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Graduate Student Stories
Joe Paliotta, ’18

When Joe Paliotta III learned that the CEO and CFO at his employer attended LeBow for their Executive MBA degrees, he knew that he wanted to follow their lead.

Rishabh Singawne, ’18
MS in Supply Chain Management

When Rishabh Singawne felt he had hit a wall at his company, he turned to Drexel LeBow’s MS in Supply Chain program to give him the training he needed to reach new levels in his career.

Karimah Lynum, ’18

With an urge to leave her hometown of Tampa, Fla., and the goal of becoming a research pharmacist, Lynum took several calculated chances on the path to becoming a Drexel dragon.

Lee Elias, ’13
MS in Sport Management

Lee Elias turned his sport business degree into a book that became the groundwork for his time-tested team-building strategies and business endeavors.

Shruti Shah, ’18
MS in Marketing

Since moving to the United States from India, Shruti Shah has come to feel at home here due to connections she has made in LeBow's MS in Marketing program.

Isaac Haywiser, ’20
MS in Marketing

A Benedictine monk and a Catholic priest, Isaac Haywiser's current studies in LeBow’s MS in Marketing program are a first step toward a PhD.

Japkeerat Bindra, ’17
MBA and MS in Finance

Japkeerat Bindra credits his expansive network and working with his dream company to the relationships he built during his time at Drexel.

Alexander Opaluwa, ’20

With business experience in China and his native Nigeria, Alexander Opaluwa felt that an MBA from a US school would complete a global triad of knowledge.

Christopher Haines, DO, ’14
MBA (Healthcare Management)

As chief medical officer of the nation's largest pediatric rehab system, Haines used the MBA to drive innovation and incorporate business practices.

Alexandra Burt, ’18
MS in Accounting

Ali Burt’s path to the MS in Accounting program was unconventional. A graduate of Smith College, Burt found her way to her pursuit of the corner office through her work in the nonprofit sector.

Aicha Ly, ’14

After being accepted to five MBA programs, Aicha Ly says that it was Drexel’s reputation for interdisciplinary and experiential education that led her here.

Alice Park, ’15

Alice Park pursued her LeBow MBA to advance her career by combining her interests in technology and marketing.

Aashna Shah, ’17
MS in Accounting

When Aashna Shah first came to Drexel's campus from her hometown in India, she knew she had found a second home.

Christopher Stroup, ’19

Through the flexibility of the MBA and the intensity of the Lawrie Scholarship program, Chris discovered his passion and built a career and life he loves.

Leigh-Ann Wilkins, ’17
MS in Economics

For Wilkins, it was the attentive economics faculty and extensive Drexel network that helped her land a job at the Federal Reserve before completing her degree.

Arjun Arora, ’18
MS in Business Analytics

Arjun came away from his MS in Business Analytics studies with a deep understanding of how to apply machine-learning models and other analytics solutions.

Eugene Olkhov, ’19
MS, Business Analytics

Consulting projects, part of the MS in Business Analytics program, gave Eugene exposure to project management and to managing client relationships.

Kristopher Cramer, ’16
MS in Economics

Kristopher Cramer used his work ethic, commitment and an MS in Economics from Drexel to take him from the fast food kitchen to a leading analytics firm.

Maëlys Amat, ’18

Maëlys Amat always knew she wanted to attend medical school. Going to business school didn’t occur to her until she was well into her MD studies.

Joseph Dipre, ’19

Joe's experience as a Lawrie Advanced Global Leadership Fellow was the highlight of his MBA studies and set him on the path to a career in private equity.

Leonard Hayes III, ’17

Leonard Hayes III credits the critical thinking skills he gained in Drexel LeBow’s MBA program for empowering him on his steady career to JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Elizabeth Perkins, ’19
MS, Business Analytics

After studying mathematics and psychology, Elizabeth Perkins looked for graduate programs that centered on where those two fields intersect.

Ananth Bevinahally, ’20
Master's in Economics and Computer Science

Ananth Bevinahally, now a data engineer at Facebook, is the first graduate of LeBow’s Master’s in Economics and Computer Science program.

George Spencer, ’17
MBA (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)

George Spencer already had a successful career as an on-air reporter and a master’s degree from Columbia when he began the Drexel LeBow part-time MBA program.

Ryan Harrington, ’18
MS in Business Analytics

During his MS in Business Analytics studies, Ryan loved the emphasis on application through hands-on projects working directly with data.

Walker Allen, ’13

Wanting a local school with an accelerated course of study, Walker Allen enrolled in Drexel LeBow’s 12-month MBA program looking toward a career change.

Anusha Janardhana, ’18

From her undergraduate studies, to her current position, it has always seemed to Anusha Janardhana that her professional path has been leading to one place.

Soheil Kashan, ’15
MS Business Analytics and MS Finance

Soheil Kashan came to LeBow to study finance. He later enrolled in the Master's in Business Analytics, completing both degrees in a little over two years.