Meet the Indian School of Business’ MBA Class of 2017

Purva Tidke

Indian School of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I am a passionate dancer, loud thinker and a marketing enthusiast. I love to get to the root of things which is an awesome quality to have in professional life, but is a little taxing in personal life.

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Fun Fact About Yourself: I remember people by their voice and not by their names!

Undergraduate School and Major: Government Dental College Aurangabad- Majors in Dentistry

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: (From past to present)

Kalmegh Dental College and KRIMS Hospital- Assistant Dental Surgeon

GVK EMRI 108 ambulatory service- Assistant Partner

DocTree Infoservices Pvt Ltd- Senior Manager

Columbia Asia Hospitals Pvt Ltd- Assistant Manager

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I had identified one of the major reason causing high occurrence of un-availed dispatches in ambulatory service in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh’s 108 emergency service, the reduction of which meant more lives saved per day.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? I feel it is very important to have clarity in terms of where you would like to land after the program. If you are clear about that, your essays, your recommendations and your interviews will clearly reflect it. Also, be ready to spend a significant amount of time writing, reviewing and rewriting your essays.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? ISB is a globally renowned school with faculty from universities like Harvard and Wharton who teach some interesting courses. ISB has a course on team management conducted by a professor from NASA. Beat that!!

I believe ISB is one the few schools which truly values and understands the meaning of diversity. Apart from this, Healthcare is one of the focus areas at ISB. All these factors made me choose this program over others that I had applied to.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? At this point in time I would love to see myself in Brand Management/ marketing in a multinational pharmaceutical or med-device company, which ties up to my larger ambition for providing greater access to quality healthcare to everyone.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? A sincere, friendly and fun loving doctor on campus who cooks amazing food and is madly into dancing.


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