Who We Are: The Full-Time mbaMission Team
MBA from: Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
Working style: Collaborative, focused, balanced
What I love about my job: Making an impact on applicants’ lives. Nothing compares to opening a client email that says, “I got in!”
After being accepted to four top MBA programs—including New York University’s Stern School of Business, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University—Nisha Trivedi ultimately chose to earn her degree from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. There, she focused on brand management and 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. Her BA in communications from the University of Pennsylvania and deep interest in understanding the consumer inspired her to initially pursue a career in marketing research, which led her to positions at Time Inc., Rosetta, and KPMG LLP in New York City, but after business school, Nisha worked for several years in brand management in San Francisco at Big Heart Pet Brands (now part of The J.M. Smucker Company). She most enjoys creating brand positioning and crafting tailored messaging that speaks to consumers’ needs—a skill she applies in helping her clients “market” themselves to their dream MBA programs. In addition to assisting her clients in a one-on-one capacity, Nisha is active on the mbaMission message boards, responding to questions and profile evaluation requests, and has authored several articles on the MBA admissions process for Poets&Quants.
Because of her longstanding commitment to philanthropy, Nisha has been a volunteer team leader for New York Cares and spent six years 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. Aside from advising clients on the business school admissions process, Nisha can confidently answer questions on how to smoothly handle interactions with students, alumni, and interviewers as she is certified by the Emily Post Institute as a business etiquette trainer.