We are delighted to introduce BlueBox Consulting to you as the 1st Online Admissions & Immigration Portal with an International and Indian presence.
ThinkBlueBox.com is a Boutique startup, formulated by Abhishek Shukla and Aarti N Kukreja in January 2016 which is India’ first Online International Admissions & Immigration company with an International & Indian presence.
Abhishek handles the Business from our Head office in London, while Aarti handles it in Mumbai. They have collaborated to execute marketing and promotional activities for the events they regularly organize in India. Please visit our Events page for more details.
Both Abhishek and Aarti have been in the International Education, Study Abroad and Immigration space for over 7 and 10 years respectively.
After building a niche in the Global Education and Immigration Space, they decided to create a startup that can cater to clients who would like the experience of Studying Abroad and Immigrate anywhere in the world.
Abhishek specializes in Undergraduate, Masters & MBA Study Abroad Services specifically to the United Kingdom.
Additionally, he has excelled in Immigration Services to Canada, Australia, Singapore and Denmark for candidates with over 3 years of work experience especially in IT or Finance.
Aarti on the other hand, specializes in helping candidates get into the Top 50 Universities & Business Schools for Undergraduate, Masters & MBA programs globally. In the past, she has helped candidates go to Wharton, Kellogg, UCLA, NYU, INSEAD, LBS, HEC Paris, LSE, St Gallen, NUS and the likes.
“To do what you love and love what you do”
International Education is not just what happens to you in class, it’s what happens to you – in life!
Aarti N Kukreja (Co-Founder & Education Head)
Aarti has a decade of work experience in the International Education & Study Abroad Space and has always been passionate about it; in fact her family is also in the Education Industry.
Having completed her Masters from Kent Business School in 2007, she has lived and worked in London for over 6 years. Her first long role was with QS Network, founders of the QS World MBA Tour and QS World Grad School Tour where she travelled on tour and helped tens of thousands of candidates understand the right fit schools for them across North America, India, Middle, Africa & East Asia for All Undergraduate, Masters, MBA & PhD programs.
Thereon, Aarti did a short stint at Hult International Business School in the Dubai Campus as their Associate Director for Recruitment & Marketing for the South Asian region and then moved back to Mumbai to become the National Marketing & Sales Head for the Study Abroad Division of IMS Learning Resources Pvt. Ltd.
In IMS, she was responsible to lead all 8 centres in Mumbai for all International Undergraduate, Masters, PhD & MBA Admission Consulting and Test Preparation Services and was the overall head of International Education for all their 90 centers.
Thereon, she was working as the Head of the Study Abroad Division at Prep Zone India until Jan 2016, which is a Singapore-based organization helping the niche market of candidates who would like to be admitted to the Global Top 50 Undergraduate, Masters & MBA Programs.
Some of her candidates have received Admissions from Wharton, Kellogg, NYU, Berkeley, Chicago-Booth, Michigan-Ross, INSEAD, LBS, HEC Paris, IMD, IE, NUS, HKUST and the likes.
Additionally, Aarti helps candidates build their Holistic Profiles from a very young age through Consultation Sessions, Idea-Generation and Profile Sculpting. She helps candidates discover their X-Factor to present themselves as Unique individuals in front of the Universities / Business Schools.
Aarti has lived in U.K., U.S.A., South Korea, Dubai & India for work and thoroughly believes in International Education. She is an amateur pianist & DJ. She enjoys the occasional adrenaline rush through sky diving, scuba diving, bungee jumping, sky lining and many other extreme sports. In the next few years, Aarti intends on pursuing an Executive MBA from a Top School to help expand www.thinkbluebox.com as a global brand.
Abhishek Shukla (Co-Founder and Head of Immigration)
Abhishek Abhishek is an experienced Global Mobility Manager with more than 7 years of work experience in the International Immigration and Relocation Space. Over these years, he has helped clients from more than 80 countries to successfully relocate for work, education, business and property investments. He has successfully built, trained and managed Immigration Case Management Teams globally.
After successfully graduating from Henley Business School in 2010, he joined IXP Visas as the Head of their Study Abroad Division. Over the next 3 years, he counselled more than 2000 students in London from more than 100 countries and helped them with their University / Business School Admissions and Student Visa Applications.
Abhishek also works with Government Regulated Immigration Authorities like MARA – Australian Immigration Authority, ICCRC- Canada Immigration Authority, AIPSA- South African Immigration Authority and (IIA) Immigration Advisers Authority-New Zealand, OISC UK- Office of Immigration Service Commissioner UK.
After gaining years of experience and living in Africa, Asia and Europe, Abhishek intends to offer his valuable knowledge to aspiring Indians looking to move abroad through International Education and Immigration.
Abhishek lives in London and loves football. When not holed up inside his office he can generally be found on a squash court or with a beer in hand.