Pulkit Aggrwal, 2018, India

 “Essential Elements” of the Fletcher Community: Collaboration and teamwork is an essential element at Fletcher, both inside and outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, it may take various forms such as study groups, project groups, or assignment teams. Outside the classroom, one may end up participating in the activities of different clubs or conference organization teams, becoming a member of a sports team, or engaging in cultural activities. Collaboration and teamwork helps to learn from your peers, who come from diverse backgrounds and have had many experiences. It also helps in forging friendships, which will enrich your experience at Fletcher. I am always looking for opportunities to collaborate and learn from my peers at Fletcher, but most importantly I am always looking to meet new people and make friends.

On Professors at Fletcher: The accessibility to professors is one of the things that has surprised me most about my experience at Fletcher. From where I come from in India, this was a significant change. Professors at Fletcher are always willing to help and push you to do your best. They patiently answer all your queries and concerns, whether it is related to managing schedules, class readings, internships or your capstone project.

Favorite movie

The Darjeeling Limited

Favorite musician or band

Pearl Jam

Favorite city

Chandigarh, India

Moment when you felt the furthest from home

Hiking in Har-Ki-Doon Valley, 11500 feet above sea level in Garhwal Himalayas

Favorite location on campus

Hall of Flags

Fields of Study

International Organizations

International Security Studies

Humanitarian Studies

Activities involved in at Fletcher

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs

Fletcher Student Council

Science Diplomacy Club

Education before Fletcher

B.E., Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering, Punjab Engineering College

Experience before Fletcher

Executive Director, Phoenix Hospital, Panchkula, Haryana, India

Research Analyst, McKinsey & Company, Gurgaon, Haryana, India