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Pictured is 2013 M.B.A. alumnus Himanshu Patel, a UAT analyst for Morgan Stanley.

Meet Himanshu Patel

Job title: User Acceptance Tester Analyst for Wealth Management Operations
Employer: Morgan Stanley
Degree Earned: M.B.A. with a concentration in International Business, Point Park University, 2013; Bachelor of Business Administration, Berkeley College, 2009
Hometown: Ahmedabad, India
Now living in: Salt Lake City, Utah
Hobbies/interests: Reading, music and sports

Why did you choose Point Park for graduate school?

A friend recommended I study at Point Park. Through my initial research about graduate programs, I found out that Point Park offers perhaps the widest and the most flexible educational opportunities, which are very hard to find anywhere else. Located in the heart of Pittsburgh, Point Park provides a lively college experience. I spent three years in Pittsburgh and I can say the city has it all - history, great food, diverse cultures and it's a sports lover's dream. Pittsburgh is a great college town with vibrant neighborhoods to explore and exciting nightlife destinations around the campus.

How did your M.B.A. degree help you land your position at Morgan Stanley?

Having a degree from Point Park and the skill sets I gained learning from outstanding faculty tremendously helped me in landing a job at Morgan Stanley. Studying for an M.B.A. in international business transformed my skill sets and gave me knowledge about a broad range of industries and organizations. Morgan Stanley is a well-known, multi-financial services corporation that likes to add diverse, creative individuals to its workforce. Having an M.B.A. in international business perfectly fit their job description.

Also, Point Park offers a great career development center for its students and alumni. Networking with alumni has enabled me to build professional relationships and create strong social networks.

What did you like best about Point Park?

Studying at Point Park is one of my most memorable experiences. Naturally, like many foreign students, I had to deal with culture shock. However, learning at Point Park is not just about getting your degree, it also taught me how to move beyond that culture shock. It was my privilege to meet people from all around the world. I now can say I have friends from Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwe and more.

What are your career goals and community service aspirations?

Currently my goal is to excel my career at Morgan Stanley and enhance my business and technical skills. My long-term goal is to become a successful business person so that I can get involved in charity projects like "The Water Project," which helps people in underprivileged societies get basic amenities required for survival.


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