What Does it Take to be a Graduate Student?

Graphic of Program Sheet  Find out what it takes to be a graduate student by attending a Graduate Studies Information Session! Each semester we help you get ahead with your application by hosting an event that keeps you in the know about graduate school.  

   This month Graduate Studies representatives and several graduate students will be available to talk to you, one on one, about available programs, application processes, financial assistance, and overall admission. You’ll also find out how long it takes to get a a degree and what GPA may be required.

   Two sessions will be available: March 30th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and another will be hosted at 3 p.m.. The sessions will take place in Johnson Hall Auditorium, remember, snacks and prizes will be available during the session!

   Can’t attend a session, no problem! Our office is always open to perspective students who have questions about their future career as a graduate student. Our office is in Derryberry Hall 306 or you can call us at 931-372-3233!

Being a Tennessee Tech Graduate Student: Shree Krishna Dangal

In part three of our series “Being a Tennessee Tech Graduate Student,” Shree Krishna Dangal, a recent MBA graduate from Nepal, provides his perspective.

The dream that I nurtured during my undergraduate study has grown along with me and I always hoped to see it turn into reality someday. Therefore, in order to comprehend myshree-krishna-dangal-certificate dream of becoming a successful team leader, I intend to pursue the MBA degree, realizing that my career goals of leading teams would be best facilitated Human Resources specialization. Besides, I always wanted to learn skills which would place me in an international corporation allowing me to work and live abroad.

The realization did not come easily, but the road I have taken makes me more certain that joining a business school is the right decision, and College of Business at Tennessee Technological University (Tennessee Tech) is undoubtedly the right school for me.

Tennessee Technological University consists of people from around the globe. The feature that attracted me to College of Business the most is the college was its accredited by AACSB International. Based on the quality of programs and survey feedback from students, the college has been included in Peterson’s Publication of Best 300 Business Schools, which also increased my enthusiasm to apply here. Its dynamic curriculum, promising and engaged faculty, and international associations make it the ideal environment for me to develop the management and leadership skills required to lead an international company.

Above all, the positive response I received from former MBA Director Amanda Brown heightened my aspirations regarding the possibility of a Graduate Assistantship at the University. Fortunately, I was able to get an assistantship and currently I have been working at College of Graduate Studies supporting marketing efforts. Tennessee Tech has been a remarkable place to develop my interpersonal skills and prepare myself for my professional career. Initially, it was tough for me because the education system was really different from that of my home country Nepal. However, this did not bothered me at all for my growth because of continuous support of my supervisors, faculty, and people around college of business and university. I am very happy to have attended graduate school at Tennessee Tech.

Check out this video on Graduate Assistantship possibilities at Tennessee Tech, featuring me!

Wings Up!

Shree Krishna Dangal, MBA ’16

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