Whenever it’s asked, “Why MBA?” no matter what answer we provide, somewhere down the line, the hidden answer is a job or quest for a better life! We have read several struggle stories of people making it to the much-coveted BSchools of India, but today, let’s read about those who indulged in a completely different path altogether either before or after their MBA and what were the life lessons they derived from their journey!
After graduating from NIT Jamshedpur, Palak Kumar decided to pursue his passion for quizzing. At the crossroads of his career, he decided to get into quizzing leaving aside his engineering career. What followed was a journey filled with hosting over 150 quiz shows for schools, colleges, and corporates all over Asia. Meet Palak Kumar from IIM Kozhikode and know about his incredible story!
Starting with collaborations with brands to being a video jockey, from content writing to posting about travel and fashion, the life of an Instagram influencer might look glamorous but comes with a lot of hard work.
The best thing that an HR curriculum teaches you is how to deal with people and how to connect with people. And when you start your own business, it’s one of the most important skills that a person need. After working with 7+ companies, here’s how Aparna D. Ponnappa went on to start her journey as an entrepreneur and how she became the first female entrepreneur in her family.
Sanya Sethi, an international badminton player went on to pursue her MBA from FORE School of Management. In this article, she talks about her transition from a career in sports to management, what are the valuable life lessons that badminton taught her and how she gauged a balance between her passion for badminton along with management studies.
In the pursuit of day to day academics, we would all agree than often, sports take a back seat. Marrying both sports and academics becomes a challenging task to fathom. But have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a sports manager looks like? How would it feel like to be associated with nurturing and developing budding talents into stars of tomorrow? Watch this video as Atul Kumar, an XLRI alum shares his experience of doing it real-time!
Amidst the lockdown and looming uncertainty over a lot of careers, here’s an inspiring story of a boy who used to deliver newspapers door to door and had one dream in his eyes; to wear a suit and become a manager but life had other plans for him. Here’s the story of Rakesh Kunbi who made it to IIM Rohtak!
An engineer from Odisha, Sailesh Hota had picked up a liking for stand-up comedy from his college years at NIT Tiruchirappalli. At a time when the comedy circuits across the country were booming, thanks to the rising internet consumption and the hunt for fresh and edgy content, Sailesh found himself enjoying every bit of the stand-up process. From one-off college performances, he started going for open mics and gradually got better at it. This article is on his talk where he shares it all!
Kunj Sanghvi, Content Head at InsideIIM, spoke at i5 Summit at IIM Indore about his career journey. Kunj talks about learning the harsh truths of the real world at each stage in life and how he grew through it all. If you want to know the reality of the media business and life, you’ll love this talk.
What does it take to strike out as an entrepreneur? How do you deal with the uncertainty, the endless work hours and low paychecks? If you want to know how it’s done, check out this article featuring Pragya Batra, Co-Founder @Quirksmith, Ex Consultant @Bain & Co. & INSEAD Alum.