Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Why MBA Students Should Work or Study Abroad - Kelley Direct Student Reflection

By Kash Faheem

Earlier this year, I was working as an engineer in the System Integration Laboratory at Raytheon where Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), EO/IR (Electro Optical/ Infrared) and SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radar) Sensors are engineered and developed. Because of my experience there, I was offered the opportunity to go to Japan as a Field Engineer Consultant supporting our overseas customers on UAV that Raytheon was subcontracted to. I was a technical engineering consultant in my new role and got to serve as the liaison between Raytheon, our customers and the end users of the UAV.

This opportunity came only a few months after I had already started my online MBA at the Kelley School of Business. Fortunately, I was able to accept this role because of the flexibility of the Kelley Direct program, and it has greatly enhanced my learning in the classroom and on the job.