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IITAGH Provides Career Advice to University of Houston Students

On Friday, November 21, 2014, a number of IIT Alumni of Greater Houston members spent time with students from the Graduate Indian Students Organization (GISO) at the University of Houston talking about their career path and providing advice to the students. IITAGH and GISO have been working together and planned to host this event to bring a number of IITAGH members together to share their experiences.  Shamanth Shankar, a recent graduate from the Executive MBA program at Rice University talked about his career path with Schlumberger to a consulting career that he is now following.  Anand Chauhan talked about his career path into the academia field to where he is now working for a financial services firm. Everyone in the room talked about following your passion – understanding what you are truly passionate about and then following that.

News8-1The group then spent time looking at the resumes of the students and providing recommendations for how to change the resume and even how to engage with various companies.  A key recommendation was to engage with non-profit organizations where the students would get to know various people in the community.

Professor Phaneendra Kondapi, who has been heavily involved with GISO, commented, “Thank  you for making time and attending the student career mixer on Friday and giving your valuable advice and suggestions to the students who participated.”  A similar sentiment was shared by Neha Jhinge the VP, Public Relations for the Graduate Indian Students Organization. Everyone agreed to have a follow up session in Spring 2015.