The one who got rejected.

“When you have done your best and things did not turn out the way you hoped, pat yourself on the back, rest, regroup and begin again. You have not failed as long as you keep trying.”

That’s what SHAN did. When Code Studio 1.0 was conducted Shan could not make it through the interviews. The list of final selected interns had been announced and his name wasn’t there. Instead of feeling low-spirited and blue, Shan looked at things the other way down. Interview was the plan ‘A’ to get into Appointy. But he still got B, C, D…… Z left. He decided that he would once again try and thereby approached Nemesh (CEO, Appointy). He convinced them that he has it in him what it takes to be a part of Appointy team; he needed only a chance. And as Nemesh says you get something only when you ask, Shan got his turn. Shan was allotted a task which he was to complete in a specified time. Shan being a top-notch computer wizard that he is, not just finished the task in time but did it in a real splendid way. Undoubtedly, he got selected.

Had he not got selected, Appointy would have missed out a genius. Shan did some really great work at Appointy, the highlight being the day when he and Lav ran attacks on Appointy’s website and identified the bugs in it. Infact, he is does his work so well that Appointy never wishes to let him go. This is how things turned out for Shan- from being ‘not selected’ to becoming an ‘inestimable intern’. That is exactly what is quoted as- “Your dream doesn’t have an expiration date. Take a deep breath and try again.”

Thinking of it on Appointy’s side, it takes immense maturity to re-think about your decision and accept that you were the one who screwed up. The team gracefully accepted that it was a mistake on their part not to recognize the talent in Shan. But for what it’s worth, it’s never too late. If not in the interviews, Shan got in later. Since then the team at Appointy has decided- If you fail to clear the interviews and you still believe you could add value to the company, just come up, tell them how and if they find you passionate and worthy of it- WELCOME ABOARD!

So, for those of you who didn’t make it to Appointy through Code Studio, do not lose hope. The door is always open. Just revise your plans and work hard. We at Appointy are always ready to welcome you.





I am a final year engineering graduate from MANIT, Bhopal. Currently, I am working as a Sales and marketing intern at Appointy Software.Inc. I am a working member at ISTE Student’s Chapter MANIT and have worked as a marketing intern at IIM Ahmedabad.

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