By Rekha Jagadish, MBA’23
I’m a firm believer that growth occurs outside of our comfort zone. I had more than 10 years of progressive experience in audit, risk, and compliance before joining the Kelley MBA program. Stepping out of my comfort zone to become a student challenged me, but I was ready! I envisioned the long-term benefits to my professional life, instead of taking a short-sighted view of the challenges of life as a student again. I decided to pursue an MBA now before I hit the glass ceiling in a few years. With this, I joined Kelley, my dream school.
The past year has been a 360-degree change for me—moving countries, becoming a student again, and making a massive career shift. I have grown more as a person in this one year than I did for years in my comfort zone. This whole journey gave me a real perspective of my capabilities and helped me understand myself better. If anyone asks me if I would do anything differently, my answer is No! The Kelley MBA was the best thing that happened to me, and I am grateful for the opportunities that I may never have explored otherwise.