At mbaMission, our consultants are more than just graduates of the world’s top MBA programs—we are also expert communicators who possess an unparalleled knowledge of the MBA admissions process. Each week, we highlight one admissions advisor on our team who has committed his/her professional life to helping you get into business school.
Nisha Trivedi earned her BA in communication from the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. A deep interest in understanding the consumer inspired her to initially pursue a career in marketing research, and after college, she held positions at Time Inc., Rosetta, and KPMG LLP in New York City. A desire to transition into brand management led Nisha to Ross, where she was an active member of the Marketing Club, organizing mock internship interviews for her peers during her first year and serving as the club’s vice president of communications during her second year. After graduating with her MBA, Nisha worked for several years in brand management in San Francisco at Big Heart Pet Brands (now part of The J.M. Smucker Company) before joining mbaMission. She most enjoys creating brand positioning and crafting tailored messaging that speaks to consumers’ needs, which is a skill she applies in helping her clients “market” themselves to their dream MBA programs. Nisha also has a longstanding commitment to philanthropy—she has been a volunteer team leader for New York Cares and now sits on the board of directors of The Shanti Project, a San Francisco–based nonprofit that enhances the health, quality of life, and well-being of people with serious illnesses.
Received MBA from: Michigan Ross
Undergraduate field of study: Communication
Fields worked in before mbaMission: Marketing research, brand management
Working style: Collaborative and focused, but with moments of lightness
Five things Nisha wants her clients to know about her:
- My background in marketing is beneficial in two ways
(1.) It gives me the ability to deeply understand my audience and tell an engaging story.
(2.) Though I truly enjoy working with clients of all backgrounds and aspirations, I especially love working with clients in marketing (or who hope to transition to marketing) since I deeply understand their skills and motivations.
- As I have worked in several different industries (publishing, consulting, financial services, consumer packaged goods), I’m familiar with a variety of company cultures.
- I have an absolute passion for hearing clients’ personal stories and helping them figure out how best to share the most meaningful ones in their applications.
- Many applicants love to travel and volunteer. I’ve done a fair amount of both (and also have lived in several U.S. regions), so I can assist with effectively communicating the essences of these experiences to the admissions committee to show how they’ve led to personal and professional growth.
- My favorite quotation is “The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one’s work seriously and taking one’s self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.” (Margot Fonteyn)
While the application process can be arduous, I also think it’s best approached with a healthy sense of balance and humor.
What clients are saying about Nisha:
“I cannot say enough good things about Nisha and mbaMission overall. Nisha really took the time to understand the nuances of my experiences and my short-term and long-term goals. Nisha provided valuable insight on the essays, but one of the biggest benefits of working with her was her ability to view my application overall. Thanks to Nisha and mbaMission, I got in to my top choice and I could not be more thrilled!” —Columbia Business School Admit
“Overall, I’m extremely happy with the opportunities that have arisen—and can’t thank you enough for all of your time and effort to help make them happen. There’s truly no way this would be happening without you! I’m so thrilled about my offers from Stern and Anderson, and appreciative of your instrumental role in this process.” —NYU Stern and UCLA Anderson Admit
“I wanted to thank you for all the help! I was accepted to Kellogg and Duke and was waitlisted at MIT! I really could not have done this without all of your help. I just want to say thank you so much!!” —Kellogg and Duke Fuqua Admit
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