Smruthi Balasubramanian

Smruthi Balasubramanian

Hicksville, NY, US



My name is Smruthi, a graduate from New York Institute of Technology with an MBA in Design Management and a BFA in Interior Design. I have had educational experience in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates and New York, United States. I have also had some volunteering experiences both in UAE and the US, including some student leader experience while studying in the NY campuses of New York Tech. With studying multiple global campuses of New York Tech and being a part of multiple design and management competitions and activities, I have a multicultural view in the same. My current passion is to learn more about Interiors, Furniture design, and Colour theory/sciences and would like to grow in these fields. My hobbies other than Interiors and Architecture include, learning new Cultures and Languages. Professionally, I would like to work and get some experience in interior design and architecture, and Management and in the future, get a PhD, researching about how colours help in design and psychology and potentially go into teaching and learning more about colour myself


New York Blood Center, Westbury, NY, US, Volunteer

I help the medical staff with blood drives and interact with donors before and after their whole blood, Double Red blood, and other blood product donations during blood drives to check if they feel good and healthy. This required training before I started and more special training during COVID-19 to ensure the safety of donors, staff, and volunteers. I have also volunteered at the Rockville Center, Massapequa and Lake Success donor centers. I have mainly worked with the canteen and handed out snacks to donors after donations.
As of March 2020, I completed 49 hours and 25 minutes of volunteering. Between April 2021 and December 2021, I have volunteered over 200 hours.
Between November 2021 and April 2022, I helped with organizing coupons which is a part of marketing in Nassau County and Suffolk County blood drives. Since April 2022, I have been helping in the NYBC Westbury office with adding Thank you tags.
With volunteering with the New York Blood Center, I have developed social, sales, marketing, and customer service skills.
As a SAHH volunteer, I help with registration of new donors and producing bar codes for new donors and existing donors, and also retrieving their existing information.

Nov 2019 - current


New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Masters, Design Management

Activities and societies: Graduate Student Association (Volunteer Coordinator - Fall 2020, Chief of Staff - Spring 2021), Developer Student Clubs (Outreach Coordinator), Graduate Student Member of Academic Integrity Task Force

Jun 2019 - May 2021

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), Old Westbury, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior DEsign

For my undergraduate degree, I started my education at the Abu Dhabi Campus of NYIT in 2015 for the first 3 out of 4 years. During the 3 years, I gained some experience as a Student Ambassador where I accompanied the admissions and marketing staff to High schools and some college/Higher Ed fairs like Najah to speak with potential students. I also volunteered in various events outside the college including the Abu Dhabi Science Festival. In my senior year of college, I moved to the Old Westbury campus where I joined clubs like Awareness for All and the International Student Association where I was an E-Board member.
For my Senior Thesis, I built a Indian-Emirati Youth Center based in Louvre, Abu Dhabi.

Sep 2015 - May 2019


Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Award

Presented to a Graduate Student who has made a significant contribution to the New York Tech Community and inspires others to do the same.


Most Improved Organization, Award



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