Naveen Anne

Naveen Anne
Class Year: 
2006
Job Title / Company: 
Manager, CIO Advisory, KPMG

Undergraduate Degree: B.E Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India

Other degrees earned since graduating? MBA, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Why did you choose your program and area of study?

I majored in Electrical Engineering and was very focused on engineering design and architecture. However, I realized that there is a huge gap in my knowledge as to how my work impacts the big picture and the business as a whole. This led me to look for a program that helped me understand and the bridge the gap between engineering and management. Duke's MEM Program perfectly fit that bill.

Briefly describe your Duke Experience.

My time at Duke broadened my thinking and allowed me to realize and unlock my potential that I didn't know I had. Being part of the Duke community is special.

What impact has the degree had on your career?

The Duke MEM degree opened many doors for me including increasing my network of fellow students and alums, and allowing me to focus my job search in specific fields. The support provided by career center was immeasurable.

Having Duke University on your resume gives an additional advantage over other candidates when competing for a position. It also helped me successfully apply to the Wharton School for Executive MBA program.

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

In short, Duke is a welcoming community that fosters creative thinking and implores its students to question the status quo and solve problems. The MEM program at Duke is one of the very few programs in the country that transcends the borders between traditional engineering and management fields.

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

You can't go wrong with Duke. It will be one of the best decisions you will make for your future.

Think of it as investing now for an annuity payout for the rest of your life.