Saurabh Nanda — A profile

Saurabh Nanda
SN Mentoring
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4 min readApr 28, 2022


Saurabh Nanda, Istanbul, July 2023

Saurabh is a career consultant entrepreneur and international youth mentor who mentors students and young professionals between the ages of 10–40 across various academic disciplines and professional domains. He has impacted over 20,000 students, parents, teachers and aspirants across 50+ universities and colleges, 600+ schools, companies, education institutions and individuals in India and 35+ countries across 5 continents. He regularly appears on National Media in India on topics of career consulting, cyber bullying, SDGs in education and democratising access to information.

SN Featured in the Logical Indian on 28th April 2022 | Source: The Logical Indian

A multiple TEDx speaker, he has delivered talks on “Being Career Ready for the Future”:

“Youth need to be selfish about Sustainability”:

with few more on the way.

Saurabh Nanda delivering his TEDx talk in Awaji, Japan on 18th Dec 2022.

He recently copyrighted the world’s one of a kind Career Decision Making Model called “Spheres of Understanding”:

Spheres of Understanding: The SN Career Decision Making Model (Copyrighted in India) by Saurabh Nanda

Based on his model, he has developed the world’s first empathetic AI Career Counsellor which provides the right information sought by students and professionals solving the majority of needs in the “Outside Sphere of Understanding” while making career decisions. Go Explore —

AI Career Counsellor:

AI Mental Health and Career Mentor:

His mentorship spans various aspects of a candidate’s career development such as research projects, scholarly articles, social science surveys, SDG related projects, startups, strategic thinking and communication skills.

Awarded by Jagran Josh on 31st March 2022 at the Lalit, New Delhi, in presence of Minister of State for Education, Annpurna Devi and Minister of State for Tourism, Shri Ajay Bhatt among other dignitories.

He is the recipient of the national level Josh Education Awards for “Best Initiative for Mental Health Awareness” by the Dainik Jagran group facilitated on 31st March 2022.

In April 2022, he has been on-boarded as a “Mentor of Change” by the Government of India’s Atal Innovation Mission.

He has completed his education in Computer Science and Engineering from Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab (NIT Jalandhar) in 2009. He then went on to work for Fiserv India as a Software Engineer for 2 and a half years. But his desire to find out why we take the career decisions we take, took him to the education sector in 2012. He has travelled and worked all over India; completed his Masters in Psychology; went to Denmark to work with a university in 2016; started his first career consulting company, called the Happy Career Project in 2017; went to Japan as a global innovator to Awaji Youth Federation in 2019 where he led the development of a beta version of a peer-to-peer learning platform for grass roots SDGs’ best practices; started his passion project around impactful conversations through his podcast — Such Conversations Matter in the lockdown in 2020; started his second company, SN Mentoring, during the COVID-19 lockdown.

He is currently an International Youth Mentor working with many organisations such as YUNGA (Youth and United Nations Global Alliance) Japan, Purpose in Motion, NIT Jalandhar (Managerial Society), Enactus Gargi, Enactus SSCBS in Delhi University, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Jalandhar with Dr Anjali Arora (winner of President of India award), Jagriti Yatra (2021–22) and a few other organisations.

In 2023, he founded “Open Source Mentorship” for providing guidance to Youth to develop solutions for the betterment of humanity and the planet.

His mentees have been doing in-depth research in various disciplines for which they have been selected for the SCM Youth fellowship where they get to develop their advance communication skills while being mentored by global mentors from organisations such as the UN, WEF, NIEPA, Harvard, LSE and more. Check out the media release for the first cohort here —

He regularly appears in National Media such as Dainik Jagran group and Amar Ujala to talk about career advice, fellowships, cyber bullying, COVID-19 anxiety in students, happiness in careers and much more.

He is invited to judge and advise on international contests, prizes and discussions.

Announcing the James Dyson Award for India in 2023 with Dainik Jagran Group.

He is a futurist and talks about things such as Future of Jobs, Tech for Good, Global Citizenship, Democratisation of Access to Information and Future of Society through his podcast Such Conversations Matter:

He delivered an Ignite Talks presentation on Society 5.0 in Awaji, Japan in 2019:

Know More about SN and his work:

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Listen to his career and youth guidance wisdom —

LinkedIn —

SCM Website —

Contact him —

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Saurabh Nanda
SN Mentoring

Sustainability, Global Citizenship, Youth Empowerment… Career Consulting