Graduate Profiles

Arun Das, LSM '10

Charlotte, NC
College Major: 
Biological Basis of Behavior
Wharton Concentrations: 

What are you doing currently?

Currently, I am in medical school at Johns Hopkins.

How did LSM help prepare you for life after college?

After graduating from LSM, I worked at Goldman Sachs in a group that works with clients who have a background in science and/or medicine. Often times, I was the only member on the GS team that could converse with those clients about issues related to scientific research, physician practices, and other related topics. Being able to establish a rapport with theclients allowed me to take on tasks with increased responsibility and provided me more exciting opportunities.

Transitioning to medical school, the business foundation that I have developed will help me better understand key principles in the healthcare industry. Whether it means having a better understanding of the impact of healthcare reform, dealing with changes in the way physicians practice medicine, or gaining more flexibility in future job opportunities, I am confident that a business background will serve me well in the future.

What was your favorite aspect of the LSM program?

I think the ability to have access to individuals at the forefront of their professions whether they were our advisors, professors, or board members of the program, was absolutely critical in allowing me to reach my potential. Not only are they extremely intelligent, driven members of the community, but I was also impressed by the tremendous balance they were able to achieve in their lives from a work/life perspective. In my own career, I hope to achieve similar success while never losing sight of the issues outside of my career that make my life meaningful.

What do you think you’ll be doing 5 years from now?

Five years from now, I see myself completing my first year of residency. At this point, I have an interest in a sub-specialty within Pediatrics, but I’ve always been told that your interests can change drastically once you enter medical school!