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Alumni Success Stories

RIT alumni make amazing things happen in the world. Below you will find stories of Saunders College alumni who have gone on to apply their business degrees in successful and meaningful ways. For more information on Saunders alumni who have been recognized by the RIT Alumni Association through several  major awards, please visit the following webpages:


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Saunders Graduate Alumni Spotlights

Saunders College of Business students come from around the globe to study and learn the skill necessary to apply in to real-world business solutions. Upon graduation, our alumni pursue ambitious careers and make the successful transition into the workforce. We couldn't be more proud to showcase a few of our Saunders alumni as they reflect on their RIT experience.


Emily Duke

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

"I would recommend RIT because I feel the degrees offered are worth the time and money. The goal is to prepare you for the real world."

Employer: Cuba Memorial Hospital

Home Country: United States

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Carmen Carbone

MBA in Accounting, Class of 2015

"The feeling of accomplishment has never been so great.."

Employer: PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)

Hometown: United States

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Harsh Gupta

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 1999

"My company is beating the industry trend each year and registering growth of 15 - 20% year to year. I have no words to thank RIT enough for this."

Employer: Precision Stamping

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Emily Hart

Master's in Entrepreneurship and Innovative Ventures, Class of 2015

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Seating, Inc.

Hometown: Toronto, ON, Canada

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Bokang Khoarai

Master's in Management, Class of 2015

“I loved simulations and the capstone project, as they gave me near practical experience and a chance to apply the concepts taught."

Employer: Nalane

Home Country: Lesotho

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Pallav Mazumdar

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2011

“The professors were all top notch and they brought in so many of their real life experiences in our classes that the studying part became more relatable and not just textual."

Employer: The Lacek Group

Hometown: Bhopal, India

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Ken Radzyminski

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2015

“Outside of the classroom, I was able to collaborate with students from multiple colleges and educational backgrounds to give me a more realistic approach to real world application."

Employer: Cleveland Cavaliers

Home Country: United States

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Seerat Sodhi

Master's of Business Administration (MBA), Class of 2014

"Saunders’ distinctive advantage is that the faculty and staff have strong ties with industry players. This is an asset, which students can leverage to find diverse job opportunities and internships."

Employer: Deloitte

Hometown: New Delhi, India

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Chang Su

Master's of Finance, Class of 2013

"At Saunders, you’re not 1 of 100. There is individualized attention to determine what’s beneficial for you."

Employer: Siemens

Home Country: China

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Nan Yun

Master's of Finance, Class of 2012

"The education from RIT prepared me well for the job market. Through the co-op program, I was able to gain internship experience that helped with my job search post graduation."

Employer: Merrill Lynch

Home Country: China

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Saunders Alumni Success Stories

Celebration of a Female Entrepreneur


Sangeeta Bhola is not just a business woman, she is a pioneer. Her drive to learn and succeed as an entrepreneur has carried her all over the world. Most recently, this entrepreneurial spirit has led her to the opening of "Signature Salon" her very own high end retail jewelry store in New Delhi, India.

Sangeeta has always had an eye for Business. In fact she is a fifth generation member of the Bhola family to join the retail jewelry trade. Growing up and seeing her family's success in the business world, it seemed only natural that she would follow their lead. She knew that pursuing a degree in business would benefit her greatly, so she began searching for the right university to further her knowledge, skills and global competitiveness.

As a finance major at RIT, Sangeeta was able to not only learn, but to share her experiences and insights with those around her. She was a very active student and when it came time to receive her diploma, she decided that her time at RIT was not yet finished and pursued her MBA in Marketing.

After earning her MBA in 2002, Sangeeta was having a hard time deciding what her next step should be, so she sat down to talk with Dr. Philip Tyler, professor of marketing, to discuss her concerns. Dr. Tyler asked, "Why don't you join your family business and help it grow?" This advice, as Sangeeta says, was the "right advice, right time." While at her father's company, Bholasons, Sangeeta worked hard and brought her own flare and creative spirit to the company. In just a couple of years the company was honored at "The Retail Jeweller Awards for Excellence in Jewellery Retailing" winning the Best Print campaign of the Year two years running. This honor made history; Sangeeta was the first woman to win this award, a huge testament to her hard work and perseverance.

After much success and learning at Bholasons, Sangeeta couldn't fight the bug any longer; she knew she had to open her own business, and the timing was perfect. Marbled walls, a jazz pianist, lounge area, art gallery and fashion shows all create an ideal retail store atmosphere to celebrate those who will shop there. Sangeeta explains that the idea behind "Signature Salon" is to provide the best the world has to offer, with a representation of styles from around the world. This store is truly spectacular and will no doubt open to rave reviews this month.

Being a female entrepreneur in India and the first female to win such prestigious awards in her field is something to be respected, honored and admired. RIT is proud to have an alumnae like her in our midst. Even more, she stays well connected with her professors and classmates, even making a trip across the globe to attend Brick City Homecoming in 2006! Why does she stay so close? "I feel that RIT gave me the confidence in myself, which I had never experienced before. The RIT MBA equipped me to face challenges and be successful in my overall life" she explains.

Her ingenious talent and eye for class has brought her a great level of success, and we at RIT can't wait to see what else Sangeeta has in store.


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