Pragati Priya

Designation 
Director, AAC
Sector 
Travel and Tourism
Work Experience 
1 Year 8 Months
Previous Company 
Amadeus
WHY PGP? AND WHY ISB?
During under graduation in software engineering, I worked on a socio entrepreneurship project in a slum near my college that brought together technology and business to help marginalised women living there. That project made me realise how technology and business could be leveraged together to create a huge impact. A PGP seemed like the next best logical step. I chose ISB because it has a diverse student cohort with varied backgrounds which adds immensely to the classroom experience. You learn as much from your peers as from the amazing faculty you have here.
WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS AREAS THIS YEAR?
As the director, Academic Affairs Council, I act as the interface between the school and the students, and work on driving new academic policies that improve student life. I have two major focus areas this year – inclusivity and impact. I want to work on making the academic experience at ISB as inclusive as possible, upholding the diversity ISB is known for. Additionally, I want to make this one year at ISB as academically enriching as possible for the entire cohort. I plan to do it through P2P sessions, leveraging the extremely talented students we have here. I also plan to put a structure in place like a guidebook of the key managerial insights and learnings in this one year at ISB which students can refer to even after they graduate.
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT AT DURING YOUR STAY AT THE ISB?
One thing I want to learn during my one year at ISB is prioritizing my goals in life which will help me stay focused on the things that really matter to me and say no to the multiple other activities that are always there to distract. ISB with its exhaustive curriculum and  diverse student body gives you opportunities to take up anything you want from changing career paths to learning to make say financial models from the finance gurus in your section or even something like learning a new sport from nation level sports players in your class. In such an environment where time is a luxury, it becomes extremely important to be able to introspect and decide on what you want your unique journey to look like and what are the things you want to spend your time on.
WHAT SUGGESTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ABOUT ISB?

I would say come to ISB with an open mind. This one year gives you ample opportunities to do anything you want. It is the best time to explore, break out of your comfort zone and be the most fearless version of yourself