A lot has happened in the past two months,albeit not here. MBA is taxing, especially when we try to make sense of business finance 3 hours prior to the exam 😛 . All said, let us not talk ill of the dread. In the days i have spent here, i have learned and re-learned many a things. Let me reiterate some of them for the benefit of the general public who aspire to be in management. In order to sound more organized and to give you an idea of how long this is going to take, let me give a number to the list of things i will talk about:
10 things (that i have to come up with now) –
1) The only things you would manage once you start your two year PGDM course is less sleep and more emails.
2) If you do manage to stay awake and write down the seemingly-valid-points that you or your classmates make in the class, you would probably end up authoring a book titled ‘The Art of Pfaff’ which would be thicker than than ‘The art of war’ by Sun Tsu. (Point no.2 is an example)
3) The two most important phrases that a mican should acquaint thyself with are – ‘It depends‘ and ‘Chill maar yaar‘. Use the former with the faculty and latter with your friends to solve any problem under the sun.
4) Re-learning: CTRL+ALT+DELETE (this time to avoid terminations)
5) If you felt the competition to get into a b-school is tough, wait till you get here. It’s dog-eat-dog and pfaff-beats-pfaff world. You know your peers so much better than you did once you have been through a GD with them (you get to know more if they get in and you don’t :P)
6) Creative is subjective and everything is creative.
7) An open-book examination is tougher than a closed book, as you waste half your time searching hundreds of pages that you have never read.
8 ). The only conscious free time that you get would probably be in the loo. Make good use of it.
9) Remember, the two years of your life that you spend in a b-school is a paid social experiment. Make the most out of it before it takes the most out of you.
10) SOP, EOI, ROI, DCP .. You would start hating 3 letter acronyms
Key to abbreviations and management jargon:
pfaff: Nonsensical talk
termination: spamming from somebody else’s email/FB account
EOI- expression of interest
ROI- Return on investment .. hmm
SOP- Statement of purpose
DCP- Desperate Class Participation
EOM- End of message