Student Profiles

Susmita Roy, LSM '19

Cleveland, OH
College Major: 
Wharton Concentrations: 
Healthcare Management

3 Favorite Aspects of LSM:

What I like about LSM is being able to take classes at both the College and in Wharton. The range in subjects is incredible and possibilities are endless so you get to shape the program the way you want. I like the opportunity to hear from great speakers and alumni who talk to us about their journey to where they are and gaining great insight from them. I liked LSMP 121 because it’s how I got to meet and know my class freshman year.

What makes the LSM community unique:

I think we’re unique because we all have different interests and goals, but this program holds us together. Going into class and seeing someone from LSM, you have a peer that you can work with and already know. It’s an intense program, but it’s more than a club or a fraternity because the opportunities we get together are the ones that shape our Penn experiences both academically and socially. 

What internships have you completed?

Freshman year, I worked with a cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic and gained clinical experience as well as studying MRIs and CAT scans. I also worked for a startup called NextGenVest INC., which looks to help high school students apply to college and financial aid as well as finding scholarships for students across the country. My sophomore year, I did research at CHOP and studied the brain and cerebellum, in particular its degeneration and what genetic aspects caused it; I also helped with marketing at Overtime, a mobile sports highlight reel, and got the opportunities to shoot videos at games and tournaments in the Philly area. This summer, I’m working on Johnson & Johnson in the Consumer Business Development department, working on Mergers & Acquisitions deals and analyzing strategic and financial decisions. 

The most valuable part has been the experiences I’ve gained. It’s really helped me realize what I like and don’t like and what I want from my career after graduation. The range in experience due to what we study has also opened a lot of doors for me in fields I probably wouldn’t have entered in a traditional manner.

What is the favorite thing you've done at Penn?

My favorite thing at Penn has to be Spring Fling. I think it’s a great way to end the year with a bit of celebration, some music and activities, and a great way to hang out with friends.

Plans after LSM:

I would like to be a part of the healthcare industry in either an investing or consulting role in order to invest in solutions to solve current healthcare issues rather than creating/being a part of one. LSM gave me a unique experience and outlook on current issues and being able to step into a leadership role surrounding a solution and giving back is what I see as a goal for myself. I would like to go back to school to get an MBA after gaining some experience and then jump back into creating solutions as well as getting involved in the sports business on the side, whether as an investor or incubator.