Anjali Gopal

BS (‘15)
Strategy Analyst, 3M

What did you do after graduating from Cal?
I worked at Apple for two and a half years in two different topics: Manufacturing Design and Operations&Strategy – and now I’ve currently been working at 3M for a year in Strategy and Business Process Optimization

What is the most challenging part of your job?
I work a lot internationally with both intercompany, suppliers and customers – this
requires a lot of travel as well as strategic communication – working with both
manufacturing and design engineers, sales and marketing and customers/suppliers cross functionally is both a challenge and a learning experience.

What was the most important thing you learned while studying at Cal?
Time Management and Communication skills – networking is essential and key in life and it’s a skill picked up in every single class.

What was your favorite IEOR class and why?
170 – Industrial Design and Human Factors! Loved the topic, the projects were
interactive and interesting, and Professor Goldberg made it fun. All the students were creative with their content and it was a change from the usual simulations and
algorithms taught in other classes.