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The d-day is coming

Posted by itheabsolute on January 13, 2006

The campus is abuzz with pre-placement talks and the derivative debates on which company has a better offer to make. The companies, some of them the best in the world, are going all the way to woo the candidates. If one company is distributing souvenirs, another is sending an individual PPT invite to each student. Every good company wants day 1 slot and the best candidates.

Given this, academics have taken a back seat. There is no point studying if one cannot convert a job. We are working hard, rather harder, but are worried about the uncertainty. Some will hit jackpot, while others will face some disappointments. It is a question of matching expectations with results. This is the toughest part of the b-school life, for both the students and the school administration.

In the last few days, there have been very positive developments for some students on campus as far as placements are concerned. The economy is booming, the school has the best curriculum, great professors, and bright & experienced student body – there is no reason the placements should not be terrific. Given that the entire placements, including many of them at lateral level, will happen over ten day period, managing logistics is challenge for the management and keeping the tempo and energy to attend and do well in all the interviews till one gets what he want is a great challenge for students. Management is difficult everywhere. Even in a management school.

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