Esha Shukla

Esha Shukla
Class Year: 
2014
Job Title / Company: 
Product Manager, Meetup

Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Computer Engineering, University of Mumbai (India)

Why did you choose your program and area of study?

I wanted to explore career opportunities in the business world, while still maintaining my technical knowledge and undergrad education. I came across the Master of Engineering Management program and really loved the different courses and career paths I could take. The program had four core business courses to setup a good foundation and allowed me to customize the rest of my experience on my interests.

Briefly describe your Duke Experience.

It was the best part of my entire 6+ years stay in the United States so far. It set me up for professional success and I also made some amazing, talented people that I can call life long friends!

What impact has the degree had on your career?

Through the summer internship, I discovered my passion for the field of product management. Once I realized that's what I wanted to pursue, I was able to use my electives in the remaining semesters to learn more about product management to set myself up for success in my job. Throughout my time at Duke and even beyond, the Duke MEM Alumni network is a group of very talented and helpful individuals who will provide guidance and help whenever you need it!

What advice would you give to prospective applicants - those who are just beginning to explore graduate options at Duke?

Do it!

Duke Graduate School has some exciting courses and an even better career services team that is truly there to help you succeed beyond graduation.

What advice would you give to admitted students who are considering Duke?

Depending on the graduate program you select, keep an open mind and network with Alumni to understand what you want to achieve from your graduate school experience and evaluate if the program would get you there. Duke is an amazing network to be a part of - we're everywhere, so you would be joining a great pool of candidates for years to come.