#WhitmanWatch: Radhika Moharir ’19

Hometown: Nagpur, India
Degree: MBA
Of note: Moharir was a long distance sea swimmer in India. She swam about four miles a day in the Arabian Sea.

Radhika Moharir’s biggest role model is her late father, who always encouraged her to dream big. He urged her to leave their small town in India and pushed her out of her comfort zone. He died a week before she interviewed for the Martin J. Whitman School of Management‘s MBA program in January 2017, but she keeps his spirit at the forefront. Having already graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer application from Nagpur University, Moharir is is now pursuing an MBA in marketing and business analytics.

Her long-term goal is to rise through the ranks in brand management—an aspiration she hopes her Whitman experiences will help her attain.

“I have never worked as hard as I do at Whitman, but I have also never felt better about myself,” Moharir says. “I get so many opportunities to improve myself every day. This is hands down the best learning experience I have ever had.”

Moharir has amassed some real-world marketing experience. She worked as a marketing and membership services manager at a convention center in her hometown and recently completed an internship at the YMCA of Northern Utah as a marketing and events intern. Coupling those experiences with Whitman’s rigorous curriculum, hands-on learning opportunities and resources have put her on course to realize her career ambitions. She says the Whitman professors have been outstanding in allowing her to problem solve and reach her fullest potential, while the Whitman Career Center has helped in her internship search.

Moharir’s Whitman experience has been enriched by the hours she has volunteered in the Whitman Consulting Club. Not to mention, she’s the president of the Whitman Graduate Student Organization and Master Toast (Toastmasters club).

She advises Whitman undergraduate students and fellow big dreamers, alike, to dive into opportunities and immerse themselves in all the opportunities available so they can best discover their own path.

“Studying in Whitman has given me a clearer picture of the marketing world,” Moharir says. “I have a much better idea of exactly what I want to do in my career.”

Alison Kessler

Alison Kessler is the alumni publications and outreach manager at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. She has amassed more than 20 years of experience in integrated marketing communications in the corporate, agency, not-for-profit, higher education and government sectors. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communication and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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