As a member of the University of Delaware’s Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Class of 2021, Dipti Shridhar Dighe, a master of business administration in business analytics candidate from Downingtown, Pennsylvania has not had the typical final year or commencement at UD due to the coronavirus pandemic. Shridhar Dighe, and her entire class, have shown incredible resilience, maturity and spirit while adjusting to the many unexpected changes that they have encountered.
Shridhar Dighe was nominated for this series by UD Academic Program Coordinator Andrea Hartman, who said, “Dipti worked in Lerner Career Services as a student/career counselor to Lerner undergraduate students. She has counseled about 159 Lerner undergraduate students since August 2019. Apart from being a career counselor, she was a student representative at several new student orientation meet & greet events where she introduced incoming students to different opportunities that UD and Lerner College had, to make them aware of campus resources, give them strategies for academic success, explain ways to get involved in clubs and to prepare for a better professional future. Dipti also participated in a UD ethical case competition at Baylor University, Texas in November 2019. Also, her team secured 3rd place in the Lerner Business Analytics Case Competition in Spring 2021. Dipti received straight A’s in all courses in the MBA program. She will be graduating with an MBA in business analytics with a perfect GPA of 4.0.”
In this profile, Shridhar Dighe shared her favorite UD memories, how she has changed during her time at UD and her plans following graduation.
Lerner: How do you think you have changed from your first semester at UD to now?
Shridhar Dighe: I have become more equipped to solve real industry and corporate problems using the analytical skillset that I learned along with the strategic thinking that I developed over the course of two years.
Lerner: What is your favorite place at UD?
Shridhar Dighe: UD Creamery! It’s not just the unique, delicious flavors of ice cream that you get there. It’s a very welcoming place where I could clear my head and de-stress myself over the ice cream.
Lerner: What is the most memorable course that you took at Lerner?
Shridhar Dighe: The analytics capstone was memorable because it gave me the opportunity to learn python, AWS, Azure and it also helped me to get insight into how products are built end to end.
Lerner: What was your favorite signature UD experience?
Shridhar Dighe: Professional speed networking event at Lerner.
Lerner: What does being a “Lifelong Lerner” mean to you?
Shridhar Dighe: It means to cherish all the important networks and friendships I made these two years.
Lerner: What are your plans following graduation?
Shridhar Dighe: Find a job in the analytics space.