Bhavana Surendra Singh, who will graduate with an MS in management and systems (STEM) from the NYUSPS Division of Programs in Business, will serve as the graduate student convocation speaker. Singh began her career as a business/technical consultant and developer at MNU Pharmaco in Mumbai, India. During her tenure there, she increased the client base by 30% through systems development and data analysis; developed a homegrown ERP system, which improved efficiency by 75%; and enabled interoperability between the CRM system and the new ERP system, improving the quality of quantifiable data collection by 50%. When her supervisors suggested she move to the business side of the operation, Singh decided to go back to school to pursue a master’s degree that would allow her to excel in the technical work she preferred.
The diversity of the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) student body attracted her. “It’s one thing to read about different cultures, but to have the chance to actually interact with people from around the globe and to learn from them is an incredible opportunity,” she asserts.
Singh thrived as a student in the MS in management and systems program, increasing her marketability by expanding her skills and completing hands-on projects in technology risk management, database design, database warehousing and mining, and technology strategy management. For her capstone project, she developed the prototype for a complete mobile device risk-management plan for the NYU global academic centers.
Singh also has contributed greatly to the NYUSPS community. As the Management and Systems Student Association’s president and graduate student representative, she worked with students, faculty members, and administrators to acquire STEM designation for the MS in management and systems.
Securing this has opened new windows of opportunity for program graduates, enabling them to apply for positions that require STEM credentials. In addition, she and her team increased participation in Student Association events tenfold.
During her time at the School, Singh also served as a graduate assistant in the International Student Support Center (ISSC), the events chair for the NYUSPS Graduate Student Council, a core member of the Diversity Committee, and the events chair for the International Club. In recognition of her efforts in promoting cultural diversity and engagement through the International Club’s Global Village event, she was honored as a recipient of the NYU President’s Service Award.
Singh, who holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering in information technology from the University of Mumbai in India, plans to put the knowledge she has gained at NYUSPS to work as a business or technical analyst, while developing a start-up with the colleagues and professional contacts she has made over the course of her studies.
In addition to the NYUSPS Convocation ceremonies, the NYU 185th Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 17, at Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY, from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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