“Tuck is especially good at making everyone—no matter what culture you’re from—feel comfortable.”
When I visited for the first time, Tuck allowed me to accompany an operations course to the Keurig Green Mountain factory even though I hadn’t applied yet. I thought, “If this is how Tuck treats people who aren’t admitted yet, how would it be if I was actually a student here?” That made me decide right then that this was the place for me.
Five students and I got together and launched Roots, a student-run initiative that supplies tea to the JOE coffee shop at Tuck. We also put on a lot of events. Launching Roots was a dream come true. It’s easy to make your mark here because the level of support you receive across the board is outstanding.
Although I’ve worked outside of India, I had never lived outside of a non-Indian-majority community for a long period of time. Tuck is especially good at making everyone—no matter what culture you’re from—feel comfortable. We have lots of events that expose people to different parts of the world. Plus, international students each get a mentor. Mine is Dean Steve Lubrano. Just knowing that you have somebody here who is looking out for you helps so much.
Take a short break before coming to Tuck to get yourself organized. That way, when you come here, you can hit the ground running. Fall A is pretty time-consuming and you’re pulled in a lot of different directions. The more prepared you can be, the better. Plus, be open to the entire experience. A lot of good things will happen that you didn’t expect, so don’t have a closed mind to new opportunities.
Recruiting through the Career Development Office was a completely different experience for me. In the U.S., recruiting is heavily focused on networking, which is not as common in a place like India. Developing those skills, understanding the nuances of those social situations, and establishing these connections has been a pretty big takeaway for me.
Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, BBA, 2011; Mumbai University, Management Communications, 2013
M.K. Jokai Agri Plantations, business development, Mumbai, India, 2013-14; M.K. Shah Exports Limited, marketing executive, Mumbai, India and St. Petersburg, Russia, 2011-13
Corporate Social Responsibility with Professor Paul Argenti
Co-chair, South Asian Business Association; Co-chair, Cricket Club; Tuck Tripod Hockey
Co-founder, Roots, a student-run tea initiative retailing at JOE; First-Year Project with ConAgra Foods consulting on its possible investment towards organic farming; Tuck Student Consulting Services with tech company WWPass; Volunteering on the Appalachian Trail
Global Insight Expedition (GIX) to Georgia and Armenia, 2015; Work experience in Russia, Germany, and Poland
General Mills, Inc., associate marketing manager intern, Minneapolis, Minn.
One-on-one discussion with Mark Addicks, CMO, General Mills; Fireside chat with Angelique Krembs T’94, VP marketing, Pepsi Cola Company; Georgian wine dinner with Irakli Rukhadze T’92, director, Hunnewell Partners (UK) LLP; Professor Emily Blanchard’s General Economics for Managers course
I cannot imagine another place where I could start an entrepreneurial venture with my peers; organize multiple events for 200+ people; meet with CEOs who treat you like a friend and colleague; learn decision-modeling; visit Georgia, Armenia, and Turkey; play ice hockey on a team; and land an internship at General Mills—all within a span of eight months!
General Mills Inc. in the Snacks Innovation Division