Aditya Vastrad, MBA Finance

About me:

Hello Everyone, My name is Aditya Vastrad. I am a graduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology, doing my Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Finance. I have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India. Since, childhood, I have always found myself inquisitive in observing how things work. Science has turned out to be one of the subjects I love the most. My interest in the field of science particularly, Physics had continued to develop throughout my time at school. The way machines made our lives predictable and efficient resonated with my zeal and intrigued my innate curiosity. These qualities helped me to progress in my academics and finally had an opportunity to work at Helicopter Division of Hindustan Aeronautical Limited. It provided me the professional experience of working in a team with a collective goal on an unmanned aerial project. During my undergraduate, I did research project titled “Experimental study on dry sliding wear characteristics of sintered/forged plain carbon steel (Fe-1%C) with the addition of Titanium” which was presented at International Conference on Mechanical, Materials, and Manufacturing (ICMMM 2017) and was published.

Apart from academics, I am actively involved in social activities. As part of Juvenile Care, I used to teach at rural schools. I also worked as an intern in Red Cross at Bangalore involved in various camps and awareness programs. My undergraduate subjects still being fresh in my mind and the aspiration to take upfront roles in the industry for solving complex problems. I believe that a good connection between businesses and engineers are very important for a profitable and efficient future in the Industry. My adequate knowledge coupled with quality industrial exposure has fuelled my desire to study Masters in Business Administration in Finance.

Corinna Capron – Market Research Aspirer

Hi everyone! It’s me, Corinna. In May of 2018 I graduated from SUNY Geneseo, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with a minor in Mathematics. Currently, I am a graduate student at RIT, pursuing my MBA with a concentration in Digital Marketing.  I’ll be graduating in August of 2019. I have dreams of going into Market Research. I am experienced. I am driven. I am a Leader. 

Don’t believe me? Check out my credentials below and connect with me on LinkedIn!

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I am Experienced.

Through interning at Wegmans in their consumer research department, I gained valuable insight about decision-making on the client-side of marketing consumer products. I developed understanding of reaching the customers’ needs and creating value that is relevant to them.

The KJT Group provided me with an excellent internship experience, where I worked in a team to research various healthcare markets and provide insight to clients. I learned new skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods and helped to ensure accuracy throughout all steps of the research process.

I am Driven.

Could I have received my undergraduate degree and immediately enter the workforce? Yes. Did I choose to do that? Nope. I am pursuing my MBA and Rochester Institute of Technology in the Saunders School of Business, which is AACSB Accredited. Through this reputable university I hope to utilize my new learnings in the career path I will begin upon graduating. I chose to stay focused and grow my education before beginning my career journey.

I am a Leader.

Experience on the Leadership Team of the International Sorority, Delta Phi Epsilon has given me the experience to coordinate teams and contribute to solving problems that face an organization overall. I was the Vice President of Programming, coordinating various community service and philanthropy events and working with the leadership team to make organization-wide decisions.  

So What?

I want to work in Market Research. This is for two important reasons:

  1. I am a natural when it comes to numbers. Math has always been my favorite subject, so much so that I made it a minor in my undergraduate program. Quantitative studies are satisfying to me, in that you can make realistic, applicable determinations based on numbers and data about consumers. I find that awesome. I hate uncertainty and market research helps bridge that gap.
  2. I am naturally nosey. I always want to know what is going on in other people’s heads, and I think that is necessary in this field. You need to want to understand what the people want, and research helps to do just that. What do the customers want? And why? I am determined to find out.

Feel free to email me with any questions or comments you have!