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How the Executive MBA helped this grad tell his story better

For Elango Natarajan (EMBA ’18), the hardest part of the Executive MBA program was mastering the art of speaking slowly.

“It sounds like a simple thing, but it felt impossible,” he says. “It’s my nature to discuss ideas as they come to me.”

The catch is that Natarajan thinks exceptionally fast on his feet. Trained as an engineer and having spent years as a senior consultant leading complex digital projects, Natarajan excels at processing technical information and developing well thought-out solutions rapidly. It didn’t occur to him that others might not be able keep up with him.

“There was a turning point in my MBA program where I realized that if I’m taking the time to analyze things so thoroughly, I needed to take the time to help people understand what I was doing. It starts with slowing down and communicating clearly.”

In this way, the One-Year Executive MBA program at Rotman helped him tell his story better. By mastering communication techniques, as well as developing a new, structured way of thinking and building a network, he was able to land his dream job as a senior consultant in digital integration at Deloitte.

“The Executive MBA program was about elevating my game.”

 

—Elango Natarajan, EMBA ’18

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