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Om Dhumatkar

BSc International Relations and History, 2005-2008
Freelance Writer

Why did you choose to study international history?

I was always interested in international history, and was attracted to the breadth and depth of history courses offered at the LSE. But what set LSE apart was the variety of nationalities in class, which made discussing our common history sometimes contentious but largely - a treat!

Did you find the LSE to be a good place to be an international student?

LSE was the perfect place for me as an international student, not in the least because London is one of the few cities in the world where I could still hold on to my roots. And the fact that almost all my classmates were international made it easier for us to help find our feet at LSE.

What was the highlight of your studies?

The in-depth courses in Indian history and the end of the Cold War in my second and third years.

What have you done since graduating?

I am currently working as a freelance writer in Mumbai, after which I will return to London to pursue a career in management consulting.

How have you used your degree, or the skills you gained, since graduating?

The skills gained during my degree have been put to good use in understanding political and economic developments, especially the current global recession and its political fallout. At work, I have also brought important research skills. And not to forget the critical time management skills developed over three years!

N.B.: As of 2014, Om Dhumatkar works as a Senior Consultant at Deloitee Consulting, London.