A Day in The Life at CollPoll: Dhanasekar Natarajan, Senior Product Engineer I

A Day in The Life aqt CollPoll: Dhanasekar Natarajan

Hi everyone, my name is Dhanasekar Natarajan. I am currently working with CollPoll, a digital campus platform for higher education institutions, as Senior Product Engineer I in the Engineering Team wherein I plan and create some amazing stuff with my team.

Here, I aim to share with you an inside look into my daily routine, from the mundane to the exciting. Whether it’s the simple tasks that make up my day or the occasional adventures that come my way, I want to give you a glimpse into my life and how I navigate it. Join me as I share my experiences, challenges, and lessons learned; hopefully, you’ll find something that resonates with you. Let’s begin!


Engineering Team - CollPoll at Coorg offsite!

Engineering Team – CollPoll at Coorg offsite!


When team CollPoll asked me about my typical day, I couldn’t stop but share:

What’s one thing that excites you the most in your day?

Having a long-term goal of improving myself motivates me naturally. I really like waking up early every morning and hitting my fitness goals.

What’s the most challenging thing about your work?

The process of finding a solution for a development problem is easy; the process of coming up with a long-term and sustainable solution is tricky. Additionally, identifying the root cause of production bugs in legacy code is also a challenge sometimes.

What does your typical workday look like?

My typical day is full of adventures! We do everything from building an architecture for the database, preparing a development plan, and fixing critical bugs.

What’s the coolest part of your work?

My work doesn’t restrict me to regular tasks; I can work on anything I find interesting. So, more opportunities to learn & grow!

What energizes and drains you when you’re at work?

Knowing that I have my team behind me, motivates me to keep going.

While repetitive tasks and multiple meetings definitely drain me at times! So, I prefer variety in tasks and regular breaks.

How would you describe your work experience in 3 words or less?

Engineers are always designing stuff and brainstorming new ideas. And my work experience has always given me that. In 3 words, I would describe it as – Challenging, Fulfilling, and Super-engaging.

What has been your best memories at CollPoll?

A particular highlight of my experience is the internship time I spent with the CollPoll team at the office. We worked, had amazing food, shared some laughs, brainstormed ideas, played table tennis, and had a wonderful time together. Those moments will always be treasured by me.

My recognition as a “Conqueror” by the company on the Coorg trip is another great memory for me. Well, I’m looking forward to building many more!


Team CollPoll at Bangalore office!

Team CollPoll at the Bangalore Office!


What is the key ingredient for achieving success?

The key to success is consistency. The only way to achieve your goal is to be determined and follow a routine every single day. The secret is to – reevaluate and adjust your goals as you grow!

That concludes another day in my life! I hope this blog has given you a unique perspective into my world and how I go about my day. Whether it’s the activities that I engage in, the challenges I face, or the moments of joy and excitement, I hope that you’ve found something here that has been enjoyable or even informative. Until next time, thank you for joining me on this journey, and I look forward to sharing more of my life with you in the future!

And that’s a typical day for me at CollPoll!

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