Shreyas Krishnaswamy graduated from SMU in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems degree. He is currently pursuing a Master of Information Systems Management from the Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), under the SMU-CMU Fast Track Programme and hopes to pursue a career in consulting. We interviewed him to get a better understanding of his experience at SMU and future goals.

What influenced you to pursue your degree? What excites you intellectually?

A combination of factors. Growing up, I was inclined towards technology. I spent a lot of time on the computer to read up on a variety of tech topics. I also frequently tinkered with my gadgets, hacking the existing software to install custom modifications on my computer, phone and gaming consoles. Through these activities, I developed my appreciation for technology, its fluidity and its ability to solve problems across a variety of fields.

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