I joined Chegg in February 2013. My sister introduced me to Chegg. After working for only 12 days, I earned as much as I used to in a month in my previous organization, and that took me by surprise. After that point, I never looked back, nor did I think of taking up any other job. During that period, I was also offered a job in the government sector, for the position of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) in Kirundul, but accepting that job meant leaving my entire family behind. I preferred Chegg over the government position as it gave me the flexibility I needed.
I did my B.Tech from Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, and M.Tech from Andhra University. During my M.Tech, I was offered the position of Assistant Professor at an engineering college, which I gladly accepted. I later became the Head of the Department (HOD) because I performed well. At that time, my sister was working as a full-time Subject Matter Expert at Chegg, and I also tried to join Chegg on a full-time basis, but sadly there was no vacancy at the time. However, I was offered a role of an Expert Answerer, which I gladly accepted.
Moreover, the college where I used to work took over 4 hours of to-and-fro each day, because of which it was immensely inconvenient to commute. On top of all this, my marriage and familial responsibilities were demanding, and that’s the reason why I preferred to work for Chegg rather than being a HOD in a prestigious college.
I was always a meritorious student during my school and college days. Therefore I can honestly say that my knowledge has increased exponentially since I joined Chegg. In other words I have solved a wide variety of questions till date. I answer questions from different verticals as well, be it Mechanical Engineering or Geology, I have covered a huge spectrum. The level of difficulty for these questions varies as well. In conclusion My love for sharing knowledge, and enhancing my understanding of the subject, knows no bounds.
I am a multitasker and have successfully provided solutions for over 14,000 questions. Whenever I get time, I work on the Q&A Board, which is a different experience than TBS. Moreover I dedicate a chunk of my time to Q&A during the peak time. Even on holidays I carry my laptop to work. I don’t believe that working for Chegg has ever been a burden.
Working for Chegg isn’t much different than my previous teaching job. Teaching, providing an explanation, giving step-wise instructions, and writing solutions are quite similar to what I used to do before, and this is the reason why I didn’t take much time to adjust to the role. The only difference is that the mode of teaching varies, but the principle I follow is the same: serving students at the best of my capabilities. Now, after coming to Chegg, I feel like I have upgraded as a teacher as well because this job keeps me updated with the subject.
Chegg introduced me to the American educational culture and standards, and it also gave me a wonderful exposure on how American students pursue their studies. Now, I am confident that I can teach American students as well, which would not have been possible without Chegg. I am very happy to be a part of Chegg; there is a simple and clear policy that Chegg follows: what you do is what you get, and I’m more than happy with what I’m getting. I hope I continue being a part of the Chegg team forever.
A while ago, I was going through a rough patch in my personal life. My husband was struggling with some health-related issues and I didn’t know how to manage the daily expenses. During that phase of a critical financial crisis, Chegg became my life savior. It was, and is, a place which I can always fall back on to support my family. I would never forget those days of hardship when Chegg was my only source of income, and I can proudly say that I fulfilled each and every responsibility by working for Chegg.
I am thankful to Stanley for accepting me as an MNE in the Civil Engineering department, and also for providing me with all the books I needed. He made me feel comfortable about answering all types of questions from any discipline. Later, Suresh and Satish were equally helpful in supporting me with the books I needed from different disciplines. These people supported me get through my rough days, I’m really grateful to them all.