Akash Altman is completing his junior year at Brown University studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Biomechanics. At university, Akash serves as a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor, advising first-year students through the academic year on courses, internships, research, navigating the Brown community, and social issues. He also works with other students to develop an inexpensive motorized plow for Gambian subsistence farmers and designs low-cost prosthetic devices for children of underpriveledged families in the Greater Providence community as a member of Brown’s Engineers Without Borders chapter. His high school accomplishments included leading and facilitating school-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives, finishing as salutatorian and being a member of the National Honor Society.
Akash thrives as an essay coach by showing students how to shine while helping them develop their personal story, using his recent experience to guide others towards their college goals. Akash joined MindsetGo in 2016 because of his belief that the power of interpersonal communication in the 21st century is not only a tool for differentiating oneself, but a vital skillset to reach one’s full potential.
According to Akash: “It is my strong belief that schools are looking to see you – the real, authentic you – as opposed to just a well-written essay and impressive test scores. The Mindset Future training at MindsetGo is one of the best ways to learn to present the ‘you’ that not only colleges want to see, but that you are proud of.”