Aditya Ashok Kumar, 2014, India

 Campus Life at Fletcher: The Fletcher campus is small, but life is hectic. Something is always going on, and Fletcherites are always involved. Lectures, Guest Speakers, futbol, Recruiting Events, Group Discussions or just coffee at the Mugar cafe; the campus is always buzzing. It is not always a party though. Studying on campus can be fun, but it’s always very demanding. Every Fletcher student knows what is expected from them, and works very hard to achieve it. The campus has everything you need, and it can be weeks before you actually think of leaving campus. It’s fun, it’s hard work, it’s creative, it’s small, it’s debated – it’s a great campus life!

How I learned about Fletcher: I learned about Fletcher a few years ago while reading The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor. I idolize this accomplished alumnus, so I did some research about the school. I was surprised that a school existed for international affairs. Later a eulogy for Walter Wriston convinced me of the school’s fine academic reputation. As I considered graduate programs, I started talking to people and somehow came across a few Fletcher alumni - which was quite a coincidence. I had Fletcher in my mind, but it seemed as though Fletcher was calling out to me.

Favorite newspaper:
The Economic Times

Favorite food:
Levantine cuisine

Favorite city:
Mussorie, India

Favorite site:
Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda

Fletcher alumnus you admire:
Shashi Tharoor

Favorite place to study on campus:
My cozy Blakeley room

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Finance and Banking

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • International Business Club
  • Asia Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BCOM, Business and Accounting, CCSU, Meerut, India

Experience before Fletcher

  • Senior Market Analyst, Reuters Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India
  • Principal - Field Finance, DynCorp International, Dubai, UAE

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • English 

Summer Internship

The Tony Elumelu Foundation / Financial Trust Company, Lagos, Nigeria
My internship focused on helping African entrepreneurs scale-up and improve competitiveness. I was tasked with creating a product/service that would serve the needs of SMEs in Nigeria.