Syed Shafai

I am someone who is driven in life by strong gut feeling, I don’t like to settle for anything less than what I want. A risk taker by nature, I like to call the shots — whether or not the repercussions are favourable. Little over a year ago, I was a fresh graduate from college, got placed in one of the biggest I.T. company of this nation. We are all from a generation that started computer lessons with MS Paint, and while most of us hung onto the fascinating tools of the application, it was just the kindling I needed to explore my love for computers.At first I was a bit scared to start this new phase of my life, I backed myself as there is so much to learn out there! Bags packed. All set to stay away from home for the first time in my life. As bittersweet a feeling as I’ve ever felt. Mysore was a paradise in disguise.The weather had taken a toll on my health, but the mercury level of excitement was sky-high, and the warm and friendly welcoming ambience made me feel comfortable. From there the journey started, with baby steps , the goal was simple to clear the generic and stream trainings in the very first attempt.I reached the campus and was blown away the glorious architecture of the buildings, I set out exploring the campus to find out ‘what is there’, to realize that the question in my head should have been, ‘what isn’t there’. There was more than I could have possibly imagined. A supermarket, well, three of them. Food courts (I can’t recall exactly how many, yes, that many). Laundry facility. Basketball court. Tennis court. Football pitch. Volleyball court. Gym. Rock climbing. Multiplex. I could go on and on!.The first few days were bit of a struggle as the syllabus was huge and we have to complete assignments after the training till 11 in the night. Soon, I made my gang of lifelong friends over there(whom I can rely on completely) days passed and completed my 3 months of rigorous training. not only have I grown as a professional but also as an individual.The mantra of our corporate life is: “Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn,” which means we need to be innovative, we need to transform ourselves to become more agile and open to challenges, we need to fail wisely

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