10:26 PM, Jan 22, 2012 It was out – the CAT results. Rehaan was nervous, mentally picturing himself undergoing the rigorous hours of preparation, the hundreds of mock CATs he had given – the past few months flashed in front of his mind’s eyes – he was almost begging the gods to reward him for
Author: Raheel Shah
The phone rang a couple of rings before I answered it. It was Shristi at the other end. It was a hectic time with the final placements approaching soon. All of us were busy with resume submissions, regular classes and attending company presentations on campus. One could smell the stink of ruthless ambition among the
In a residential b-school campus, normal body clocks go awfully awry. Most students spend their hours immersed in assignments, case-studies, team-meetings and studying for surprise quizzes. Boring tasks such as dining, lunches, bathing etc demand time too. The first few months are often drowned by hectic schedules, intense rivalry for grades, killing deadlines imposed by
Have you ever been rejected in love? Have you ever been rejected by firm after an interview? There is an underlying feeling common to both situations – a feeling of not being good enough or maybe that feeling of anger towards the object of your affections / the firm….After all, nobody likes rejections. On the
The other day, I was at the bank to run some errands when the manager politely asked me if I had a few moments to spare. He wanted my opinion on something “urgent”. I agreed and he led me to his office. It turns out that the fellow was the branch head and we were
Everyone and their uncles are busy commenting and advising on the placements season that is approaching fast. At most B-schools, the atmosphere had decidedly become more serious and brimming with self-confidence. Yet beneath the veneer, lie a few murky truths and a few clear writings on the wall which no one wants to talk about.
All great things are achieved by strong teams. You assemble a galaxy of superstars but if they don’t form good team, one is left managing inflated egos and ordinary results. Inversely, one can have a bunch of average players coming together to achieve something great. What makes the difference? Usually, it is teamwork with zero
Rajvi was excited. This was the best CAT exam she had undertaken and she felt ecstatic about her performance. The questions were tricky but she could see through the guile and charm of the questions. As she stepped out of the entrance hall, she felt confident about her performance. She decided not to bother preparing
It is the common pool where all the first year MBA students sit and wait for their turns. In few institutes, it is referred to by its colloquial nick name – faccha pool. It is the auditorium where first years students all wait, prepare and pray that they will be called to interview with the
This is the first article in a new series called ‘Alternative Mavericks’ So the CAT season is upon us again and once again, we find ourselves rushing from one mock to another mock, from one sectional test to another, in midst of all this – the Hindu editorials and a whole load of formula-revising beckons.