Student Profile: Sanveer Uppal

Name: Sanveer Uppal

Program: Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management

Hometown: New Delhi, India

Family Business: Textiles

Post-Cornell Employer: TBD

Favorite Hobbies: Traveling and Golf

What makes family business unique?

Family business is unique because it firmly follows the saying “You reap what you sow.” The success of a family business is based on the effort and hard work one puts it and involves the risk of losing everything and opportunity of gaining what one might desire. Therefore, it instills a sense of accomplishment and can see the impact of the work one does.

What are some benefits of being part of a family business?

Your colleagues are your family. It helps build a stronger relationship with your family as one faces challenges together and can count on one another’s support. You are basically trained and experienced since a young age due to years of dinner time conversations as well as closely watching the business evolve due to changes in the business landscape over a vast period of time.

What is special about Johnson and the Cornell business community?

What stands out about Johnson and the Cornell business community is its feeling of a close-knit community. I have first handedly seen colleagues go out of their way to assist one another with class assignments, recruiting, and also grocery shopping while one is in quarantine even though they have never met.

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