I grew up in a single parent home because my father was abroad working to support his family. Growing up away from my father and being the only male figure in my family made me mature and responsible earlier than other kids of my age. Since my mother did not have any college level education, I grew up with the responsibility of my family such as helping my mother and sister make everyday decisions. Growing up in this country with my parents, I learned to help them through their difficulties as well as my own. I learned that even though my family does not have all the money in the world, nothing should or could stop me from achieving my goals. I learned from my experiences that in order to achieve what you want in life; you have to want it and therefore strive for it.
I have taken what I learned from my home country of India and I have molded it into the new things that I am learning in America. I always remembered that education is the key to success. Currently, I am a rising junior at Baruch College pursing a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting. Outside of the classroom, I am part of organizations such as ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting), INROADS, and New York Needs You. In addition, I was fortunate enough to intern at MetLife during the summer of 2013 in their Enterprise, Infrastructure and Architecture division, with a dream to launch my accounting career at one of the “Big Four” accounting firms. My unique skills of being very logical and analytical have taught me to analyze situations and look at problems in different ways to find the best solution. I feel that, because of these transferrable skills, I will bring a unique perspective and insight to any firm that I go to.