How a mechanical engineer built a new future for her family
Tejaswini hails from Sangli, Maharashtra. A mechanical engineer by education, she quickly got a job in the automotive design industry post her graduation. But she wasn’t ready to settle just yet. Keen on transitioning to the IT sector, she kept looking for platforms that would support her dreams.
Now a fully equipped Full-stack Web Developer working at Convint.ai, we join her for a conversation about her journey alongside Masai and her experience so far.
How did you come to know about Masai?
One of my friends informed me about Masai. He too was enrolled with Masai and got placed in the same company as me. But even though he’s a good friend, when he first told me about Masai, I was skeptical.
I had a mountain of research to do, so I searched for everything from Google, Quora, YouTube videos, etc. And though that eased almost all my doubts, I was still a little nervous. But I knew Masai allowed me a month’s time to experience everything for myself and still leave with no strings attached if I felt like it wasn’t for me.
That’s what ultimately made me feel confident in enrolling.
Was it tough going through the curriculum?
Initially, it was difficult for me. I was completely transitioning my career path from mechanical to IT. But Masai taught me everything from the basics. I was learning everything from scratch. So, as I grew more confident in my ability, everything became more manageable.
Infact, I still come across new things at my job that I have to learn and cope with. But the way Masai taught is so instilled in me that I’ve developed a different mindset towards languages. Such that I find it possible to navigate everything, and my experience is still helpful to this day.
What was your family's reaction to you switching careers?
I decided to switch careers right after my marriage. So when I finally told my husband about my plans, I was so happy to know he supported me. It was going to be a tough journey, but at least I had his unconditional support.
What’s your favorite thing about Masai?
There are many things the first would be the Pay after-placement. The fact that you only have to pay after you get placed is amazing in itself. The second is that anyone can become a coder with Masai regardless of their previous education stream. Look at me!
How was your experience with Construct Week?
We learn a lot in bits and pieces all throughout our curriculum, but the chance to merge all of that learning into a project is a completely different experience. It wasn’t just enriching in a technical sense, I also learned team building, communication, and effectively dividing work amongst ourselves.
Those things are very helpful, even to this day. I can draw on all of those experiences and knowledge at my current job.
How was the placement experience?
When I enrolled in Masai, I only had one condition: I cannot change cities. That way I still get to stay with my husband, without that I would have dropped out of the course. However, when I shared this with the placement team, they really came through.
Everyone was so helpful and it allowed me to continue with my course. Within just two weeks of entering the placement process, I interviewed for 3 companies and even got placed. I thought it would take much longer and be so much harder. But Masai prepared me for everything and I got my dream job.
Advice to future students
Those that are doubtful, like I was before joining Masai. Yes, you can join Masai. You should join Masai. Before joining, you have to be ready to work hard for the upcoming months, but it’s absolutely worth it.