Rahul Kalita

I am motivated to unlock the personal and professional potential of those around me. With an approach that is practical and straightforward, I help my Square One clients harness their strengths and leverage their formative experiences to craft compelling business school applications that lead to offers from top programs that fit my clients’ personalities and dreams.

I have had a diverse career. Originally a management consultant at Booz and Company, I went on to work on the corporate strategy team at one of the largest education nonprofits in the world, the College Board. After business school, I was a general manager for an education technology startup that was eventually acquired. I then went on to a chief of staff role at the largest sports video network called Whistle Sports where I earned industry nominations and awards for my work and notably ran a live event with the first lady of the US, Michelle Obama. Most recently, I have been a business leader for Discovery Inc., where I focused on strategy and operations work in digital media and television. I have worked internationally in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

I earned my undergraduate degree from Northwestern University with a dual major in economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences. I followed that with an MBA from Kellogg and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Since graduating, I have conducted many alumni interviews for Kellogg admissions.

I currently reside in New York City. Of Indian heritage and raised in Puerto Rico, I have also lived in Chicago and Boston. I perform Bollywood dances, am a Muay Thai practitioner and during business school, fought in a match in Thailand. Feel free to ask me how that match ended.