Kal Chaudhuri

Kal Chaudhuri
Class of 2011
Program Details: 
EMBA New York
Current Work: 
Director, Channel Management and Growth, Healthcare - Aramark
Areas of Interest: 

Prior to starting, what were you expecting the program to be like? How was it different than your expectations?

I expected the program to be academically thorough. I also expected to learn from diverse experiences of my accomplished classmates. On both the above fronts, Columbia EMBA exceeded my expectations. The program was not only very thorough, the classmates were also very accomplished. The experience to work on a real life project with fellow classmates through Pangea advisors was definitely a great experience.

How has your EMBA experience translated into growth in your career?

An EMBA from Columbia Business School helped me get into the door for opportunities that I may not have been considered for earlier. It also helped me do my job better through strategic and abstract thinking learned through case studies. My opinion and direction at work is taken more seriously due to my educational background.

What advice would you give to a new student coming into the EMBA program at Columbia Business School?

I would suggest getting involved with different professional groups available on campus such as Venture Capital, Consulting, Healthcare, etc. Getting involved with these groups may not result in direct employment, but the knowledge gained will help you at work by enabling you to position yourself for better opportunities.

Also, try to get involved in off-campus projects coordinated by Columbia Business School. One of the projects I was involved with was to build a hospital in Ghana through Pangea advisors. The experience to work with fellow classmates will not only help you to broaden your perspective but will also provide you with rare experience of working at uncommon global locations.


Fall 2015 Cross-Registration Dates

  • A-term, B-term, and Full-term electives: 10:00 am on Thursday August 20th until 4:00 pm Tuesday September 8th.
  • B-Term electives: 10:00 am Wednesday October 21st until 4:00pm Wednesday October 28th.