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Describe a personal challenge or obstacle and why you view it as such How have you dealt with it What have you learned from it 300 wordmaximumDuring my last days at Mason I learnt that my father was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic lung cancer The first thing that crossed my mind wasto finish my education and return to India to stay with my family but myfather explained to me that the his battle against cancer is half lostif I it hold my ambitions hostage I realized that he gathered strengthfrom seeing me surge in my career and decided to accept the job atCvent In light of these developments the job at Cvent seemed herculeanbut since joining Cvent I have gone from strength to strengthdelivered projects successfully and became an important member of theCvents product development team Overcoming this challenge is a journey that I am still enduring andfamily support has been a vital factor in the process Conscientiouswork catapulted my role at Cvent and new tasks and responsibilitiesenlivened day to day life To keep me busyI did not have to look beyond my father for inspirationWhile my fathershealth threw up a trying situation it also taught me to live life oneday at a time to its fullestThat meant that I went home from every dayonly when I felt that I did justice to my employer that day Thisattitude brought out the best in me and still keeps me going appreciatethe good things and people in my life Though cancer treatment is onlypalliative a hope that there will be life after cancer and that itsjust a giant pothole is what inspires me everyday to pursue my dreamswith greater zeal one day at a time
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