Ishan Kasat, Diamond Challenge 2018 Winner

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We caught up with Diamond Challenge 2018 winner, Ishan Kasat, to hear about his latest goals, current successes, and how the Diamond Challenge has prepared him for the future.

Tell us about yourself?

I helped run a marketing campaign with a non-profit consulting organization in which I gathered client testimonials and posted them on social media.

How has the Diamond Challenge experience impacted your future trajectory? 

The Diamond Challenge exposed me to different marketing concepts and the essential ideas and vocabulary behind them. More importantly though, I learned through the diamond challenge that thinking outside the box is not enough; you have to get rid of the box altogether. Most difficult tasks do not have “textbook” answers, but that is exactly what makes them so important. The Diamond Challenge ignited in me a passion for entrepreneurship, something I would not have considered as a potential career for me. Thanks to the Diamond Challenge, I am now seeking to pursue business-related fields and careers.

What is next for you?

I would like to combine my entrepreneurial spirit with other interests, like health care or medicine. Business is versatile, and you can apply it to almost any profession. That is what I want to do in college and beyond.

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No matter where our Diamond Challenge alumni go, we are constantly amazed by how they continue to make an impact on the world for the better.

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