Student Spotlight: Param Kandhari, Class of 2021
Hometown: New Delhi, India
Undergraduate Institution & Major:
I pursued my undergrad in Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from HansRaj College, University of Delhi.
Pre-MBA Work Experience:
Prior to business school, I was working in multiple facets in my family business, which involved manufacturing and distributing Coca-Cola in North India. Simultaneously, I was working on my start-up that was focused on digitizing solutions to mental health problems in India.
How would you describe your first year of business school?
My first year of business school has been tremendous. I am at a lack of words to explain my feelings. To sum it up, during my time at Johnson, I have developed not only real-life practical skills through courses and case competitions, but also deep relationships with my classmates, second-year students, and the faculty (including the dean).
What do you love about Johnson most?
The collaborative culture among students and the approachability of professors.
Where will you be doing your summer internship?
What drew you to this company?
Its culture, characterized by the fun and inclusive nature of its people, and their willingness to help.
What drew you towards consulting?
1. Exposure to multiple industries
2. Exposure to senior level management of different firms
3. Personal development opportunities in multiple dimensions
What are you most excited for with regards to your internship?
As I have never been in consulting before, I am most excited to understand and experience the nature of the work. In addition, I am excited to expand my network and experience the inclusive and fun culture of the firm.
Any other fun summer plans?
Due to COVID-19, I have had to alter my plans, so now I plan to explore all the nature trails in Ithaca.