Kalee Kapoor

Where is your home country? 


Where do you live now? 


What languages do you speak?

Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati

What was the name of your course? 

Master of Management

When did you graduate? 


What was the name of your education provider?

The University of Sydney

Go with an open mindset and give it all. There are a lot of opportunities, and everyone is there to help.

Student life

Why did you choose to study in this field? 

I had desired to pursue Masters of Management as I had taken up multiple responsibilities during school, college and a start-up. I would often find myself involved in team building, marketing, strategy and finance management. It lead me to rethink my career options and I decided to pursue the Masters of Management.

Why did you decide to study in NSW? 

I decided to pursue further education in NSW for a number of reasons. NSW is a leading global education hub with some of the world’s best facilities and educators. Sydney is internationally recognised for being one of the most favourable student destinations as well as for being a powerhouse for high quality education. Sydney is also a beautiful place that provided me with a safe and rewarding study experience whichdeveloped me into a management professional with virtually unlimited potential.

Tell us about your experience studying in NSW 

Studying in NSW was amazing. It gave me the opportunity to go beyond my university and network with diverse group of people. The content taught at the university was highly valuable and guided my career choice. I was able to host alumni events at the university, coordinate a case study competition with Google/Strategy& and work for a not-for-profit Project Future. The kind of exposure I got through these studies were incredible. My most memorable experiences at university would be starting up the South Asian Business Society and delivering the keynote at the Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations conference.

What was the highlight of your experience living in NSW? 

NSW is a beautiful place to stay in and people are also very friendly and kind. I had the most amazing time interacting with people from all spheres of life. NSW is a hub for many corporations and communities and it gave me exposure to multiple experiences. I got to learn not only from my professors at the university but also from the different groups I had the chance to meet, like the government officials on the Commonwealth Day Luncheon, changemakers at the Rotary Club and peers at various workplaces. I am grateful of the living experience that NSW had to offer.

What opportunities has studying in NSW given to you? 

A multitude of opportunities have opened up for me from a career standpoint. The exposure I got at the university was invaluable and that lead me to network with various people. As a result I had a new field of career opportunities open for me in the digital technology world. My current role requires me to strategise and implement new ideas and deliver on go-to market strategy which was taught as part of the curriculum at the university. It has been highly beneficial for me to make a strong standing in my career.

Did you work or undertake projects with employers or industry groups during your studies? If yes, how did this experience benefit your career?

I had work placement as one of my course credits. I was given an opportunity to work with Cisco to study the regional readiness of smart cities in Australia, which was a fantastic way for me to learn about how IoT business is carried out and the new upcoming technology that would change the way we live. This got me engaged with the upcoming technology and how it would impact our lives, which lead me to pivot my career.

Career goals and advice

What are you doing now in your career?

Currently I am in SaaS Sales, and this has been highly rewarding as we move to a more digital and technologically advanced world. Thus, implementing new technology has been great for me and has kept me at the forefront of the digital world.

Why did you decide to follow your chosen career path?

One of the reasons I pivoted to SaaS sales was to make a difference in the world and one of the ways to make a difference is through technology as it helps to improve life and create change as well.,  Another reason for me to step into SaaS industry was the under representation of women in the industry and, given my experience with women empowerment in my non-for-profit, I was interested in developing myself within the industry. It has been a great experience so far and my career is fluid nowadays as we advance forward in the world. I’m looking forward to seeing what more it has to bring.

Can you share any career advice for current students or graduates?

Grab all the opportunities you can get! Go with an open mindset and give it all. There are a lot of opportunities, and everyone is there to help.

What is the best way to develop a social life in NSW?

Social life looks different for different people. My advice would be to think about the kind of social life you would like to build and then interact with like-minded people through events, training courses, on campus, virtually, or even over a cup of coffee. People in NSW are really friendly and kind. I remember the first casual job I got was through a networking event. So, try to decide on the social life you would like to build and approach the relevant people.

Do you remain involved with NSW? (if so, how)?

Yes, I am in touch with friends, teachers, mentors via social media platforms.