Talk Grad School and Fellowships with Aarti - She Can Help!

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Introducing our new PGP member, Aarti Chellakere

Hello!  I am the new Assistant Director of Admission and Post Graduate Planning (PGP).  Many of you might already know me from spamming your email inboxes with Fulbright, Medical School and what not! Originally from India, I moved to Boston in 2005 and graduated from Emerson College with an MA in Integrated Marketing Communications in 2007.  Since then I have worked at a leading search engine marketing agency in Boston and as a freelance marketing consultant.  Apart from India and the States, I lived in Singapore for a year and travelled around Asia.  As part of my new year's resolution for 2012, I decided to shift industries and move into Higher Education administration full time as helping students succeed is something I am passionate about.  So, here I am!

I am really excited about being here at Olin since it gives me the opportunity to not only work on admitting some of the brightest students to our college but also to work with them during their time here at Olin.  Higher education changed my life and I now want to help change others' lives as well.

My advice to seniors is to stay true to themselves and always follow what they are passionate about.  Be aware of the opportunities that exist and do not hesitate to contact the PGP team for ideas, advice and help.  Who knows?  You may just discover something potentially life changing that you were not previously aware of!

Speaking of life changing, many of you might already know that Steven Zhang just received the Fulbright Scholarship to China where he will be conducting research on sustainability.  I believe travelling around the world, learning new languages and discovering other cultures is something everyone should experience in their lifetime.

One final note before I sign off.  All the juniors and sophomores out there - if you are thinking ahead about grad school, there are a number of things you can do today to progress towards that goal.  You are welcome to stop by my office (MH113) to talk about internships, graduate school, employment opportunities, scholarships and fellowship or about pretty much anything under the sun! I look forward to meeting you!

Aarti Chellakere

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