Voice of an EA -Harsh Agarwal
Q. How has your experience in Chegg been?
The experience with Chegg until now has been amazing. Working as an Expert Answerer on the Chegg Question and Answer Board is a pleasure and honour. It has given me a great opportunity to polish my knowledge and to interact with students studying in foreign universities. Apart from the monetary gain, the amount of exposure to international education that I get is a big plus in my professional and teaching career.
Q. What else do you do apart from answering on the Chegg Q&A Board?
I am working as a Product Manager full-time and take out time every day for Chegg. Trying to balance both Chegg answering and my full-time work daily has made me professionally stronger as well. Chegg has made me get familiar with how the education system works internationally and has thus broadened my thinking. Also, in the last one and a half year, I have sharpened my subject knowledge and have almost mastered the subject. Last but not least, with the income that I earn at Chegg, I am able to pay EMIs of my house loan.
Q. Tell us something about your education?
I have done Master’s in business administration (Marketing). I answer all the questions related to my subject. I generally answer those questions that I am very confident in answering.
Q. What is fascinating about working for Chegg?
I get to deal with international students every day and over time, I have understood how the international education system works and what they expect a student to learn. This has given me a lot of exposure. I earn a good amount of money which has really helped me progress in life in many ways and my self-confidence has increased in the last one and a half year. Constantly working on a single subject for the last eighteen months, has broadened my subject knowledge, endowing me with a very strong command over the subject. This has a direct and positive bearing on my professional life as well. Lastly, the amount of respect I get from everywhere just because I work as an Expert Answerer for Chegg is something worth working for.
Q. Cite a memorable moment?
I received a comment from a student appreciating me for the answer I posted. The feeling of satisfaction when your work is appreciated by someone miles away defies expression. Also, not in particular, but teaching international students daily, boosts a lot of confidence in me and in my teaching career.
Q. What is your prime motive while answering questions?
The only motive is to provide quality answers so that the time and effort that I spend in answering bear fruit and help students globally. It has been almost 1.5 years and I am now well-versed with the quality guidelines provided by Chegg, I just follow the same and try to break a tough concept into bite-size steps and give the necessary information in the answers that can be helpful for the student.
Q. How many questions do you manage to solve in a day?
During peak season, my target is 12-15 questions a day. I am genuinely fortunate to get such an amazing learning and earning opportunity for life. Thank you, Chegg!
Q. Have you introduced anyone to Chegg?
I introduced a few of my friends to Chegg and some of them are actively answering questions on the Chegg Question & Answer Board.
Q. If Chegg gives you a full-time opportunity, would you avail?
Yes. It is a privilege to be amid these masterminds. If I were given a full-time opportunity, I would never let that go. 😊