Vidya Shanmugam

Senior Consultant
Fuqua School of Business graduate

Duke Fuqua MBA graduate (2010). While at business school and post-graduation from Duke, Vidya gained significant MBA application experience, helping a number of people through their applications and essays. With her business experience and technology background, she has also advised numerous people in career direction, mock interviews and recruiting strategies.

Vidya has a Bachelors in computer science engineering from Visweswaraiah Technology University, India, and an MBA from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business, with a focus on strategy and marketing. At Duke, she was a career fellow and actively participated in technology, marketing and consulting clubs in various positions.

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Vidya has 5 years of product management and business strategy experience at Microsoft post MBA and 5 years of software development experience at Motorola and HP prior to business school. She interned at Johnson & Johnson and eBay during her MBA. She currently works as Senior Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft.

Outside of work, Vidya is very passionate about yoga, music and art. She is also passionate about travel, exploring new places, cultures and languages.

“I loved working with Vidya, her input and patience was exemplary and I enjoyed working with her. I feel she made a massive difference in my application and would highly recommend her to anyone else who may work with your services.”