Abinaya Purusothaman started volunteering with Blaze Your Trail in December 2020, with a dream of landing a job in the Salesforce ecosystem for greater flexibility.
Throughout 2021 she joined our morning classes (6 - 8am) while also getting her preschooler breakfast, dressed and ready.
They took a 30 mins train ride to the city, where her daughter was at childcare, and then she walked another 20 minute walk to her office.
Abinaya was deemed an essential worker so she worked right through the Sydney lockdown, finishing work at 6pm. Her husband picked their daughter up from childcare and then collected Abinaya. They returned home for dinner, where Abinaya’s husband often worked until 9pm.
If this were you, would you manage to get out of bed to study at 6am every day? People are amazing!
Abinaya’s experience has enabled her to secure work from home as a Salesforce business analyst for MTX and an Associate Consultant for Infosys.
Her daughter will start school nearby. Abinaya will have a far greater work-life balance, and she will continue to join Jessica and the team at Blaze Your Trail at 6am to learn and give back.
Abinaya says “Blaze your Trail gave me a wonderful opportunity to gain real-world hands-on experience in Salesforce which has helped me land my first job in the Salesforce ecosystem. Through Blaze your Trail volunteering, I have learnt a lot which helped me be confident during my interviews.”