Anand Deshpande

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A relationship builder who leverages his relationships in making win-win scenarios to get things done.

I am a people person. I thrive where I can constantly learn and where collaboration in finding creative solutions is routine. My young career includes a particularly diverse set of experiences, showing my penchants for quickly learning, adapting to and balancing new tasks. Having worked with many student groups, I have also learned to become effective with the time, financial and social capital available to me. As social capital was often the only form of capital which I could augment, my defining characteristic of individualization became refined. I genuinely enjoy getting to know people, learning about them and their background. By understanding people, I am able to work with them in a personalized manner to get things done while maintaining great and mutually beneficial relationships.

What are you strengths and weaknesses?

I found the Clifton Strengthsfinder 2.0 very accurate in my case. The results indicate an: Ideation, Connectedness, Individualization, Intellection and Activator type personality. I am passionate and constantly thinking, which can be weaknesses as well, since I often let work encroach on rest time and may become engrossed.

My greatest weakness is not my lack of organizational ability, but the limited time I choose to spend on organizing. I often impulsively get going without first taking a moment to organize my thoughts in a form which others may easily look at and understand. A bad side effect of my passionate personality is also my attention to details. This may distract me from the larger picture, though it also means I tend to notice and remember things others do not.

What interests you? What do you love? What do you do for fun?

- Creating and performing poetry and music
- Sustainable development, especially issues of food and South Asia
- Jamming on Sitar with any and all types of musicians
- Cooking, experimental cuisines only
- Healthy living: exercise, self-exploration, helping others, being in nature
- Social enterprise
- Philosophy and spirituality
- Hiking, canoeing and biking
- Politics, open dialogue and reconciliation
- Shared value models
- My family and friends

Upcoming in

Full Time Program

June 19 to August 11, 2017

Deadline 1: Apr 10, 2017 $9,100

Deadline 2: May 08, 2017 $9,300

Deadline 3:Jun 05, 2017$9,500

Part Time Program

September 16 to December 16, 2017

Deadline 1:Jun 26, 2017$9,100

Deadline 2:Jul 17, 2017$9,300

Deadline 3:Sep 20, 2017$9,500

Fundamental Skills Classes

August 9 to September 27, 2017

Wednesdays 6:30-9:00PM EST

Registration Open

$859

Full Time Program

June 19 to August 11, 2017

Deadline 1: Apr 10, 2017 $9,100

Deadline 2: May 08, 2017 $9,300

Deadline 3:Jun 05, 2017$9,500

Part Time Program

September 16 to December 16, 2017

Deadline 1:Jun 26, 2017$9,100

Deadline 2:Jul 17, 2017$9,300

Deadline 3:Sep 20, 2017$9,500

Fundamental Skills Classes

August 9 to September 27, 2017

Wednesdays 7:00-9:30PM EST

Registration Open

$859