H@H: Ep 63 – Ghita Soulimani joins host, Adam Ward on this week’s episode of Here@Haas. Throughout her life, Ghita has held a passion for research. From attempting to learn more about the medical conditions that her father suffered when she was growing up in Morocco, to finding out everything she could about Haas during the admission process, Ghita is certainly someone who appreciates diving into the details.
During this interview, Ghita shares what she has learned on the journey. She provides advice to those wanting to pivot into healthcare from her perspective as a Strategic Partnerships Manager at Color, and offers ideas for those considering Haas, as a VP of Admissions in the EWMBA Association. Recorded at the end of Ramandan, Ghita explains why it’s her favorite time of the year.
Ghita shares how her father’s sickness drove her interest in healthcare:
“You don’t know a lot when you’re young. And my family was not the type of family that would sit me down and tell me everything. I had so many questions, but I didn’t have answers. So I took it upon myself many times to actually do my own research and look things up.”
Advice she has for MBA students hoping to pivot into healthcare:
“Healthcare is one of those industries where it’s actually a melting pot of different backgrounds. Really the number one thing you need to have is that mission driven purpose. If you care about some segment within healthcare and want to advance it, that’s half the job already done.”
Why pursuing an MBA is important for Ghita as a mother:
“I also want to set that example to my daughter, where it doesn’t matter what stage in life you are in. You can still go ahead and pursue your dreams.”
Why Ramadan is Ghita’s favorite time of the year:
“I love it because of the sense of community it reinforces. It’s just a joyful period but also a month to take time out of your day-to-day to focus on your inner peace and your community. It’s a beautiful, serene time that I look forward to every year.”