We are brIQ

brIQ is a voluntary initiative to spread awareness about higher education and career options among young students. Through sufficient knowledge of available choices, the attempt is to help them make a more informed decision and also be better prepared to achieve it. A non-profit and non-commercial organisation, brIQ was formally established in 2015 with a modest start. With over 50 activities to date, the team is now better equipped and more experienced.

brIQ is Dr Shivani Desai's brainchild. A Pharmaceutical Sciences doctorate and a researcher-academician by profession, it was her sole vision to guide and support students in the early phase of education to start preparing for the career demands and hence founding brIQ. Fondly assisted by Rahul, brIQ team is more experienced in the engineering, pharmacy and medical streams.

Our Team
Dr Bharat M Desai

M S, Ophthalmology

Dr Shivani Desai

PhD, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Rahul Desai

M S, Networking and Telecom




Type 1 Diabetes Researcher

Info Sec Professional

Web Developer

Our Skills
Career Counselling
Resume Writing
Interview Preparation
Communication and Presentation Skills


Awards Won


Students Addressed


Sessions Done


Online Resources


Resume Writing

To success in today's job market, you have to think of resume as an advertisement targeted towards your future boss.

Communication Skills

If you just communicate, you can get by. But if you communicate skillfully, you can work miracles.

Career Progression

All progress takes place outside the comfort zone. Opportunities don't happen, you create them.

Career Counselling

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.

Presentation Skills

Every successful presentation is built on four pillars - people, idea, passion and preparations.

Interview Preparation

A job interview is not a test of your knowledge, but your ability to use it at the right time.


The Career Advice You Probably Didn't Get

You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.

Be An Opportunity Maker

We all want to use our talents to create something meaningful with our lives. But how to get started? (And ... what if you're shy?) Writer Kare Anderson shares her own story of chronic shyness, and how she opened up her world by helping other people use their own talents and passions.

How To Build Your Creative Confidence

Is your school or workplace divided between the "creatives" versus the practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create.

A Kinder, Gentler Philosophy Of Success

Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work.

Looking For A Job? Highlight Your Ability, Not Your Experience

Very few of us hold jobs that line up directly with our past experiences or what we studied in college. Take TED Resident Jason Shen; he studied biology but later became a product manager at a tech company. In this quick, insightful talk about human potential, Shen shares some new thinking on how job seekers can make themselves more attractive -- and why employers should look for ability over credentials.

Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career

In this funny and blunt talk, Larry Smith pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail to pursue their passions.

Why The Best Hire Might Not Have The Perfect Resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance. As someone who grew up with adversity, Hartley knows that those who flourish in the darkest of spaces are empowered with the grit to persist in an ever-changing workplace. "Choose the underestimated contender, whose secret weapons are passion and purpose," she says. "Hire the Scrapper."

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Dr Shivani Desai
Pune, India