Ashray Gurugunti

Ashray Gurugunti

Houston, TX, USA


Last updated October 26, 2020

One Sentence About Me  

I am a driven competitor with a methodical mindset, and I always remember to keep it youthful!

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Who I Am  

A Little About Me

Playing basketball both in and out of school for 10 years gave me the blueprint to who I am: a loyal, communicative, competitive team player who strives to have a positive influence on others in order to succeed. Basketball, and athletics in general have influenced me heavily, and I want nothing more than to combine that passion with my growing interest for business. Apart from my career aspirations, my greatest goal in life is to build sports facilities in the villages where my grandparents grew up, since they are my heroes. Additionally, I believe I am a great chef (given that I have no formal training), I run a basketball/music review page on Instagram called "ball_n_beats", and my guilty pleasure is researching about conspiracy theories.

Interesting Factoid

I ate kangaroo meatballs when I was 11.


Languages

English
Hindi
Telugu

Countries Visited

Map View

India
Canada
Mexico
England
Scotland
Kenya
Tanzania
Australia
Peru
Costa Rica

What I Do  


Professional Experience

Champs Executives

Sales/Marketing/Management Intern

*left on-site internship early due to 2nd wave of COVID-19 cases in Houston area* •Trained in cold calling sales/marketing tactics under mentors in this marketing/brand management firm •Provided B2C services and increased brand awareness for Pure Life Water (Houston based water filtration company considered an essential service) by making calls to 200 Houston area households in need of purified water •Researched qualifying characteristics about households in order to focus calls on more marketable areas, fine-tune prospecting skills, and optimize the overall selling process •Utilized management skills by working with teams to proactively analyze the effectiveness of selling tactics in different neighborhoods within the Houston metropolitan region

Weygandt Law

Student Intern

•Gained marketing experience and client interaction while assisting with promotion of an independent, one-and-a-half-year-old start-up law firm for 2 weeks (40 hours per week) •Developed Google Excel skills to make extensive informational database of hundreds of Houston area businesses (corporate offices, day care centers) for mentor to conduct informational luncheons •Reviewed legal documents and contracts for any discrepancies/liabilities

Professional Interests

Finance or Brand Management in the sports field

What I Stand For  

Social Causes

Increase in teacher salary
Better access to sports and technology for rural areas

Volunteer Experience

Hindu Temple of The Woodlands

The Woodlands, Texas

Jan 2014 - Apr 2020
I helped volunteer at, plan, and host annual festivals and community events for my local temple.

Favorites  

Hobbies

Biking
Basketball
Swimming
Listening to music
Cooking
Reading

Food & Drinks

Sushi
Ramen
Korean BBQ
Pizza
Chicken Biryani
Boba Tea
Shrimp Tacos
Eggplant Parmesan
Okra Curry

Games

NBA 2K

Music Genres, Groups & Artists

RnB
Rap
Pop
Acoustic

J.Cole
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Travis Scott
Denzel Curry
Chris Brown
Ed Sheeran
Frank Ocean
SZA
Rihanna
Giveon
Dua Lipa
John Mayer
The Weeknd

Sports, Teams, Athletes

Basketball
Tennis

Houston Rockets
Los Angeles Lakers

Lebron James
Roger Federer
Novak Djokovic
Rafa Nadal

Movies, TV Shows, Actors & Actresses

Jurassic Park
Monsters Inc
Tarzan
Brother Bear
Lion King
Jungle Book
Ocean's 11

Spongebob Squarepants
Stranger Things
Outer Banks
Money Heist
Avatar: The Last Airbender

Brands

Kirkland

Education  

School

B.B.A. – Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance (Minor in Sports Management/Marketing)


Clubs and Communities

Business World of Sports

Member

•Attending biweekly meetings to discuss current topics in sports and their implications on various aspects of business, such as finance, marketing, or sales •Gaining knowledge about new trends in athletics (eSports, celebrity boxing, etc) and their business impacts

Eigenmann Residence Hall Student Government

Executive VP

•Assisted President in the improvement/upkeep of and hosted events for Eigenmann Residence Hall to enhance student living experience •Learned a political format of assembly while discussing crucial matters such as student safety and building logistics

Academic Interests

Finance
Accounting
Sports Management
Statistics
Math
Literary Analysis
Marketing