Operations Management Career Exploration Forum

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Tue, 26 Feb 2019

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

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1025 Business Instructional Facility

515 E Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, United States

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The Operations Management Career Exploration Forum will provide undeclared business majors and Division of General Studies students with an interest in Operations Management the opportunity to learn more about program curriculum and career opportunities. Faculty member Gopesh Anand will provide insight into the skills and knowledge students will develop through the major curriculum, and alumni of the program will share about their experiences as a student and professional. The event will be followed by a Q&A session with a panel including faculty, alumni, and career and academic advisors.
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1025 Business Instructional Facility

515 E Gregory Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, United States


Gopesh Anand

Associate Professor of Business Administration and William N. Scheffel Faculty Scholar

Gies College of Business

Gopesh teaches classes in Operations Management and Process Improvement. He joined the University of Illinois in 2006 after obtaining a doctorate in Management Science from The Ohio State University. He also has an MBA in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. Between his studies, Gopesh spent nine years running a manufacturing and marketing business in Mumbai, India.

Gopesh’s research as a doctoral student focused on adoptions of popular quality management initiatives and use of team activities for quality improvement. He continues to study related topics, including questions of employee engagement and product innovation. As an empirical researcher, he analyzes data related to operations of manufacturing and service businesses and interacts with managers to study the problems they face. He uses insights from his research and his conversations with managers to continually enhance his teaching.

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