Arpita Gandhi is an alumna of the University of Delaware’s MBA program who now works as a senior project analyst and project manager in the privileged identity management program at Citibank in the greater Philadelphia area.
Privilege identity management, Gandhi said, consists of “the process of managing and monitoring access to privileged accounts in the organization.” Gandhi works with her team to “[help] mitigate the risks associated with privileged access misuse by implementing solutions to secure and control them.” Gandhi said that she loves both the team she works with and the work that she does for Citi.
Gandhi praised the flexibility of the Lerner College’s MBA program, and how it helped her to pursue her interests.
“I am fortunate to apply my learnings to work every single day,” she said. “Thinking strategically, performing data analysis, visualizing data, etc. are a small subset of ways I [put] my MBA learnings to work.”
Gandhi continues to network in her profession by volunteering with the Project Management Institute (PMI)’s Delaware Valley Chapter. The PMI brings project management professionals together to give back to the educational community, and Gandhi volunteers by organizing and conducting virtual PMI certification exam prep sessions.
“This brings me in touch with a diverse pool of professionals and gives me an opportunity to make new connections,” she said.
In terms of advice for current MBA students, Gandhi said that students should continue to be engaged and motivated to learn even after they’ve finished class.
“Don’t let the end of a course or the degree make the learning stop,” she said. “The more you know, the more you’ll realize how much there is to learn and understand.”