placements…and me…

21 Feb

So…I finally manage the 1st enter post the initial placement days.

The placement period at any campus is truly the most challenging one…at each and every individual level. And it actually goes for even the ones getting placed on the 1st day. ISB wasn’t any different…

The big 2 of consulting…(Mc-Donalds and BombayCG) started their tryst with the students on Friday. Mc was lookin at impressive numbers…and BCG was going strong on the sheer marketing efforts they had plugged in throughout the year. And the shortlist was essentially the who’s who of ISB. All the dean listers…the top extracurricular performers and the uniquely diverse candidates (a doctor turned detective…and a PhD Army Guy…and the likes).

I was part of the BCG shortlist…and was quite prepared. However, the other side didn’t seem to agree and I wasn’t part of the 2nd shortlist, that came about after the initial 2 rounds of interview. But then…I am to blame myself…I really wasn’t my best…!

Nevertheless, Saturday came and both the firms were into their 3rd rounds…! And with the day…came the remaining big consults…and the big FMCGs.

I was interviewing with ATK and Citi. Finally got in through ATK and closed the process by accepting their offer. And am really happy with it. Shall be posted most probably off Delhi…and the work is truly world class and almost similar, if not higher, when compared to the Donalds and the Bombays…! :)

It is such a relief of sorts…u hv been working towards something all this while…and then it finally happens. Forget the fact tht my mom knows shit abt the company…my dad tolds his friends tht I have got through some AT Carnage firm…and R after all my explanations regarding the compensation, role, location etc asks me “so…tell me…would you be now called an investment banker…???”
“ummmm…ATK is one of the world’s largest management consulting firm…so what part of this statement DIDN’T YOU UNDERSTAND…???????”

Offers closing in…VM cracked the highest offer on campus so far…and some really neat offers were made left right and center. Donalds took 10 students…an Indian record…!

Some sad moments also happening…but its awesome fun as part of the PLACOM to be fighting such issues and still reach home at 2 in the morning after a hard day’s work…feeling good about the fact that another 50 odd people and their families shall sleep a very satisfied sleep tonight…!

Waiting for a lot more records to be broken…and a lot more smiles on campus…!


PS: Even though people r after my life for a treat and all tht…i have a list of 19 people who have to get a job before i can even think of celebrating. the count as of today is 7…! hang in there guys…!

10 Responses to placements…and me…



February 21st, 2006 at 5:38 am

congrats on the placement…



February 21st, 2006 at 7:29 am




February 21st, 2006 at 9:51 am

Hi ankur, i am an alum (2003) and enjoy your blog and bharani’s the most …congrats on ATK, that;s a cracker of a job … all the best… did Vijay get in MC ? have they taken him higher than JA ? b cos they usually give isb recruits the JA title and the same salary – 14 L .. is he higher ?




February 21st, 2006 at 11:04 am

congratzz dude….u deserve it !!
grrrr now Im kinda regrettin my decision of postponin my ISB application …
so u bttr gimme a nice ATKian standard treat before i undergo maniacal depression !!



February 21st, 2006 at 1:34 pm

congrats buddy. Glad you achieved what you had set out to achieve.

I was part of placecom at my undergrad college and it sure is a lot of fun.. and a very satisfying experience indeed.



February 21st, 2006 at 4:23 pm




February 21st, 2006 at 10:44 pm

So many more to go from 7??in your list of 19..
That is such an awesome thought…
How come all you nice blokes are concentrated in that one institution.


Amit Samant

February 22nd, 2006 at 12:12 am

congo dude!!…rock @ ATK…
..and the thot abt ur frnds…truly humble one…
i wish all the other guys get grt jobs and u guys party hard !!



February 22nd, 2006 at 9:03 am

Thanks everyone for your wishes. its really touching! :)

Vijay has got through Diamond Cluster. and No..he has been taken in at a much senior position. Which also explains his compensation etc.

Dude…come in this year…it will be much better! :)

Well…its an awesome experience being part of it…totally love the feeling!

Oh will u ever stop! laloo..!

Thanks dude…



February 27th, 2011 at 8:20 am

Congrats dude…I am a ISB Aspirant….follow your blog regularly…All the Best

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