exciting time ahead…

22 Jan
2006

As usual…long time…!

Its strange that inspite of the ‘heat’ on campus…I failed to write much about the entire placement season here at ISB. So here goes…my take on the placements…and what I am going through at this precise moment…

The PPTs (pre placement talks) are happening. At times 3 in number. The attendance at all of them have been more than satisfactory…and even the roles etc are pretty impressive.


Occasionally…the following sequence happens…
Student 1: “what the f*** is this company Agilent…never ever heard of it”
Student 2: “I know man…these weird companies coming over and all”
Student 3: “dude…I have heard of the company…its good”
Student 1 and Student 2: “F*** OFF”

During PPT
Agilent: “our salaries shall be between 17 and 28 lacs…depending on experience…”
Everyone: Jaws dropped…shat in pants…foot in mouth

Student 1: “ohhh man…Agilent rocks…was always my dream company”
Student 2: “I know man…mine too”
Student 3: “someone heard of this company ebay? They are coming for a PPT. is it any good”
Student 1 and Student 2: “F*** OFF”


Anyways…as one can deciper…moods and preferences are changing…faster than I can say “holy moly”…and the atmosphere is just mind blowing…

Not many people on campus are sleeping before 3…not many are getting up for their 8.30 class either. The race is to have “Ankur Warikoo Resume Version 19883.2” stored somewhere on your hard-disk…to have cracked 7897893 cases…to blurt out “so tell us something about yourself” in less than 23 microseconds…to get 3 suits stitched…to find as many ties as you can…and shirts to complement the same…!

The race is to find a job…! Well…not just that…it needs to be well paying…! The role is only incidental…!

Mckinsey asked for resumes last week…the shortlist is coming out tomorrow…! BCG’s deadline for application is tom. Infosys has posted some 24 odd jobs…! Mittal Steel and EDS have finished their process…DB is still wondering how the hell did the IIMB get away for so long…!

Spend my day working on my resume…working on others…reading cases…working on personal interview questions…attending PLACOM meetings…reading the newspapers…and the markets…and counseling people on what to do…(well…what not to do…given my history…!!!)

Exciting time ahead…looking forward to it…

~a

5 Responses to exciting time ahead…

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educatedunemployed

January 23rd, 2006 at 5:00 am

Whoa, thats nerve wrecking and still your sense of humor is intact.Awesome.Good luck!

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ankur

January 23rd, 2006 at 9:36 am

well…the ‘senses of humor’ is the only thing that will probably remain intact at the end of it..!

:)

~a

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Anonymous

January 23rd, 2006 at 12:40 pm

Ankur, Good luck for these interviews.

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Kapil

January 25th, 2006 at 12:57 pm

Best of Luck dude…rock the corps..

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ankur

January 25th, 2006 at 4:25 pm

thanks dude. will surely try my best…!

~a

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