WSB Graduate Leaves UW–Madison Well-Prepared as a Global Leader

Sandhiya Karunagaran (BBA ’18) strives to be an inclusive, authentic leader—someone who influences others through personal engagement, based on their own core beliefs and values. She has given this a lot of thought over the past four years at the Wisconsin School of Business.

On December 16, she’ll celebrate commencement alongside roughly 1,300 University of Wisconsin–Madison undergraduates in the Kohl Center. As she completes her BBA with majors in actuarial science and risk management & insurance, she’s eager to discover how her focus on leadership as a student will affect her success in the real world.

Karunagaran will graduate with both an undergraduate degree and a certificate from the Accenture Leadership Center (ALC). Earning that additional credential required extra classroom work, 40 hours of volunteering, 20 hours of experiential learning, special workshops, and a capstone essay. It was worth it, she says.

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