Opening Shots: International Students at B&E
Written by Blair Dowler | Photographed by Alex Wilson
Marketing Ph.D. Candidate
Growing up in a larger metropolitan area like Tehran, Iran, Farnoush Reshadi says she appreciates the peace and quiet of the small, beautiful city of Morgantown, West Virginia. A candidate in the Marketing Ph.D. program at B&E, Reshadi said she knew she had made the right decision to attend WVU when she started working alongside the outstanding researchers and caring faculty. Her research is focused in the area of consumer financial decision making, specifically regarding consumer healthcare spending.
Management Information Systems Senior
When you ask Kashish Tandon to describe his life, he says, “I was born in India, raised in Nigeria and right now, I am being manufactured in America.” An avid traveler, the international student has visited every state in the nation and explored numerous countries, while also maintaining a connection to his native culture by practicing yoga and cooking traditional cuisine. In December 2017, he will embark on a new journey as a B&E management information systems graduate.
Emmanuel Ewald Mushy
Management/International Business Senior
Emmanuel Ewald Mushy has a hunger for traveling, business and fashion. A native Tanzanian, Mushy has consumed experiences from many different cultures and environments, traveling to numerous countries like Hong Kong, Malaysia and Vietnam. He is expanding that global perspective as a management major with a focus in international business, while also honing his creativity with a fashion merchandising minor. Combining his passions, he has established Dapper Clothing, a clothing brand that reflects a global sense of style.
For Prakriti Guragain, a B&E MBA student, stepping foot into Morgantown, West Virginia, for the first time in summer 2017 was initially a culture shock. But, she says she quickly formed connections and friendships, making her feel more at home in the Mountain State. Guragain holds the Nepalese culture close, cooking traditional cuisine and celebrating Nepalese festivals, like Dashain, on campus. After earning her graduate degree, she hopes to launch into the banking sector, which she says is flourishing in Nepal.