Sports Council Member, IIM Calcutta
The demise of my father, leaving behind my mother and two younger siblings, and the inability to gel with a city like Bangalore. Fortunately, I came across Katalyst at one of the toughest times of my life.
The program manager and my mentors made Katalyst a second home for me. It was their selfless support and down-to-earth nature that helped me bag the ‘Ideal Mentee’ award in the Katalyst Annual Convention. To me, Goa conventions were not just an annual Katalyst meet, but a benchmark for the life I wanted to lead.
I wanted to pursue higher studies but being the sole earner of my family, I had to hold on to my job. After working for two years at Accenture, I decided to attempt CAT. I had to juggle around 10-12 hrs of work, 2 hrs of travel, and 6 hours of study every day. Although it seemed too draining, the dream of pursuing an MBA from one of the country’s premier B-Schools kept me going. I now study at the IIM, Calcutta.
It’s not the destination but the journey that makes one more resilient, and stand out in a crowd. I’m thankful to Katalyst for being the launcher of my journey.