Spectra Meets: Amrita Dasgupta

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NAME: Amrita Dasgupta

EDUCATION: Masters in Biochemistry at University of Oxford

JOB TITLE: Management Consultant at Deloitte

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Class of Spectra 2016: Tash Miah

What does graduation mean to you?

Achieving my lifelong dream of studying at Oxford, and overcoming all the hurdles that doing a degree here entails.

What is the trajectory you see for yourself?

Onwards and upwards, hopefully!

What impact has university had on you?

It has galvanised my views and strengthened me in my convictions that I can achieve whatever I put my mind to.

Which are your most potent memories of university?

Doing all-nighters to finish essays and months of misery doing my dissertation and extended essay! But these are balanced out by the many beautiful moments I’ve had bonding with others, making new friends, and appreciating the beauty of Oxford as a city.

What gives you impetus?

Faith, friends and family are my bedrock of support and reflect the morals and values I live by on a daily basis.

 

Class of Spectra 2016: Amrita Dasgupta

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What does graduation mean to you?

Graduating signifies the beginning next chapter of my life. It is also a symbolic ending to the last four years of my life.

What is the trajectory you see for yourself?

I will be starting at Deloitte in Singapore in September and hope to pursue an MBA in a couple of years.

What impact has university had on you?

The past four years at university has helped me develop and mature as an individual. Furthermore, it has allowed me to develop life skills to deal with challenging situations whether it be working in a team to achieve a common goal or completing assignments before deadlines.

Which are your most potent memories of university?

My most potent memories range from handing in my 8000 word thesis to organising a ball with a team of fellow students. Perhaps the common theme running through all of them is the fact that I achieved something significant, in my perspective and each of those achievements has allowed me to develop valuable skills.

What gives you impetus?

I am motivated by challenging situations which require dedication and handwork.

Class of Spectra 2016: Marie-Therese Alexis Png

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What does graduation mean to you?

It is the culmination of all the hard work myself, my family and everyone who supported me.

What is the trajectory you see for yourself?

I will be starting my graduate studies in the US and then China, followed by academia or policy-making at the intersection of neuroscience and culture.

What impact has university had on you?

I have unlearnt a lot, learnt to understand power structures, overcome adversity. My network of friends have deepened my compassion and ability to critique any information handed to me.

Which are your most potent memories of university?

They are mainly centred around conversations with academics and now life-long friends.

What gives you impetus?

The knowledge that I am going to be able to support my loved ones and contribute to the reduction of ignorance and insecurity.