Priyesh Sawlani

Priyesh Sawlani

 

It's unimaginable that a basic flier on a college notice board could be a start to a journey, which in a certain sense, is transformational. This journey, to St Catherine's College, University of Oxford was not only a great learning experience in all aspects but one which shaped my choices about the course of my career. With just a year towards the end of my graduation, I had come to Oxford with a dilemma in mind - whether to be self-employed or an employee. As I advanced through my tutorials of Business Management, the clearer choice of the two options came out through my essays and tutorial discussions, which only revolved around my experience of my father's manufacturing business, of which I had been an active part for a few years. And here I am today, assisting my father in his business, and close to expanding into a new vertical shortly.

However, life isn't just business. St Catherine's gave me a new hobby - photography. It was here that I could explore photography and take it up as an active interest. Today, I usually spend weekends roaming around in my city, with a camera as my companion!

Betty and Donald Keating Scholarship has been a lifetime opportunity, and being a Keating Scholar is no less than being a Rhodes Scholar!