Saturday, February 25, 2006

All the best B-schoolers!

It’s that time in life when you don’t want something to happen, but know real well that it’s going to. Yes, at long last, I’ve decided against prolonging the ‘parting’ post.

With just about 3 more days to go, the mood is all set for departure from the campus. All classes, exams, parties – including the farewell one, last minute games, eat-outs, movie outings, digital collections and group outings are over. What is left is the final placement process. For the ones who are content with the lateral offer(s) that one’s got till date, there isn’t even a placement process to look forward to. It’s like a double edged sword. For people who are participating in the placements, the ‘departure’ feelings are subdued with the expectations of how they are going to fare in the process. For the rest who don’t have the burden of mulling over what companies to apply to and what not to, the fact that life in the campus is over looms hard.

For me though, it’s been a mixture of feelings. I wonder why I really haven’t been significantly impacted by the prospect of leaving. May be coz I’m old (mature?) enough, or may be coz I’ve seen too many departures and learned to live on. But what is true is that it’s been a terrific fun-filled ride throughout, with arguably some of the smartest people in the country. And I’m so glad I went through this. [But yes, almost everyone in a similar situation says such stuff. So, what the heck? I’ll stop right here. I’d probably devote a separate post to what my initial expectations from an IIM were and how much I’ve been satisfied.]

But the essence is: the placement days are going to be quite an experience for a lot of B-schoolers. Those 2/3 days could decide between what you were all this time and what would become of you. So, here’s wishing all luck to B-schoolers who are about to participate in the placement program. All the best guys!


At Sunday, February 26, 2006 12:31:00 AM, Blogger Jam said...

Hey there Govar,

It's quite funny how a small span of time such as 22 odd months can convert people who you didn't even know into acquaintances to friends and sometimes even into people who you probably cannot even live without calling up at least once in a day.

I guess that's all part of the entire hostel experience. Now that you've put up this post, I ll probably follow it up with another final post from the good ol' hill sometime soon.


At Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:46:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

Hmm. Follow up with a post. Would be nice to see all the final posts and how people react to the situation. :)

At Sunday, February 26, 2006 9:09:00 AM, Blogger Manish Saini said...

i guess u have summed it up. at times it becomes strangely difficult for oneself to judge his feelings.
Anyways, u reminded me that I need to start the packing today.
Am eagerly hoping to read your blog in future. Gud luck for everything.....

At Sunday, February 26, 2006 6:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In placement context, the most important thing to know is your innate talent or potential which can only be known by trial and error of work experience- Make your passion your profession

At Monday, February 27, 2006 5:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey buddy...
So, u r in the final proceedings!!!
After that, any plan to come to CBE/Chennai? Or over to Mumbai?
(Atlast I managed to post a comment on ur blog..:-)))

At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 11:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

bugger, i want those fotos :-) ... anyways, have fun with ur mixed feelings :-) .. i am getting senti everyday abt leaving the molehill!!

At Friday, March 03, 2006 7:14:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good luck to you machi :)

At Friday, March 03, 2006 3:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Govar,
Good Luck for your new endeavour.
Life is some what similar to train journey, where you meet new people, get aquianted, but when your station comes you have to go...with the sweet memories, lessons and usefull experiences..


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