This week’s Conversations with Goodman podcast guest is MBA student Shakti Pradhan who talks to host Susan LeBlanc about his experience at the Goodman School of Business as an international student.Pradhan, who holds an undergraduate degree in engineering, explains how pursuing and MBA degree was an obvious choice for him.“As an engineer, I have always been fascinated by the processes of business,” he says.While following financial markets, Pradhan thought about the skills that managers needed to make effective decisions to lead their companies and knew that he could gain the needed skills through an MBA program.And as for choosing Goodman, Pradhan says it was BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator run by the Goodman School of Business, that sold him.“It is a symbol that Brock fosters creativity and innovation in students,” he says.This year, Pradhan was part of the Goodman Graduate Business Council, the representative student body for Goodman graduate students. Through his involvement, he led his team to win the team’s social media challenge at MBA Games, a national MBA student competition that tests students’ excellence through academic, athletic and spirit challenges.Pradhan’s advice for international graduate students is to keep on learning and making connections.“Don’t just think of MBA as a degree, think of it as a learning experience because I have almost finished my first year here and I have learned a lot from my peers, from MBA Games from case studies, from classes,” he says.“You have to be open to new experiences. You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone and learn new things and get to know people because MBA is not just about books, it’s also about people.”This podcast is the latest in the Conversations with Goodman series which is produced by the Goodman Marketing, Communications and Alumni Relations team and features guests from the Goodman community.

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