Meet the Indian School of Business’ MBA Class of 2017

Santosh Baradwaj 

Indian School Of Business

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Adrenalin Junkie with a sense of responsibility wanting to give back to the society.

Hometown: Chennai

Fun Fact about Yourself: Long distance cyclist – Cycled 2400 Kms from Bangalore to Delhi for fundraising expedition for charity.

Undergraduate School and Major: Anna University

Employers and Job Titles since Graduation:

Otis Elevator Company- Sales Manager

Honeywell International- Strategic Account Manager

Rain Brid Corporation- Area Business Manager

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: While at Honeywell, I won the Honeywell President’s Club award given to the top 1% of the work force and had a chance meet and interact one on one with the CEO of Honeywell Mr. Dave Cote, while he was the advisor to the President of USA.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Essays form the most important part of your application process and this is a chance to put your story in front of the adcom board. Spend time putting your thoughts on paper and getting your own identity and personality out in the essays. Remember that nobody else knows you as well as you do. Hence, look inwards to see the principles in life that motivates you to be successful and make sure you portray that in your essays.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? The MBA, for me, was to take a step back from the corporate set up and refine and formalize the skills I had acquired on the field. With 10 years of experience in sales, one tends to get straight jacketed into functions and I wanted to break those shackles and get a foot in the door in any industry, or , function and I feel that MBA from ISB helped me achieve that.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? Post ISB, I wanted to work for legendary brands that inspire and motivate individuals and hold a mind place in their everyday lives. Coca Cola was one such company and I would feel privileged to be a part of an organization that focuses so much on consumer and community.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? ISB as an institution provides a lot of opportunities for students to take up leadership roles to serve the student body. I was elected as the director of Operations and Sustainability Council and my motivation to stand for this role was to make the school a better place compared to when we stepped in. I would like my peers to think of me as a leader who gave his all to preserve the legacy of the school and improved its standing to provide quality experience to all its users.

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