Sujan Gautam graduated from Maharishi University of Management in 2011 with a Master’s degree in Computer Science. Currently, he lives in Chicago, IL where he works for Edgilent – an information technologies company.
I had the pleasure of working with Sujan for a start-up eco e-commerce site; he was the most helpful Systems Administrator that I can imagine. I am delighted to have another excuse to collaborate with him; I asked Sujan to answer a few questions about his experience at Maharishi University of Management. Here’s what he had to say:
Why did you choose to study at Maharishi University of Management (MUM)?
The first and the foremost reason that I chose MUM was the course structure and education system. The block system with Consciousness-Based Education, that’s what got me interested in MUM. I am so glad that I went to MUM, because I got a lot more than what I had expected. MUM is not only about educating you, it’s about developing you into a true professional.
Where are you from and how did you hear about MUM?
I’m from Nepal. I heard about MUM from friends; two of my undergraduate classmates (friends from my Bachelors of Engineering in Computer Engineering in Nepal) did their Master’s at MUM and enjoyed it, so they referred it to me.
What’s the most memorable class you took at MUM?
“Secure Coding Practice” with Professor Ralph Bunker. Every class was amazing. I loved the way he organized the course, how he interacted with the students, and how he made the students interact with each other. His presentation, examples, labs and all other materials were all in the direction of making the students good programmers and professional human beings.
What type of extracurricular activities were you involved with at MUM?
I was the Student Representative for Compro (Computer Science) on the Global Student Council. We had a large group of international students when I was on campus, 90 in my program alone. So, I was primarily involved with helping students find solutions to challenges they encountered and organizing events/activities. Other than that, I also played games like badminton and ping-pong in the rec center.
What’s your advice to current MUM students?
I would recommend that they follow MUM’s recommended meditation schedule for at least one month; Try meditating twice a day (without missing a meditation) and just see what you experience.
*note by Anna: as part of MUM’s Consciousness-Based curriculum, all students and faculty practice Transcendental Meditation
Do you have any advice to people considering MUM for their education?
MUM is for those who want to explore their inner self and un-ravel their true inner potential. If you aren’t interested in that, MUM probably isn’t for you.
What, if anything, do you miss about MUM?
Everything is so amazing about MUM that it’s really difficult to say what I miss the most. I mainly miss the people. I think MUM is the only place in the whole USA where you would find such loving and caring people.
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|Anna Bruen is a MUM alumnus who graduated with a degree in Sustainable Living. Anna is the resident blogger here at MUM. To learn more about Anna take a look at her introduction post.|