Welcome to Roll Call, a series where we’ll introduce members of the Class team from around the world. Class is made up of diverse, authentic, caring, and humble people who all have one thing in common; they want to change the way the world learns!
This week, we’re excited to introduce you to Chandni Bansal, a Corporate Account Executive, based out of San Diego, CA.
Get to know Chandni a little more!
Q: What are your interests outside of Class?
Dance has been a big part of my life. I have been a part of multiple teams in the DC area and even coached a competitive all girls team for 4 years. Additionally, I enjoy painting in my free time with a glass of wine. On the weekends, I like to go to the beach, hike, and watch the Dallas Cowboys play!
Q: What song is on repeat for you right now?
I do listen to a lot of Bollywood and Punjabi music as I feel it has more meaning to me and I love that. I love any song I can dance to!
Q: What was your first job?
My first job ever? Like as a teenager?! In high school, I started working at a hotel. I was part of a hotel marketing program where we had to, like, rotate to different departments. So I worked at a hotel and then I got an internship there with the catering manager because I wanted to be a wedding planner. I went to hospitality school and everything and then decided that wedding planning was not for me.
Q: What originally drew you to Class?
I really believe in the product, to be honest. I saw it on LinkedIn and then I did a little research and thought the product was so good!
Q: What is most challenging about your job?
I think selling a new product is always challenging. It’s not like Starbucks, where everyone knows what it is without you having to explain it. If you show someone Class, no one knows what it is yet. So I think that’s, like, the hardest thing–building trust and that foundation and credibility with clients so they know we are selling something awesome.
Q: Do you have any specific causes you care about or have a passion for?
I used to coach dance, and every year we would run a 5k for the children’s hospital. We would call it Kids Helping Kids, because the whole academy of kids would participate. It’s a really big part of my life.