Kashish Saluja

Kashish Saluja

The nine weeks that I spent at Oxford will always be one of the most cherished memories of my life. St. Catherine’s offered such a dynamic and friendly atmosphere that even though I was there for a term, people welcomed me with open arms. Being selected as a Keating scholar also gave me the option to choose from a wide variety of subjects and I made sure I chose Philosophy, Politics and Economics, a combination that always intrigued me and was also one of the most unique courses offered at Oxford. My time there was not only limited to academics, as I learnt ballroom dancing and represented Catz as a member of the Ballroom Dancing Cuppers team along with being a regular member of the Cricket and Volleyball teams. The Betty and Donald Keating Scholarship is not just a scholarship that funds you to study at Oxford for a term, but a life changing experience that will offer you numerous opportunities and you need to make best use of them in that limited time. The best part about this experience is that it does not just end there, as you develop such a wide network of people from all around the globe that you are continuously presented with interesting opportunities and a chance to visit each other in your respective home countries. I have already hosted two of my friends from Oxford and visited others in America when I went there to attend a UN youth conference recently.

I am currently working as an Analyst with Dalberg Global Development Advisors, a strategic development consultancy firm, in their Mumbai office.
 
I would just like to express my thanks and regards to Mr. Keating and his family for starting this generous programme and helping us give life to our dreams. I look forward to visiting the campus again, especially to attend the grand Catz Ball.