Celebrating the Triumph Over Challenges - Anushka Shrestha, MBA Spring 2020 As I reflect on my MBA journey in the past couple of years, I am reminded of the unprecedented challenges that we all faced due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these obstacles, I am incredibly proud to have emerged stronger, more resilient, and equipped with a wealth of knowledge and skills that I could have only dreamed of before. I had the opportunity to learn from top industry leaders, collaborate with talented peers, and tackle complex business challenges. Pursuing an MBA has not been a cakewalk, considering the hurdles encountered by Nepal's education sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We all encountered difficulties and obstacles throughout this endeavor. But I persevered, and I believe I have emerged stronger and more capable because of it. My decision to enroll in SAIM's MBA program was fueled by my desire to seize new opportunities upon my return to Nepal. The institution's commitment to excellence, holistic learning environment, and unwavering support from faculty and peers have truly transformed this journey into an unforgettable adventure. From insightful lectures and thought-provoking discussions to collaborative projects and real-world case studies, every moment within SAIM's virtual platforms and later on at physical classrooms have been a stepping stone towards my personal and professional growth. I am immensely grateful for the faculty members who not only imparted their wisdom but also inspired me to push my boundaries and explore uncharted territories. But my gratitude extends beyond the academic realm. SAIM has provided me with a community that cheered me on during the late-night study sessions, celebrated my success, and stood by me during moments of doubt. Your unwavering support has been instrumental in shaping me into the confident individual I am today. As I stand on the brink of new beginnings, I am excited to embark on the next chapter of my journey, armed with the tools and insights gained from SAIM. With the solid foundation laid by this exceptional institution, I am confident that the opportunities that lie ahead will be nothing short of remarkable. Thank you, SAIM, for the tremendous journey. Thank you for your unwavering support, thank you for turning challenges into stepping stones, and for empowering me to reach greater heights. I look forward to continued success and growth in the future and to making the institution proud as I step into the world as a proud SAIM alumnus. To all aspiring MBA candidates, remember that the path might be tough, but the rewards are immeasurable. Keep pushing forward, keep embracing challenges, and keep believing in yourself – for the future is brighter than ever.