Sridhar  Sundaram, D.B.A. Grand Valley Admissions

Sridhar Sundaram, D.B.A.

Department:
Finance

Educational Background:
D.B.A. in Finance, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.B.A. in Finance, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale; M.Comm. in Accounting, PSG College of Arts and Science, India; B.Comm. in Accounting, PSG College of Arts and Science, India

What do you like most about teaching at Grand Valley?
We are a student-focused institution and that means we connect with students.

What is your favorite class to teach?
A capstone finance course. It's an application-oriented course. Plus, I get to work with seniors before they graduate.

What do students like best about your class?
I like to make sure that it's application-oriented. You understand the theory, but you have to know how to apply it in real life.

How do you contribute to the success of your students?
We have something called a finance internship expo every year where we bring in companies and our students can meet with them and interview with them for internship opportunities.

What advice would you give to prospective students?
Don't be afraid to take different classes. Whatever career you choose, you're going to be working that for a long time, so make sure you find something you're passionate about.

What is the most rewarding aspect about teaching at Grand Valley?
Seeing your students grow and impacting them in a positive fashion.

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