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Student Profile

Bhushan Ekbote, Entering Class of 2012
Seagate Technology

Professional Leadership Experience

  • Sr Program Manager, Sales and Pricing Operations at Seagate Technology
  • Gold Medalist – Harvard Leadership Development program
  • Co-Chair: International – Intel International Science and Engineering Fair-2010 San Jose, CA

Student Leadership and Experience

  • UC Davis MBA Bay Area Ambassador
  • Dean’s Student Advisory Council (DSAC)
  • Peer Mentor Program

Previous Degree

M.S. Mechanical Engineering – Michigan State University
B.E. Mechanical Engineering – College of Engineering, Pune

What do you value most about your experience in the UC Davis MBA program?

“UC Davis offers unparalleled opportunity to kindle the fire amongst would be entrepreneurs. Its “Ignite” program has given me the essential toolkit to start a company. It also has taught me time management technique and prioritization of work to the fullest. Since the beginning of MBA, I’ve moved to a new job, had a baby, bought a house and still manage to survive.”

Fast Facts

  • Manage multi-million dollar, cross-functional, end to end turn-key solutions with direct impact on Seagate’s operations efficiency.
  • Aim towards becoming next Steve Jobs, but only in good way.
  • Watch movies and sing as a relaxation therapy