Aparajita Singh is currently one of the AVPs of Leadership Development and Mentoring for CWiB, and she will be one of the 2015-2016 CWiB Co-Presidents. Below she discusses her CBS experience and what motivated her to become involved with CWiB.
Why did you choose to come to CBS?
I was impressed by the great alumni connection and sense of community within the school. Furthermore, the location was a great draw – the opportunity to stay in New York and continue building on my existing knowledge base and network was unpassable.
What has been your favorite moment at CBS so far?
Orientation week was truly memorable. Everyone from PAs to new students showed great enthusiasm to be part of the Columbia Community.
What has been your favorite class or professor at CBS thus far and why?
I have really enjoyed the Operations and Business Analytics classes. It’s a field I had never formally studied and it’s been great to get an understanding of the topic.
Why did you decide to become involved with CWiB?
I am passionate about the topics related to women in the workplace and hence being involved in CWiB was on top of my agenda from the beginning
What does being a CBS Woman mean to you?
Creating and supporting an environment of equal opportunity and constant learning and improvement
What woman (CBS or not) inspires you?
A former client of mine who is currently, a Senior Director at ADP (and also a CBS alumna) was someone I learnt a lot from. In process of working with her I learnt a great deal about managing yourself as a woman in the workplace as well as best practices of working in time sensitive and high pressure environments.
What has been most surprising or unexpected about your CBS experience?
I have been amazed by the breadth of knowledge all around us – in terms of speakers, club events, office visits etc.
What’s something most of your CBS classmates would be surprised to know about you?
I love cross-country skiing!