Student Spotlight: Rashmi Kumari

Tell us about yourself?

I am from India, and I did my undergraduate in chemistry. After that, I started working for a Nationalized Bank in India. I worked for the bank for 8 years. Four of those years, I was an assistant manager, and for the other four years, I was a manager. I worked in all the sections including finance, forex business, deposits, and financial inclusion. I served a rural branch of the bank as manager and was in charge for two years. I worked for 8 years in the banking industry, but I didn’t have an educational degree that would help me in my career trajectory. The MBA-SBP program is what I needed. The program will take me to another level with my career goals.

What could you give a 30-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?

I can give a presentation on Indian Banking system without any preparation. I have worked in many sections in the bank and have dealt with different kinds of people in many different parts of the country (India).

What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?

I want to reach the higher level positions of the banking industries in the next few years, but my ultimate dream is to open a boarding school with all the facilities for boys in need of housing. In India, millions of children are not receiving education for many reasons. I want to make enough money so that I can open a school where those children can live and study, free of costs. I believe only education can change their lives and I want to bring about that change.

Where is the most interesting place you’ve been?

The most interesting place I have been is my boarding school. It is in Hazaribagh, situated in the northern part of India. I love that school because of it’s environment. It was full of greenery, lakes, and hills. I had loads of fun and adventure with life-long learnings in that school. We lived there with people from different families and different cultures. The school didn’t only provide an education, it also taught us how to behave with others and how to live our lives.

What is the best way to start the day?

For me, the best way to start the day is to remember God, thank him for giving us everything, and to meditate for 30 minutes. It gives me day-long positive energy.

Where would you spend all of your time if you could?

I would like to spend my days working for the people of rural India, but in the evenings I love to be at home with my family. Working for the underprivileged people is my dream, but nothing gives more happiness than spending time with family.