Yamini Sharma ’15

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Why did Yamini Sharma choose Thunderbird?

What made you choose Thunderbird for your graduate studies?

“Thunderbird’s special focus on international management with a diversified student population attracted me to it. I believe that in this era of globalization, it is imperative to have a 'global mindset' to respond to businesses expanding across the globe. I wanted a college that could help me understand the distinct complexities of emerging markets on one hand and the dynamics of the mature markets on the other. Thunderbird had it all. I attended a preview weekend at Thunderbird and I knew that I belonged here!”

What does Thunderbird offer that other schools do not?

“Thunderbird’s vision – to grow positive impact in the world economy by providing leaders entrusted with responsibility and accountability – offers a very unique learning environment. My personal mission of balance between business and social impact aligns with Thunderbird’s mission of educating leaders who create sustainable prosperity worldwide. This is a very unique characteristic of this school. It is not just about creating leaders; it is about creating leaders with a strong sense of ethics.”

How will Thunderbird prepare you for your professional and personal future?

“I want to go back to working in the management consulting industry, focusing on change management initiatives across industries. Part of my vision is to do change transformation projects in emerging markets. Thunderbird’s focus on international management, along with its diverse student population, will equip me with the global perspective that I need. From modules abroad to TEM labs, the 'Thunderbird experience' will give me the competitive edge in the global market.”

More about Yamini…

Languages spoken - English, Hindi and basic French

Academic background - BA in History, Sri Venkateswara College – Delhi University (India) – SAP Application Associate Level Certified in Human Capital Management (HCM)

Professional background - Worked as a ‘Process Excellence & Change Enablement’ consultant for Accenture Strategy, focused on change management, workforce transition, organizational development, stakeholder management, and communication.

Personal tidbit - Writes poetry and has published a collection of poems as a book in India.