Published by MBA Skool Team, Published on April 10, 2012
Life @ B-school starts with an ‘aha’ followed by lots of ‘phew’ and ends with a ‘wow!’ What changes the fastest in a B-school is your perception about it and life in there.
A (good) B-school selects students based on how they perform in CAT (I mean the concerned entrance test) and their academic scores and then expects from these ‘grade-ke-liye-kuch-bhi-karega’ geeks to become indifferent about grades and do some other stuffs, and to hell these bookworms learn to do so from the word go.
Life @ a B-school is a basket of ‘paradoxes’, ‘oops’, ‘damn it’, ‘gotcha’, ‘OMG’ and their sibling stuffs. One puts in one’s best foot forward in a B-school with dreams like studying a lot, becoming a topper, reading lots of books, participating in B-schools fests, along with enjoying the last two years of academic life with good bunch of friends, with intelligent girls (of course I’m talking about boys in here) and finally securing a good job in an MNC with a short, followed by a medium and long term, plans (well I don’t know, which is an apt word for this goal/target/plan/mission, these MBA jerks confuse people with closely related words). Sooner than later (s)he realises that the SWOT analysis (s)he did for the GD/PI process was a kinder Garden exercise and so that was way different from the naked truth.
Life @ B-school is lot more than what meets to eye. If it’s not a cakewalk then it’s not a yoke around one’s neck too. It’s about burning midnight oil and doing (no)thing, it’s about brainstorming and taking no conclusion back home, it’s accepting everything and sustaining nothing, it’s saying ‘my friend I agree to what you said’, when you hate the person and abhor the idea, it’s about inclusive learning, it’s a journey with sweetest friends with great mettle, with differentiating capability, it’s learning from wizards, it’s meeting corporate honchos, it’s getting to know THE REAL life, it’s a place where dreams are transformed into the reality, It’s an arena where you learn as how to take the bull by the horns, it’s life @ a B-school.
This article has been authored by Baghelsher Singh from IMI, New Delhi.
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