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Rakhee Kashyap - On Coloring Outside the Lines, Building Honest Connections & Rolling Quick Burritos

Tell us about yourself πŸ˜„


Where are you from?

Chicago, USA


What is your role in TMC this year?

Co-President, Core

What's a fun fact about yourself?

My first job was at Chipotle Mexican Grill, which allowed me to develop the very important skill of being able to roll a (near perfect) burrito in under 10 seconds.


I've also NEVER been able to scoop a ticket for any trek on Campus Groups because I'm hopelessly logistically challenged... so putting in a special request for someone (anyone?!) to help me fix my strategy for the upcoming Japan Trek :)


Why are you interested in technology / what about technology are you most interested in?

I like technology because it's a place for people to colour outside the lines. Building something new and unfamiliar is often dismissed by people who are comfortable with the status quo. But the process of experimenting, ideating, and sometimes getting the right product-market fit excites me. Growing a product that creates real value and seeing people jump on board it's purpose is also exciting. I'm particularly interested in data, as I believe it is the backbone of every company, and getting it right is the most critical element for a company's success in the future.

LBS Experience 😎


Describe your LBS MBA experience in 3 words

Trust, Growth, Impact

You were on the TMC ExCo last year as well, is that correct? What was your favourite experience from your time on the ExCo last year?

Yes, I was part of the Product team working on our very first virtual Product@LBS conference!


I really enjoyed working with the TMC product team to execute the conference and learned a lot from the 2nd year students who led the effort. My favourite part was engaging with LBS alumni to host the conference and experience the energy and passion they had towards Product. It was inspiring, and I can’t wait to see what direction the team takes with Product@LBS this year.

What has been your most memorable experience from the LBS MBA so far?

Spontaneous moments of connection - bonding with a crew on our drive & challenging hike of Ben Nevis, a vulnerable and heartfelt conversation at Sussex after lecture with a classmate that has since become one of my closest friends, and my absolutely unforgettable experience at the Magic Mike show with a group of incredibly supportive and uplifting women :)

What are your summer 2021 plans?

I worked at AWS on the Vision 2025 project, which represented the umbrella strategy for the AWS UK & Ireland business for the next 5 years. I also consider myself very lucky to be part of the ISV sales team, where I met incredibly intelligent, ambitious, and kind people. I'm thankful for my internship, as I was able to get a taste of what working in London is like, in addition to working on a fast-paced and growing team at AWS. I really enjoyed my summer experience and the people I had the privilege to meet and get to know.

Plans Going Forward πŸš€


What are your post-MBA goals/plans (in terms of career, life/living etc.)?

I want to work somewhere I can continuously experiment, am constantly challenged, and am given the freedom to be the unapologetically authentic version of myself.


What's your motto/mindset going into the final year of your MBA?

Culture eats strategy for breakfast


What do you hope to achieve through TMC specifically this year?

I hope we can create impact for every member that is part of TMC and every student who attends TMC events, and I hope we can create belief (and show results) that any LBS student has the ability to break into, and excel at, a career in tech.


Finally, what, if any, advice do you have for incoming LBS students?

Fail fast, fail forward, and keep experimenting throughout your MBA (and beyond)

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