Dartmouth Engineering

Shashank Rao

Current Employer
Job Title
Senior Consultant, Strategy

Currently, Shashank works at EY in the Strategy practice, where he advises and supports non-traditional healthcare organizations (e.g., for a global F50 3rd party logistics company) to design their entry and growth into healthcare and life sciences, develops go-to-market approaches (e.g., for a digital health and wellness company) and push the firm's thinking on growth strategy in healthcare and life sciences. Prior to that, he worked at The Advisory Board Company (acquired by Optum, UHG), a market-leading  health care research, technology and consulting firm in Washington, D.C. As part of its Corporate Strategy and New Ventures group, he worked on new product development initiatives, launched a data analytics platform and designed the GTM for its technology business unit. He was also engaged to drive strategic partnerships. Prior to MEM, he worked at a F500 Oil & Gas co - Reliance Industries Limited for two years, where he was managing the polymer manufacturing operations for the company. Shashank has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology (Mumbai, India) and a Master of Engineering Management from Darmouth College (Hanover, NH).

Previous Work Experience
Optum (United HealthCare), Senior Analyst - Corporate Strategy and New Ventures, 2016 to 2019 Reliance Industries Limited, Project Manager - Polymer Manufacturing, 2012 - 2014
MEM Internship Company Name
Gazelle Inc.
MEM Internship Title
Strategy Intern
Why did you choose the Dartmouth MEM?
Dartmouth's MEM program is known for its tight-knit culture, academic rigor, and a well-rounded, yet flexible curriculum. Talking to MEM alums gave me additional confidence that I will have broad career opportunities, a collaborative learning experience, and a chance to explore a beautiful college town.
What was the most valuable part of your MEM internship experience?
How did the Dartmouth MEM prepare you for your career?
The MEM program provided me with the skillset required to manage and grow a business and it prepared me to be able to make an impact at Optum (The Advisory Board Company) starting from Day 1 at the job. The program, with its strong curriculum and case/experienced-based teaching, gave me the confidence to go beyond the spreadsheet and operate in a dynamic business and corporate environment.
What is your favorite Dartmouth MEM memory?
I loved the engaging projects such as Littlefield simulation with Prof. Hall and technology assessment with Prof. March.
How would you summarize your Dartmouth MEM experience?
Unlimited possibilities