Rahul Kalita is motivated to unlock the personal and professional potential of those around him. With an approach that is practical and straightforward, he helps his 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 his clients’ personalities and dreams.
Rahul has had a diverse career. Originally a management consultant at Booz and Company, Rahul 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, Rahul was a general manager for an education technology startup that was eventually acquired. He then went on to a chief of staff role at the largest sports video network called Whistle Sports where he earned industry nominations and awards for his work and notably ran a live event with the first lady of the US, Michelle Obama. Most recently, Rahul has been a business leader for Discovery Inc., where he focused on strategy and operations work in digital media and television. Rahul has worked internationally in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Rahul earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University with a dual major in economics and mathematical methods in the social sciences. He followed that with an MBA from Kellogg and an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School. Since graduating, Rahul has conducted many alumni interviews for Kellogg admissions.
Rahul currently resides in New York City. Of Indian heritage and raised in Puerto Rico, he has also lived in Chicago, New York, and Boston. Rahul performs Bollywood dances, is a Muay Thai practitioner and during business school, fought in a match in Thailand. Feel free to ask him how that match ended.