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Manoj Gururaja

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Country/Languages – India/ Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, English

Major – MBA

Why did you choose Fresno State?
The Craig School of Business’ MBA program sparked my interest in Fresno State.  

What’s the best thing about Fresno State?
Learning from the best professors at Craig School, and ISSP which is indeed my family in the USA.

What are your favorite campus activities?
Volunteering for ISSP events, meeting people, making friends, and working with people from 20-30 different countries has given me an invaluable experience.

What are your favorite local activities?
Exploring different cuisines, Italian, Mexican, Korean, Thai, etc. and watching Indian movies at the multiplex, it definitely has a different feel from back home.

What’s your favorite thing to do in Fresno, California?
Long walks by myself. Many times I take off without a destination in mind.

What are your plans after you graduate?
I want to move east. After 3 years in California, it is time to explore and experience other parts of the USA.

Advice for new students?
Be nice to everyone, do not be shy. Initiate conversations, you will be surprised by how much you can learn doing this one activity.