“Dr. Chatterjee has by far been one of the most influential professors, and mentors, that I’ve ever had. I first met Dr. Chatterjee by taking his BPMN class at UGA. His passion for the subject was infectious and he clearly conveyed the value of learning the skill to his students. Our 1:1 discussions together eventually evolved from BPMN concepts to thoughtful topics around career plans, the future of IT and characteristics of leaders, all of which had an impact on motivating me to thoughtfully choose my career path and set even higher goals for myself than I had previously imagined. Dr. Chatterjee is very much a visionary and his positivity and passion for topics around IT, and life in general, have been something I admire most about him. From his depth of knowledge in the IT space, to his constant desire for improvement, Dr. Chatterjee embodies all of the characteristics I hope to hold myself one day. Thank you for everything Dr. Chatterjee.” — Hannah Gillon IS Analyst II Hyper-Converged Operations Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation
Dr. Chatterjee, I hope everything is still great with your family and friends during this time. I just wanted to email about something that just happened to me. My dad is currently taking an online course to learn about AI for the law firm he works for and he was having problems with it and I walk in and see a base level BPMN diagram and was able to help him through the problem. I was a little bit surprised to see such wide use of what we have learned this semester and that I was able to actually help. I’m really enjoying your class and hopefully can take something else you teach before I graduate. If there’s any way I could make that happen PLEASE let me know. Anyway, hope everything is well. Thank you, Will Derrickson
During my time at the University of Georgia, I have had the privilege of getting to know Dr. Chatterjee in a classroom, professional, and personal setting. Dr. Chatterjee is an incredibly humble, intelligent, and personable professor. In his class, I learned the fundamentals of business process management. While many other professors would stop there, Dr. Chatterjee allowed me to apply my knowledge in a real consulting project. Bottom line, Dr. Chatterjee is a fantastic professor and mentor.
Dear Dr. Chatterjee, I wanted to reach out and thank you for the Pandemic Webinar you hosted with Mr. Holman, Mr. Killian, and Mr. Spence. Usually, I don’t expect to gain much valuable information in video assignments but this was not the case for your webinar. I found myself encouraged by the advice and wisdom that you and the other speakers gave. One part that stood out to me, in particular, was the discussion about how gaining experience, whether paid or unpaid, is considered an investment in yourself and that the pay will come later. That really resonated with me along with the part about taking this time and opportunity to diversify your interests and skills. I initially had an internship for the summer that was cancelled. Thankfully, I was able to get another offer but that search period left me feeling discouraged and anxious. I feel that if I were able to watch your webinar during that time, it would have been incredibly reassuring to me and I hope my fellow peers who are going through that situation feel the same way. Again, I really appreciate how you care about us and how you took the time and effort to set up this webinar. Thank you also for your vivid passion and enthusiasm for your students and for the material you teach! I thoroughly enjoyed your class and hope to see you again in the fall semester. I hope you and your family continue to stay safe and healthy! Warmest regards, Geraldine Wong BBA Management Information Systems | University of Georgia | Honors Program
I had the pleasure of taking two different courses with Dr. Chatterjee. His teaching style is different because he likes to have conversations with students during lectures rather than just talking at them. He always made an effort to engage us as students and take the extra time to remind us that he will always serve as a helping hand. Dr. Chatterjee has been very influential in my personal career journey and provided me with great advice and conversation. I thank him for the time he took to understand my personal goals and give me advice that was realistic and applicable to my life. He is a great teacher and mentor.
Hi Doctor Chatterjee, My name is Celine Pham, and I am not sure if you remember me, but I had taken your FYOS course on Digitalization a little over 2 years ago (aside from that, you had ordered a honey cappuccino from me at Au Bon Pain my sophomore year as well). At the time, I was interested in the content covered by the course, but I did not realize how important they would be later on, in not only my college career, but also future work experience. I am currently in my third year as a marketing major, but even within this field, I have learned things in my classes that I had first heard from you. The company I am currently interning for is a talent acquisition firm for the OT/ICS Cybersecurity industry, and I actually have an interview for Siemens tomorrow morning for a summer internship. The point of this email was to reach out and say thank you for getting me started in the right direction. I’m now starting to understand the impact digitalization has on businesses and society as a whole, and the potentials it has for the future. It may not have seemed like much to a bunch of freshmen, but as I near graduation this December, it makes me grateful for professors at UGA such as yourself who are so passionate about what they teach. Thanks again,
I was honored to be Dr. Chatterjee’s student during my MBA program at University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Class was great. More importantly, I got to know Dr. Chatterjee as a devoted father, a sincere person with integrity, and a successful leader in the industry. Fast forward few years, we met again and I was so inspired by Dr. Chatterjee’s life and work ethics. He encouraged me to pursue my life passion, and provided great support in connecting me to thoughtful leaders in the industry. Dr. Chatterjee, I am forever grateful to have known you as my mentor. Thank you and all the best to you and your family!
Hi Dr. Chatterjee, I just wanted to say thank you so much again for taking time out of your busy schedule to come speak to us today. I think I speak for everyone in the room when I say that the presentation you prepared was extremely impactful. You have led such an extraordinary life and have provided us with so many invaluable tokens of wisdom. You are such an excellent mentor to me and to so many others. Thank you for all that you do.
Many graduates remark on the lack of transferable skills acquired during undergrad. While I relate to a degree, the lessons learned and thought leadership coached in Dr. Chatterjee’s class have turned into pillars which the foundation of my career has been built upon. I currently work at one of the Big Four, and the skills developed in Dr. Chatterjee’s classes are some of the few I have been able to take into practice everyday. I now work with high level executives at the largest Fortune companies on a daily basis, and the mindset to never cease searching for efficiencies has been paramount to my career. The technologies discussed are now ones I utilize day to day, and I am incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from those classes.
“I wish to express my gratitude to you for your invaluable leadership over the past two academic years (2015-2017) as Co-chair and then Chair of UGA’s Program Review and Assessment Committee (“PRAC”). I directly observed your diligent and thoughtful leadership to address major issues, facilitate discussions, and propose changes to the Academic Program Review Policy 4.12-2 that were subsequently endorsed and approved by the thirty-faculty member PRAC and University Council. I feel strongly that the revised policy is sound and will serve UGA very well in the future. Importantly, I believe you were the right leader at the right time. It is not surprising that your website states one of your areas of expertise is “change management.” UGA is fortunate to have you as a faculty member.”