Discover Shashank’s inspiring journey from a reluctant engineering student to a passionate aspiring product manager. Although he initially disliked engineering, financial constraints and self-doubt prevented him from changing his career path. Today, Shashank is interning to become a product manager, and he absolutely loves it. His success story is a testament to the people who supported his career transition. “Buddy for Study,” an Indian NGO, helped him apply to the L’Oréal for Youth program, a life-changing opportunity. Shweta and her team at L’Oréal provided him with free access to L’Oréal Boost, a collection of business courses on Coursera, and facilitated meetings with influential figures, including Michael, the global VP at L’Oréal. They also matched Shashank with his ideal mentor, Maharshi, who provided invaluable guidance.

Shashank’s story reinforces the idea that “when there’s a will, there’s a WE,” showcasing the power of mentorship and support in finding one’s true calling