Alum Gurm featured in Buckeye Bridge Conversation with engineering students

Posted: December 13, 2021
Mumbai-based alumnus Jaspreet Gurm (MS ’13 mechanical engineering)
Mumbai-based alumnus Jaspreet Gurm (MS ’13 mechanical engineering)

On November 12, Mumbai-based alumnus Jaspreet Gurm (MS ’13 mechanical engineering) shared his personal journey – from student to employee and now entrepreneur – during a Buckeye Bridge Conversation for honors and scholars students in the College of Engineering. The India Gateway partnered with the Office of Academic Enrichment to host the session.

Gurm explained to the engineering majors how he started his career via an internship opportunity at the Ford Motor Company that he managed to convert into his first job as a product development engineer for Ford.

He touched upon technical aspects of his work at Ford as he moved up the ladder in the organization. Gurm, who also earned an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, launched a product in the U.S. market, collaborated with global cross-functional teams, and learned about making crucial business decisions. Upon moving back to India after 6 years with Ford, Gurm initially worked at for Deloitte and Johnson & Johnson Medical India. He then pivoted into the social sector and worked for Dasra, Certus+ and now Technoserve.

Gurm’s presentation included explanations for his career transitions, acknowledging of his Ohio State education and faculty support and noting that the Buckeye family is forever.

The insightful presentation helped students learn about his experiences and perhaps create a roadmap for their own futures.

Watch Buckeye Bridge Conversation with Jaspreet Gurm


Buckeye Bridge

Buckeye Bridge is a virtual series organized by the Global Education team. Participants can explore international cultures from their own homes. Sessions include career conversations, education abroad programs, cultural explorations, international cuisine, sports, healthcare innovations and much more. Visit to register for future Buckeye Bridge events. View all the Buckeye Bridge Series sessions via the Ohio State Global YouTube playlist.

Original Post here by The Office of International Affairs.