Saturday, September 26, 2009

First trimester Ends

It wasnt very long ago that we landed here... in the city of joy.... We had stars in our eyes.... hopes and dreams of successful careers being built up and seen everyday.... Man what a crazy ride it has been so far... I have learnt that getting into a good b-school is just the tip of the iceberg.. thatmore than 95% lies below the surface..... so my dear friends ... dont let the gloss and glamour of the life which u see the friendly neighbourhood CEO of a multinational leading fool u.... he works day and night for that... and the moment u enter a b-school u will have to do the same... get ready for a fulfilling life with the biggest challenges you could imagine... bcos thats what your going to be doing... After all running a business is not for the faint hearted.... It requires a lot of determination, innovation,Firm decision making skills and the ability to stand by them....

Well I can tell you one thing the rigour of a b-school is amazing... it keeps u on the toes... whether it is the class room, preparation for lectures, dealines for assignments or the various b-school events.... and its all a lot of fun.... Thats the best part of it all.... The subjects are all interesting.... The teacheers are the best... The pedagogy is very different from what you have been through so far... to make the best of these lectures you best read your material before attending classes else your fighting a lost battle...

And then come the b-school events.. Man are you spoilt for choice here.... you can do so many things.... write papers on topics of your choice, participate in debates, have strategy forming competitions, Create marketing plans, come up with ideas for your own business and explore the entrepreneurial streak in you.... SO MUCH SCOPE TO EXPLORE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AS AN INDIVIDUAL!!!!! One may wonder why do all this... but participating in a good mix of these competitions gives you a feeling of what it would be like to actually work in these streams.... Also the thrill you get from participating in these and then winning a few is comparable to nothing else... after all you are pitting yourself against the best brains in the country....Just the whole idea of competing with them gives you a high....

But the thing is one has to be wise enough to choose only the things one is interested in... else it is equally easy to get lost in the flow of competitions and stress yourself out so much.... I guess the one important thing is to know where you are and where you want to go in the future.... If you are clear about that half of your battle is won....

Anyways now that the first trimester is done I feel I am at least clear about what i would not want to do. It hasnt been the smoothest period of my life... there have been major ups and downs..... but I know what I did right and what were my mistakes..... and the thing now is to learn from them, work hard at not repeating them and improve upon my strengths....

Well enough of this gyaan.... I am not in the habit of writing something serious for such an extended period of time... So especially for Swati..... I will introduce some humour....

Tips for a budding MBA
1) Do not let you accounts prof think your sleeping in his class.
2) Try to pay lesser attention to your meals and more to your studies.
3) Do not sit anywhere beyondthe fourth bench ... people here are usually playing computer games in their free times and you will be typecast as a nerd...
4) do not sit on the first bench either else you will be typecast as a snivelling rat who is always looking for favours from teachers....
5) the optimum seats are on the second and third benches
6) If you fall asleep in class when you wake up listen to the prof carefully for 5 mins and ask a super intelligent question based on the proceedings(picked from some of my classmates not implemented yet)

Well thats all i can recall now.... will keep you updated with more in the future as they come to me... :P

But on a more serious note... i can easily say this has been my most interesting learning phase of my life... and i am left gasping for more.... Well got to go.... tc.


6 comments:

Shilpa Phadke said...

hey dexter ! that was an amazing piece dude....a very lucid observation of our class ! keep it flowing :P

horizon said...

thank u thank u...

Swati Handa said...

interesting enrty...written in a style unllike your..or to rephrase it..in a different flavor..and am glad that you are enjoying from your experience :)

Amitrekker said...

in some of your pics, u are in the first bench.. :D

horizon said...

@Swati im g;ad u liked it... but am thinking second trimester is just as depressing as the firt trimester was interesting... thoroughly demotivated...

@ Amit those were the first days of my b-school lyf :P

Minal said...

how much of it are we following yet?? :P
still the same usual tp, time waste and fun n frolic!