Tell us about your Berkeley IEOR experience. What were some of the best memories you had here?
All experiences at Berkeley IEOR have been nothing short of amazing. With IEOR, I not only managed to find a diverse peer group to optimize real world problems, but also found faculty members who acted as mentors at every step of the journey.
Why did you choose Berkeley IEOR?
I wanted to steer my education where I could combine business analytics and data driven decision making. Berkeley IEOR with its concentration in Decision Making in Industrial and Business Systems felt like the best avenue to combine both.
What was your favorite IEOR class and why?
Simulations in Enterprise Systems (IEOR 174) and Production Systems Analysis (IEOR 150) have been my favorite IEOR classes at Berkeley. IEOR 174 educated me about the importance of decision making in service businesses and IEOR 150 made me realise that the world functions on a healthy supply chain. Additionally, both Prof. Zheng and Prof. Yano went out of their way to mentor on personal projects and career plans.
What are your post-graduation plans? How do you see your skills from IEOR being used in the future?
I’ll be joining IQVIA as an Associate Consultant. The skill of modularity would help me a lot. I would gain advantage from breaking down a bigger problem into smaller problems and solving each one of them individually to arrive at a bigger solution.
What advice do you have for younger IEOR students?
All IEOR courses explain concepts which occur around us all the time. Walk into any retail store or a food chain, and you’ll see tangible aspects from product layout to staff allocation and intangible aspects like supply chain and crucial decision making. All of this is taught in the IEOR program. My advice would be to connect the dots between in-classroom teachings and real world experiences to realize the true beauty of this subject.