paris to present our 89/90 project work to our corporate sponsor (who happened to be my now-fellow CCC member Shailesh Chandra)
How would you summarize your experience?
Eloquent technology
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Augustus Shine Moore

   MEM '

01

Aurora Insight, Inc.
Co-Founder
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
I chose the MEM because I loved being at Thayer for my AB and felt that there was much more I could learn from the professors and through the many projects I could pursue as a student. The MEM provided an opportunity to learn about how engineering gets done in the real world, work with a cohort of students who came from schools besides Dartmouth, and go a level deeper in my engineering coursework.
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
I was able to accelerate my career as an engineer because the MEM helped me to see the big picture. In the MEM I had a head start on learning how to put big projects together, work across engineering disciplines, and understand what success looked like for my management, team members, and customers.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
I look back very fondly on my cohort's Organizational Behavior course. The course was engaging and interactive. I didn't know it at the time, but I was learning foundational concepts, that I still rely on today, while enjoying working with my classmates.
How would you summarize your experience?
Accelerated career growth
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Satish Nathan

   MEM '

11

UBS
Director, Model Risk Governance
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
When it came to deciding between the MEM at Dartmouth and Duke, the factors that drove me towards the former were the smaller class size, the relative proximity to New York where I hoped to work given my interest in the financial services sector, and the choice of Tuck electives that were offered to MEM students.
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
Courses such as Technology Analysis and Technology Project Management equipped me with the skills to approach technical challenges methodically. The finance electives at Tuck were crucial to my understanding of financial instruments and financial statement analysis.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
I have fond memories from the last term at Dartmouth after receiving a full-time offer from the bank I interned with over the summer. Having taken four courses in the spring term while facing the relentless pressures of the internship search, it was finally time to relax and enjoy the lesser course load. I also had more time to soak in the area's spellbinding fall splendor and spend time outdoors.
How would you summarize your experience?
Foundational
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Stephanie (Mayer) Rudick

   MEM '

09

Google
Strategy & Operations, Immersive Computing
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
I chose the Dartmouth MEM because of the university's prestige, program's structure/academic rigor and the campus culture.
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
The Dartmouth MEM exposed me to host of business disciplines which I would have otherwise not experienced, and allowed to dramatically diversify my skill set, but also build unpon my technical background. The coursework in business (e.g. finance/accounting, strategy, operations), the hands on experience with analysis / analytics, and the team project work integrated into all of the classes not only enabled me to secure a job in my desired field, but also laid the foundation for success in my first (and subsequent) roles.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
It's difficult to pin down one memory - there were so many! But overall, I'll never forget the fun and collegial feeling of spending time with friends & peers in our Murdough study area between classes - there was also a new topic to debate, class assignments to partner on, story to share and fun to be had.
How would you summarize your experience?
Door opening
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Bala Sahitya Vadlamani

   MEM '

16

Morgan Stanley - Wealth Management Technology
Business Associate
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
After speaking with alumni and thoroughly researching the different programs, I decided to go to Dartmouth because of a. the small class size which allowed me to build strong relationships with professors and my classmates b. courses that emphasized on experiential learning c. the brand value that an Ivy League degree would add to my profile
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
The Dartmouth MEM program prepared me to thrive in my role which lies at the intersection of business and technology of the Wealth Management division at Morgan Stanley. It has equipped me with skills required to manage multiple stakeholders, communicate effectively and work collaboratively in teams of all different sizes. I use concepts from the classes I took at Tuck and Thayer in some shape or form in every project, every day at work. In addition, it gave me a global network to rely on for career and life advice. It inculcated in me an insane work ethic and instilled a firm belief that there are limitless possibilities and that only the sky is the limit.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
My top two favorite memories are: 1. On November 15th, 2015, I unexpectedly got an invitation to interview for an open spot on a Tuck Global Onsite Consulting project team. Two days later, I was on my way to New York City to work on a project for a top media company. I was thrilled to spend my first holiday season in the US, living a block away from Times Square, and getting hands on experience in defining product strategy. 2. On April 29th, 2016, after months of spending countless hours everyday, networking, applying for internships and preparing for interviews, I received a phone call when I was in an 8 AM Corporate Finance class. It was from someone at RetailMeNot to extend me an offer to intern with them over the summer. Being someone with no prior work experience, I was thrilled to bag one of the highest paying internships in my class. This experience taught me that, if we persevere long enough, no challenge or shortcoming is insurmountable.
How would you summarize your experience?
Broadened horizons
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