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Student Profile: Bhavesh Joshi
Business Administration master's student in the Beedie School of Business
I come from Mechanical Engineering background (Have completed Bachelor of Engineering from University of Mumbai, India and Masters of Science from New York University, USA) with specialization in project management, building systems design and implementation. Over the past 6 years, I have successfully managed US $700 Million worth of projects as part of US $3 Billion program for Flood resilience measures needed at Hurricane Sandy battered New York Housing Authority (NYCHA.This agency is the biggest landlord in USA). Furthermore, I was the youngest project manager in this program and one of the key highlights during my time was my ability to successfully reduce program cost by way of efficient design, value engineering and not allowing contractors to get away with change orders. The savings was helpful to add new playgrounds for children (This was not part of original project scope due to lack of funds)
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I chose SFU because of its venture labs program and also because of the curriculum itself. It provides flavors of various aspects of business which is really helpful to gauge and choose career path.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR RESEARCH OR YOUR PROGRAM TO A FAMILY MEMBER?
It is a program that has cohort from diverse backgrounds and get to learn a lot from them. The course structure is designed to train you in real world situations.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I like how my cohort is truly multicultural and have folks from diverse background and countries. This really enables to get different perspective of any situation and personally have learned as much from my cohort as from courses itself.