Namitha Sreentha ’19

Namitha Sreenatha

Education:
Bachelor of Engineering- Information Science
NMIT; Bangalore, India
May 2015

MS Management Information Systems
Texas A&M University
May 2019

Internship:
Brooks Brothers; New York, NY
Business Planning Intern

Professional Position:
Brooks Brothers; New York, NY
Data Scientist
June 2019 – November 2020

Centric Brands; New York, NY
Supply Chain Business Analyst
January 2021 – Present

 

Describe your career and what led you to your current position.  I have a bachelor’s degree in Information Science and Engineering. After obtaining my degree, I worked with Akamai Technologies in India as a Network Operations engineer for two years before I started my master’s degree at Mays Business School. I wanted to venture into a techno-management role because I have always loved analyzing scenarios and reaching conclusions. As a result, I wanted to intern in a role that would allow me to hone these skill sets while utilizing what I learned here at Mays. As a business planning intern, I was fortunate enough to have three months of learning which finally led me into a data-intense full-time position in the same company. I am excited to contribute what I have learned in the final semesters and venture further into data analytics.

I’ll be a business analytics specialist in the CRM team and will be assisting in data analytics driven decision making, report generation, and customer relationship management. The role requires expertise in business process design and management, an understanding of data warehousing, and data mining skills as well as requirement gathering.

What extra-curricular activities were you involved in at A&M?

I was the Vice President of Editorial Portfolio for the Indian Graduate Students Association (IGSA) for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019. I was also the director of the same portfolio for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018. As a team, we were the voice behind Indian students at TAMU.

Why did you pursue a master’s degree? 

For me, pursuing a master’s degree was to foray into the business world and apply my technical knowledge to achieve measurable results. As a technical engineer, I had always been behind the screens. I had hoped for a master’s degree to prepare me to be the face of a company and make confident decisions to benefit the business. I am glad to have reached there.

What is the biggest challenge you faced in graduate school?

One of the biggest challenges I faced was missing home. With all my family back home in India, I had to work hard on getting comfortable in a new country and settling into a new lifestyle all by myself. Otherwise, time management was something I learned as I cruised my way through two years.

What is the biggest reward for earning your MS-MIS degree? 

The biggest reward for me has been becoming a confident and independent person. I am thankful for the opportunity to have experienced graduate life as an international student at Texas A&M. The warmth of the community here in Aggieland and the freedom that comes with knowing I belong here has been a beautiful feeling to keep close to my heart.