Ever since I learned the meaning of the word “career”, I had always wanted to become an engineer. But somewhere down the lane, I don’t know how and why, I just didn’t want to pursue it. My new found love was Maths. Having completed my bachelors in Mathematics from Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi University, I developed my interest in operational research, economics and masters in mathematics.
After working really hard for my entrance, because of some last minute changes in criteria I was not selected for Delhi School of Economics, which had by then become my dream. That came as a very hard blow to me. I almost went into depression. Consulting psychiatrists, going to temples and what not! I was a mess.
Had it not been for my family, I would have never found my strength again. I dropped a year and a job opportunity. Today, I’m proud to say that I’m re-preparing for these exams and feel much more confident that this time I’ll clear all of them. I want to be spoilt for choice now.
Truly, passion is something that doesn’t let you sleep. Hence my long nights with coffee and my books.
I’ll come back stronger and achieve what I dreamt of a few months back.
– Sampriti Pal