Shreyas Katta

Designation 
President
Sector 
Operations & Consulting
Work Experience 
3 Years 8 Months
Previous Company 
Stellium Consulting, I-PAC
WHY PGP? AND WHY ISB?
I wished to extend my skillset and get myself back in a classroom to learn about management and businesses in a comprehensive manner, and that lead to my pursuit of PGP. I also wanted to hone my interpersonal and leadership skills and the PGP seemed to be a promising platform to do so
ISB has unique aspects on offer for professionals with great clarity on their professional aspirations. The PGP is designed for 51 weeks, attracts experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds and boasts of stellar faculty, an exemplary learning framework and course structure.
Although I was keen on applying to ISB for its case-based classroom learning and course structure, I believe the students, faculty and course content are unique propositions of ISB’s PGP
WHAT ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND FOCUS AREAS THIS YEAR?
As president of the Graduate Student Board, my primary responsibilities include facilitating student activities and ensuring a constructive student experience through clubs and student activities on campus. I am also responsible for representing students’ interests, liaising with the school’s administration, managing activities of the 7 student councils, and chairing flagship events of ISB    
My focus areas for this year include:
  • Diversity and inclusion: Diversity is an inherent feature in an ISB experience and my aim is to elevate its celebration. I want to work towards promoting an inclusive student experience for all, and this hopefully establishes a stronger culture at the school
  • Enhancing the student experience by building a platform for some of the best business minds and leaders in the country to contribute to the entire cohort’s learning experience
Exploring and working on aspects of PGP that could improve the program’s or school's ranking
WHAT IS IT THAT YOU WANT TO LEARN AND BECOME MORE PROFICIENT AT DURING YOUR STAY AT THE ISB?

-          I wish to learn about my leadership style and how I could approach it in order to manage greater complexity and very capable people and to gain some insight into finance and an in-depth proficiency in marketing and strategy. My biggest takeaway would be a network of friends and professionals for life.

WHAT SUGGESTIONS WOULD YOU LIKE TO GIVE TO A PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ABOUT ISB?

I would strongly suggest any prospective student to deliberate on her/his objectives and expectations of pursuing the PGP at ISB. The journey is fast-paced and substantial clarity does a world of good in how one scripts their ISB journey.

ISB is truly a world-class institution and this is reflected in the wealth of resources made available to each student. It is necessary to identify strengths one would want to build on and skills to acquire.

You will be surprised at how many inspirational people you find around you. The experience offers numerous opportunities to grow personally. I have learnt that it is necessary to embrace them and to enjoy the ride. For most, the ride is like no other they have experienced, and for all the right reasons.