Anurika Kumar

M.S. in Commerce 2023

What appealed to you about the M.S. in Commerce Program?

As someone with little to no background in business, I have found the M.S in Commerce Program to be very welcoming and supportive. While applying, I was constantly reassured of my success in the program if I were accepted. Furthermore, the sense of community is undeniable, and my experience in this program has only reaffirmed this. Compared to my undergraduate education, I feel like I have so many more touchpoints and resources to reach out to if I ever need help, and I absolutely love the feel of a small program!

What are you looking forward to or have enjoyed most so far in the M.S. in Commerce Program?

I’ve really enjoyed social programs in the M.S in Commerce Program such as our Boylan Trivia Night! I am also looking forward to our Global Immersion Experience trip, during which we will travel abroad for three weeks at the end of May.

What are your academic interests?

Strategy consulting, business analytics, technology

What clubs and organizations were you involved with during undergrad?

Camp Kesem, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network, Indian Student Association, and Madison House Volunteering via the Adopt a Grandparent Program

What are your hobbies?

I love to read, go to the gym, and play the guitar. I’ve recently begun trying to go on hikes at least once or twice a month!

What is your go-to hype song or karaoke song?

“Starships” by Nicki Minaj

Name three places on your bucket list to travel to and why.

1. Scotland: The castles and history there seem fascinating.
2. Thailand: I want to visit an elephant sanctuary.
3. Italy: The food!

What is your favorite restaurant, coffee shop, or place to visit in Charlottesville?

My favorite restaurant is Asados, and my favorite spot to get coffee is Higher Grounds in the UVA Hospital!

  • Undergraduate Degree Sociology
  • Undergraduate Institution University of Virginia
  • Hometown Aldie, Virginia
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