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Meet Oxford Saïd’s MBA Class Of 2018

Sidhya Senani         

Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Impulsive. Organized. Compassionate. Rational. Music Afficionado. Passionate. Open. Fun. Reader. Sports buff. Listener. Mercurial.

Hometown: Satna, Madhya Pradesh, India

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have a rather husky voice. Most people who don’t know me take me for a male while talking to me on the phone. Don’t believe it, call me up!

Undergraduate School and Major: Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi, India

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

  1. Laxmi Devi Senani Charitable Trust – Project Manager
  2. UnLimited Tamil Nadu – Consultant
  3. The VITS School – Founder and CEO

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Setting up and running a school on the following philosophy: Every child is born with no limits. The VITS School is a space where the child discovers, life, his voice and his drivers. Our mission is for the child to make his own choices and live life powerfully and happily.

We would partner on small things like no uniform dress for children and collective decision-making with kids during morning assembly. The same would be true on bigger ones like a teaching methodology that makes each class focus on engaging the child and not having any kind of comparative analysis – we decide everything that we want to do in school by ascertaining whether it aligns with our philosophy or not. The focus was on providing an atmosphere where the child explores and develops a conscious meaningful relationship with self and the people, things, nature, and cosmos around them.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Choosing the right school for me was the most important thing. If you can find yourself resonating with the school’s mission, then it’s going to work wonderfully for you.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? Oxford Saïd’s mission – True education is about transformation – is about transforming individuals, changing the way leaders think and act and aspiring to improve the world in which we live. Education is what I want to commit myself to doing. Call it being romantic, but I believe that is my inner calling and I think about education in the above terms. I think to significantly improve the world we live in, we need people to believe it’s possible, believe that they can play a role in the journey and make it their life’s purpose.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? A social business plan worked out that can be implemented. A team of founders with defined roles in place that formulated the plan and will be part of implementation.