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Akshat Chopra

(2021, BIT and FIN Major)

Why did you pick your major and what’s your dream job?

  • It combined aspects of business with aspects of technology, which is exactly what I was looking for! We get to learn about multiple technologies that make us attractive to full time employers. My dream job is Technology Consulting with KPMG.

What advice do you have for Pamplin students?

  • Take some time to figure out what you truly want to do! It's okay to switch your major (even multiple times)! With online courses, there is a lot more flexibility, but make sure to keep time management in your mind and plan your work accordingly.

Where have you interned, what did you do, and how was your experience?

  • I interned at KPMG this summer as a Technology Assurance intern! My internship experience was definitely different due to the coronavirus, but I was still able to get an insight on the daily life of KPMG professionals in multiple careers and network with other KPMG interns!

If you’ve studied abroad, where did you go and how was your experience?

  • I did the Spain Winter Study Abroad program (Spain: Business, Culture, and Leadership in Spain). It was an amazing experience! I got to see European culture and how it differs from American culture. I also got to see some of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. I'd highly recommend it to anyone!

What is your favorite part about being a peer advisor?

  • Being able to help people and demonstrate Ut Prosim inside of Pamplin!