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This week’s Up-and-Comer is Anshu Chandra, a digital specialist at Paulsen.
Name: Anshu Chandra
Job title: Digital specialist at Paulsen
Hometown: Sioux Falls
What brought you to Sioux Falls?
My dad was transferred here after he finished his residency in Brooklyn, N.Y.
What keeps you in Sioux Falls?
Mainly, it is family that kept me in Sioux Falls. I have never been closer to my parents and sisters, and I couldn’t give that up. Another reason is that after having lived here for so many years, I have had the privilege to watch Sioux Falls evolve with each passing year. It has been exhilarating to grow up with this city.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
My favorite thing about my job is that I get to work with some of the industry’s best. They are a very driven and passionate group of people. I am truly grateful to be working alongside such a dedicated group every day.
How did you get connected to your industry?
It was in high school when I first had my first taste of marketing and advertising. I was very involved with student groups and loved joining new groups every chance I could get. My sophomore year I learned about a business club called DECA that allowed for students to work with real-life business situations and gave students the opportunities to come up with creative solutions. I was immediately hooked.
I went on to receive my Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in business marketing from the University of South Dakota and absolutely loved every single second of my major.
Describe Paulsen in three words.
Passionate. Innovative. Supportive.
What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?
I’ve always been a huge jazz fan – I’m an old soul – and have wanted to see a live-band jazz bar really take off in Sioux Falls. I also wouldn’t mind seeing a Dave & Buster’s come into town.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Looking back at my year and seeing how I’ve progressed throughout my career. My lifetime goal is to continually become more specialized in my field. Ultimately, I’d like to continue working for an organization where I can build my career.
This week’s Up-and-Comer Anshu Chandra is a digital specialist at Paulsen.