It's transition time! In a few weeks' time, you will finally have clarity on whether you will get into a b-school this year or not. If you are wondering what is next for you, read along...
To aid your transition from being an MBA Aspirant to an MBA student, we have curated a list of stories that will help you for the next month. From decoding the average placements to selecting the right b-school for you; we have it all. Also, what to do if you don't convert a call this year.
So without further adieu, here is your reading list for this week.
What To Do If You Convert A B-School This Year
1. Meet Your Future Recruiters - Meet Recruitment Team From TAS, ABGLP, HUL, Shell, AB-InBev, Reliance Industries, And More
Join us for an exclusive workshop this May with top recruiters on Campus. Open to students only from select and top b-schools in India. We are coming to Mumbai, Bangalore, and Delhi. Read more details and register here.
2. Decoding Average Packages, Placements, And More
One of the major things on your plate next would be to decide if the b-school you converted is worth the ROI or not. And not only in terms of money, but also the kind of opportunities you would get. Also, how do you make sense of all the average packages and placement scenarios at different b-schools? Read this to get an idea.
IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta and IIM Bangalore are the top-3 most desirable management institutes of the country – as expected. But are they ranked in the top-3 alphabetically by Aspirants? Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and XLRI Jamshedpur both beat other IIMs.
You have gone past 2,00,000 CAT aspirants and secured a seat in a great MBA college. You belong to the top 1-2% of the applicant pool and if anything, it shows you are a survivor. But the journey has just begun. Here is the list of Dos and Don'ts that you need to keep in mind for the next few months.
Reading is one of the most important habits that you can inculcate in the next few months. A well-read person just has a lot more content to talk about and can stand out in a room full of people pursuing the same goal. An IIM Calcutta student compiles a list of 6 books that you must read.
What To Do If You Don't Convert A Call This Year
There are just two things to it. Whether you give up on your MBA dream or you persevere for another year and make it to the b-school next year. But how do you make this decision? The next three stories will give you all the information you need to take this call.
We know, it's not easy an easy decision. And how many times can you appear for one exam? Well, the simple answer is - 'It Depends'. It depends on your future career aspirations, your profile, and how you think an MBA can contribute to your success. Read this to decide your next steps.
A lot of students take a break from their job or after graduation to just prepare for MBA entrance exams. However, this can backfire when you finally receive a call. Ensure that you can justify your gap year in the interviews. In this story, an XLRI Jamshedpur alumnus pens down her narrative on getting into a b-school despite having a gap year.
There are a lot of options that can help you reach your career goal. MBA was just a means to an end anyway. There are other alternatives where you can put the good use of all learnings which you gained while preparing for CAT and other MBA entrance exams. Check out this detailed guide by an IIM Student.
From Around The Web
World is a noisy place. It can be difficult and confusing to figure out which blogs and websites can give you the maximum returns on time invested in reading them. So, in this section, we have curated the best pieces from around the web, that can help you a well-informed individual.
Communication is one of the first things you learn as a kid. Funny thing is that once we grow up and really start talking, the harder it gets to know how and what to talk and ask for what you want or need. And many times, the day-to-day conversations revolve around mundane things happening in life. But, this story on Medium.com will change how you talk to others in just 3 minutes.
All else being equal, the fastest company in any market will win. Speed is a defining characteristic — if not the defining characteristic of any business and a professional. So how is it that you can make one of the most defining characteristics as a habit in the next few months? Read here.
Focus is more important than discipline. If you have the clarity, and focus, discipline will follow. And you will excel in whatever it is that you want to achieve. Read this story to know how you can focus on what you actually want to do.
What You Can Do In The Meanwhile
A lot of people are surprised when they first come to know that anyone can write on InsideIIM.com and share their stories with us and thousands of other readers on the platform. If ever you wanted a platform to express yourself or just share what you learned whilst preparing for your dream b-school, tell us here.
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Want to read anything specific in the coming week? Comment below and we will try and incorporate it in this series next weekend.