Sheetal Sharma

Sheffield, UK

Having completed my undergraduate degree in Management Science, I wanted to continue exploring the subject in greater detail. This urged me to apply for my master's in Operational Research at LSE. I have found OR to be challenging in both quantitative and qualitative aspects. A day can comprise of group work, enriching lectures and classes or individual work. Selecting additional modules from other fields has helped me to diversify my degree. With this multi-disciplinary structure, I never feel that I am doing the same thing every day. I have found that not only is knowledge facilitated in a classroom full of new and innovative technology, but students take this knowledge outside the classroom too! It is amazing to see how open the students at LSE are to learning. I feel encapsulated with information, not only of my chosen field, but from other teaching areas as well. What's more, LSE is very international. Living in its halls of residence I have come to learn a lot more about different cultures and traditions. Also, being in the centre of London has given me access to so many things, that I never feel like I am away from home. Being a student leader of the department of Operational Research, I am the voice of the students. This made me develop my interpersonal skills. Additionally, being involved in a number of student societies has allowed me to interact with people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. After I graduate I would like to pursue a career that utilises my quantitative and analytical background within a corporate organisational setting. Eventually, I would like to satisfy my entrepreneurial ambitions and establish my own business.


A photo of Sheetal Sharma, an LSE student
MSc Operational Research