Noorbanu Masharib

Noorbanu Masharib

Project Manager

Strada Education Network

Indianapolis, IN USA

Change is a mindset. If you want to continue to make self-improvements, then you have to understand yourself.


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Noorbanu Masharib


My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was born in Uganda, but when I was six years old, my family immigrated to the U.S. and I mainly grew up in a small town in Indiana.
My father ran a chain of laundromats throughout Indianapolis and my main objective in going to college was to help support his business endeavors in any way that I could.
After graduating from high school, I attended Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in business management.
Took a job as a manager at a fast-food restaurant, but after only three months, I realized I hated the food service industry and didn’t enjoy the responsibility of managing other people.
Through the networking connections I’d made in college, I got a job at Sallie Mae as a business analyst and worked there for 10 years.
I eventually decided to transition into a more technical role in quality assurance and testing at Eli Lilly and Company and worked there for almost 10 years.
I began working at Strada Education Network as a consultant in a technical role, but decided to switch back to my business roots and am now a project manager.
I also am the co-owner of M&A Investments, a small business venture managing real estate investments and rental properties.
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Project Manager

I manage projects approved by the PM Office in order to implement solutions for business partners.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I review upcoming tasks and assignments to complete project milestones and ensure dedicated resources will complete them. I have regular team follow-ups to ensure status updates. I communicate issues to management to ensure understanding of issues and assist with resolution. I provide solution options to outstanding issues, manage timelines and work with business areas and vendors to implement solutions.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Don't be afraid to stand up for yourself. Be curious and ask questions persistently. Don't accept weak answers. This career is for someone who can drive a project to completion on time, within budget, and with quality. Apply for jobs as soon as you can! Don't wait until you graduate, make connections and get an early start. Everything is about networking!

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Find another field or type of work to do, the potential for this work is not high and it's not highly valued. "

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation Immigrant
Career Change