Bhargav Kode

Bhargav Kode
Class Year: 
2008
Job Title / Company: 
Lead Product Manager, Sprout Social

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) - Anna University (India)

Why did you choose your program and area of study?

I was looking for a well-rounded program that allowed me to hone my technical and analytical skills in a business environment, and no other program offered the kind of options and flexibility of coursework than Duke's Engineering Management program. Mix that with strong level of educational quality and recognition that Duke provides and it was a simple decision to make!

Briefly describe your Duke Experience.

My time at Duke was the most holistic learning experience I've ever had. It wasn't just about learning from coursework, it was about learning how to work with others, learning how to think differently, learning how to be confident in a challenging environment and put the information in my mind to impactful action.

What impact has the degree had on your career?

I landed my first job only because a Duke Alumni was nice enough to share my resume with her neighbor. I landed my second job only because my course-mate from one of my graduate classes was hiring and gave me an opportunity to switch careers and make an impact on her team. Without a doubt, I wouldn't be where I am today without my graduate degree from Duke. Since then, my goal has been to pay that opportunity forward to current students and alumni.