Savneet Bains

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Educational Leadership & Policy

MBA in Finance and Marketing, Symbiosis International University, Pune, India, 2008
B.Com. in Business, Finance and Accounting, Panjab University, India, 2006

Savneet Bains is a doctoral student in The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at The University of Texas at Austin. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors, an MBA in Finance and Marketing and a UCLA certification in Global Career Counseling. She has 8+ years of work experience in Academia, Entrepreneurship and Corporate settings. Before joining the UT Austin community, she worked as a high school Career Counselor in India for 3 years. Prior to that she worked in domains of banking, aviation finance, project and people management, research and data analysis. She is currently working in the Department of Residence Life with Living & Learning Communities (LLCs) & Academic Initiatives. Savneet is a result oriented and relationship driven professional with a passion for lifelong learning and commitment to student learning & development.

Her experiences have led her research interests towards identifying the challenges faced by students while navigating their college journey and the impact it has on their career development, specifically for first-generation college learners and students of color. She wishes to formulate learning strategies to reduce attrition and increase graduation rates, thereby leading to a student-centric pedagogy.