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Pooja Srivatsa

Sr. Business Systems Analyst
Amgen Inc.

Pooja earned an MS in MIS in the Fall of 2003 after completing a MA in Economics at UMSL in Fall 2001. After graduation, he worked as a business analyst on the SAP project team at AIG, New York City. In 2006, Pooja moved to California to work as a Sr. Business Systems Analyst at Amgen, one of the largest biotech companies in the world. He is now in the core Business Intelligence team, implementing SAP as a data warehouse and analytical reporting tool for the company.

We sat down with Pooja and asked him some questions.
  • Why did you decide to come to UMSL?
           The MIS program had a good reputation. Also I was able to receive a graduate assistantship.
  • Why did you pursue a career in information systems?
           I was interest in technology, especially Enterprise Resource Planning and business analysis
  • What college classes did you find most useful to your career?
           Systems Analysis with Vicki Sauter, and Managerial Information Systems
  • If you were in college today, what courses would you take?
           More programming classes
  • How did you find your first job?
           Through a job search website.
  • In what non-academic activities did you participate in college that you would recommend to others (and why)?
           International Student Association Student Board
  • How would you change your career if you had it to do all over again?
           I would not change anything.
  • What advice would you give to someone just starting in the field?
           Network, network, network! Get internship experience.

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