Sanjith Jacob ’17
MS Management Information Systems
Describe your current position. As a technology consultant with Deloitte, I work with firms across industries to solve their business problems with technology. It’s an exciting, fast-paced job where no two projects are the same!
What extra-curricular activities were you involved with at A&M? At Texas A&M, there is a club or student organization for every interest and hobby imaginable. In case you don’t find a club that suits you, you are encouraged to start a new one. The opportunities for extra-curricular participation are limitless. I was part of the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) and a soccer club. These perfectly complemented my student life. In GPSC, we provided a platform for graduate students to excel in their chosen fields through our advocacy, mentoring, and scholarships. My stint with this organization broadened my horizons and introduced me to a lot of wonderful people from different backgrounds whom I would have otherwise never met.
What were your job responsibilities on your internship? During my internship at Acelity, I was tasked with creating an automated testing framework for their remote therapy monitoring application. My experiences from the Advanced Systems Analysis and Design class, as well as the Project Management class, were extremely helpful in this situation. I was able to own the project and work with other teams in the firm to deliver a solution that met all requirements. This would have not been possible without the experiential learning gained through class projects.
What was your favorite course at A&M? It’s difficult to choose just one course. I am sure each person asked would mention a different one. If I had to pick one, it would be Corporate Information Planning that I took in my last semester. This course was filled with interesting case studies. We were split into teams (named after consulting firms) and taught concepts required to analyze business cases. We were further required to present our recommendations professionally and graded on it. This class closely resembled a real-world consulting environment.
What was the most beneficial course you took at A&M? Before I took the course, Data Warehousing was just a buzz word that I wanted to know more about. This course gave me a foundation on data warehousing and piqued my interest to learn further. The highlight was the data warehouse we built to analyze sales data of a retail chain. Interestingly, this was the project most recruiters wanted to hear more about in my interviews.
Describe your career to this point and what led to your current position. I was a technology analyst at a major investment bank. I was intrigued by how the firm was using technology to enable its business and I wanted to learn more about it. A master’s in MIS at Texas A&M with its blend of business and technology courses seemed like the perfect choice. My degree here has set me up for success!
What advice do you have for current students? My only advice would be to make the most of your Aggie experience. It’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind and miss the bigger picture. The Aggie experience is so much more than in-class learning. Make the best of your opportunities here and stay true to your Aggie values. Success will eventually find you!