Monday, September 22, 2008

Kit-kat time

I know it sounds cliched when I say the first term has gone real fast. I also know it sounds even more cliched when I say I am 16.67% a manager now (It IS a sick excuse-for-a-joke, but I am sure all MBAs/managers would have laughed at that). Back home at Chennai for a week long stint of inactivity. I am going to surpass all my existing records of inertia.

My first term had courses on:
Managerial Communication,
Business Government and Society,
Managerial Economics,
Quantitative Methods,
Financial Accounting, and
Managing Organizations.
I guess my best learnings came from FinAc and ManEco. I truly feel like I have learnt something useful from those courses. At least I wont cringe in ignorance the next time I look at an annual report.

Now that term 1 is done, it seems acads will be easier now on, if one is to believe seniors. But I have an eerie feeling that it is all about getting used to being screwed day after day, and that it will never get easier.

Having said that, mid-Nov is when things will TRULY get easier.. By then our summer placement process would be done.. And the run-up to that is going to be quite an experience. We have already been warned that once the term starts next week, we will have a Pre-Placement Talk everyday. And there are loads of stories of how people prepared in the past. All that sounds like stuff that legends are made of. So I happily discount them as ox-excreta. At least most of them.

And placements are going to be even more interesting this time. With all major investment banks pulling shutters down one by one, jokes are getting really skewed on campus. Almost everyone has to quip on how State Bank of Mysore is where we guys are going to get placed. (If someone from SBM is reading this: No offence meant to SBM, I assure you.. I was only reporting what others have been discussing.. Personally I hold SBM in high regard because it has been a.. Well I'll complete it in my SoP and recruitment forms, thank you)

Lets see.

BTW as you might have noticed by now: www.vishfulthinking.com is up :) A whole lot of thanks to all those who responded to my call for votes.

9 comments:

Ravi said...

Vishy, congratulations! I loved that line on SBM. After all, see hows going strong?

subs said...

1)I am 16.67% a manager now
2)But I have an eerie feeling that it is all about getting used to being screwed day after day
3)all that sounds like stuff that legends are made of. So I happily discount them as ox-excreta. At least most of them.
4)Well I'll complete it in my SoP and recruitment forms, thank you.

he he he he..
Im bored of writing "awesome write up":)

cOOL_aLIEN_fRM_mARS said...

Hey...congrats on becoming a proper netizen! :P :)

ரமேஷ் said...

disclaimer notice vera.. loved it.. :) would follow tat in my future posts.. keep cruising..

Ananthasubramanian said...

SBM.. Wow !! So, chances of you getting settled in Mysooru??

Wonderful dude :P :P Would get good company here, until you get married :P :P

King Vishy said...

@ravi..
edho oru thamaashukkaaga than sonnen.. but nejammavae adhan aagum pola irukku :D

@subs..
Am not bored of sayin "thanks" yet.. keep going :P

@cool_alien_frm_mars..
he he.. thank u "senior"!

@ramesh..
Imitation is the most flattering form of flattery :) thanks!

@ananthasubramanian..
Adapaavigala.. mudive panniteengala! :(

Karthick Prabu said...

Mr. Vishwanath,
Manager of Ulavarsandai.

Hows it? ('Veera' rajini style)

King Vishy said...

@karthick prabu..

vendha punnu la vaela paaichaadhayyaa!!

Ananthasubramanian said...

An Indian company with the stature of SBM is far better than Lehman Brothers at this moment :) :)

Hayyo.. Hayyo !!