Welcome to the ‘Crack The MBA’ show. My name is Nupur Gupta, and I am your host. Our guest today is Suyog Karnawat who graduated with an MBA degree from Wharton in 2019. Suyog holds a BTech degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from College of Engineering Pune. Post college, Suyog worked with Credit Suisse as a Software Engineer, and as Product Manager in Pune and London. During this time, Suyog also pursued and received a CFA charter. At Wharton, Suyog was a writer with Wharton Follies and involved with the Tech and Data clubs. Suyog pursued a tech investment banking internship with William Blair in the bay area. Post-MBA, Suyog joined AWS as a Sr. Product Manager, and then transitioned to Twitch, eventually joining Google where he is leading a team of PMs owning the merchant vertical at YouTube shopping.  


00:00:00         Episode Highlights

00:00:41          Introduction

00:01:32          Fun Fact

00:02:13          Winning Habits & Influences

00:05:39         Experience Working with CTM

00:07:34         Wharton Essays

00:08:34         Wharton’s Evaluation Criteria

00:10:32          Wharton India Fellowship

00:12:01          Wharton’s Unique Identity

00:14:21          Life in Philly

00:18:23          Star Professors & Popular Courses

00:23:05         Academic Resources for Techies

00:24:22         Wharton Follies

00:28:13          Wharton Leadership Ventures

00:29:59         I-Banking Internship Recruiting

00:33:02         Tech Banking Internship Experience

00:34:00         Full-Time Job Search in Big Tech

00:38:20         Major Tech Employers

00:39:00         MBA Career Management Office

00:41:04          Product Management Interview Prep

00:45:58         Current Recruiting Environment in Tech

00:47:15          Reflection on Wharton Experience

00:48:39         Navigating Post-MBA Job Shifts

00:53:35         Day in Life as Product Lead at Google    

00:56:03         Life in Seattle

01:00:26          Student Loan Repayment

01:01:42          Is an American MBA Still Worth it?

01:05:02          Parting Advice



Thank you for watching!



Nupur Gupta is the founder of Crack The MBA (https://crackthemba.com), India's leading MBA admissions consulting firm. Every year, Crack The MBA's clients attend ivy league, M7 and other top MBA programs globally. Nupur is a graduate of the full-time MBA program at The Wharton School. She has been recognized by Economic Times among the 'Most Promising Women Leaders', by Business Insider among the 'World's Leading Admissions Consultants', along with other honors. Nupur served two terms as president and two terms on the board of the Association of International

Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC) - the primary industry association in MBA admissions.


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