College of Management Student Merges Interests in Business & Medicine

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Brad Dixon
Assistant Communications Director, College of Management

Ravi 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's College of Management 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 care.

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, a junior 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

During his sophomore year, Dayabhai started volunteering in the College of Management's Correspondence Campaign, in which current students open dialogues with top-performing high school students about the many benefits of the business school.

"The College of Management 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 plays with a championship winning intramural soccer team on campus. He serves on the Student Government Association’s Academic Affairs Committee and as president of Tech’s new Public Speaking Club. 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 a 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 administration.

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. This summer he will work at Deloitte & Touche for a second time as a Business Technology Analyst Summer Scholar.

"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."

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