Sophomore Ravi Dayabhai communicates advantages of Scheller College of Business to prospective students.
Dayabhai is a young man of many interests. An accomplished bassoon
player, he nearly pursued musical performance studies at another
university before deciding that a management education at Georgia Tech
would be a more practical path. Now Dayabhai's on a pre-med track as
well, preparing himself for a leadership role in the business of health
Still able to express himself musically as a member of the
student symphony, he knows he made the right choice in coming to Tech.
"Georgia Tech has definitely proven to me that this is the
right place to be," says Dayabhai, who holds a R. Joe Taylor
President's Scholarship. "I now reach out to share this message with
prospective students in order to give back to the school."
Spreading the Word about Tech
A sophomore, he is volunteering this year in the Scheller College of Business's new Correspondence Campaign, in which current students
open dialogues with top-performing high schoolers about the many
benefits of the business school.
"The Scheller College of Business has so much to offer, especially
with its central location in Atlanta," says Dayabhai, who was born in
South Africa and raised after age four in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Outside of class, Dayabhai has filled his time with numerous
activities both on- and off-campus. An avid sportsman, he is a member
of the team that recently won Tech's intramural soccer championship.
He's also pursued his interest in medicine as a volunteer at Grady
Hospital, shadowing doctors and helping out in the emergency department
and intensive care unit.
Pursuing Career in Health Care Leadership
His current plan is to go into health care consulting for a
few years, and then enroll in a joint MD/MBA program at an elite
university in preparation for an eventual career in hospital
Dayabhai became interested in consulting during his freshman
year, when his team won a consulting case challenge sponsored by
Deloitte & Touche for their plan to find new marketing channels for
a hypothetical firm.
"I like the fact that consulting is sort of like a puzzle," he
explains. "There's no definite solution. Consulting requires a lot of
analytical thinking, but also a degree of creativity. I really enjoy
the intuitive approach."