Satinder Bhatti MBA 23

Assistant Director of Outreach

In midst of applying to MBA schools, UC Davis stood out because of its persistence on collaboration. And then I read a lot about diversity and inclusion. Furthermore, multiculturalism that is here in California, especially in the Bay Area/Silicon Valley also impacted my decision. When I talk about multiculturalism, I don't just mean diversity in ethnicities, but also about diversity in what's being offered at the university alongside the MBA program. My interest was in Data Analytics. I didn’t want to do a dual degree in computer science and MBA, but just concentration in Data analytics and heavily infused with MBA (STEM degree). UC Davis offered the perfect package. I also heard about the IMPACT program, different immersions such as Food and Ag., CFO for Tech. All these aspects combined made my decision making coming to Davis super easy.

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Student Leadership Experience

  • Club membership: Women in Leadership, Finance and Investment, Net Impact, Data Analytics (MSBA)
  • Potential leadership position: Net Impact

Previous Degree(s) and School(s)

  • Bachelors in Business Technology Management (BBTM) from Wilfrid Laurier University, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Previous Work Experience

Business Analytics and Data Analysis:

  • Graduate Student Research ((Data Analytics and Visualization), University of California, Office of the President
  • Senior Data Analyst, Wealth Management, Royal Bank of Canada
  • Junior Planning Analyst, Personal and Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of Canada

Entrepreneurship and Finance Experience:

  • Co-founder, Kullar Transport Inc.

Public Sector and Leadership Experience:

  • Business Analyst, Canadian Ministry of Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Assistant Vice President of Internal Affairs, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), Wilfrid Laurier University

Accounting Experience:

  • Accountant Clerk, ScotiaMcLeod, Bank of Nova Scotia

Fun Facts

  • I enjoy reading books in my free time. Nicholas Sparks and Nora Roberts are my favorites.
  • After baptizing into Sikhism, I realised the significance of simple living and high thinking.  I have not worn a single piece of jewellery since 2012.
  • My go-to comfort-binge TV show is FRIENDS (seen it 10 times and counting) and my last meal on this Earth would have to be Indo-Chinese (Hakka Noodles) or South Indian (Dossa).