Sunday, August 02, 2009

GMAT @ Tech

This is an impulse post. Just heard from Techian junior Srikkant that he has scored 760 on the GMAT. This is something I wanted to tell him, but posting here as they are derived from some convictions I have in life.

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Awesome da! Congrats and best wishes! The most important thing now for you is to make proper choices.
And live with them.
I often am asked by people if I settled for less despite my GMAT score. I personally don't think so, though I am not sure how many will be able to see the sense my decision makes to me. When I took my GMAT, it was just a backup option for the future in case CAT 2007 didn't work out well. By God's grace, both worked well for me, and I stuck to my priorities I had decided on before the results came out. I am extremely happy with IIMB and am sure I made the best possible decision when I had the choices in my front. So also when I chose Tech over Anna Univ after my class 12. People still curve their eyebrows when they hear of that decision of mine. But again, absolutely no regrets from my side. Totally happy with that choice too. But had I not been so sure of my happiness with these decisions, others could have drilled into and weakened my conviction about these past choices of mine. It did require me to be considerably apathetic to others' opinions and stick to my guns, and that did require some effort.
So, in short, make your choice with good reason, and NEVER EVER regret about it later.
Cheers!
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Well that ends the letter of sorts.

I personally got very excited hearing of this news from him because GMAT had never been so popular an option at good ol' Tech. Placements had always been choice no. 1. GRE and GMAT were not too common until around the time I graduated. GRE was becoming hot at that time and saw loads of Techians seeking US visas. GMAT is still awaiting that sort of patronage from Tech. When I chose to write the exam, there were no seniors to guide me. Found it a bit difficult to accumulate exam gyan from different sources and organize them into a package of sorts (and hence happened my GMAT posts on my other blog). But again, around that time, a few of my mates at Tech took the GMAT too (JP thalai, Rathu thalai, Phalgun, Deepthi etc).
I hope successes like these will lead Tech folks in greater numbers towards the GMAT.

(p.s.: For the uninitiated, 'Tech' is the general word used to refer to PSG Tech in and around Coimbatore.)

10 comments:

R.Balamurugan said...

Engeyo kettadhu madhiriye irruke.....

murali said...

anna univ la padichirundha..may be you would have went on do a Ph.D :-)

King Vishy said...

@bala..
Eh? Have i told you before? :)

@murali..
Dai dai dai.. comedy pannadhe da :)

umeshkarthy said...

Tech and GMAT were never friends.. Very true.
Even today, some 10+ ppl i know (Techians) are going to US for MS.. but hardly 3 or 4 have joined MBA this year.. :)

R.Balamurugan said...

Yes...You have... :-)

King Vishy said...

@umeshkarthy..
Ya.. and guess you are one of those 3 or 4 :D

@bala..
Oh! :) Not surprised..

R Srikkant said...

It is really flattering to find a mention in your immensely popular blog! With hardly a month of prep, i must admit, luck has been on my side! Thanks na!

Arunpadmanabhan said...

I like the bottom line of this blog - Have the Conviction to stick to your decisions .. But I think the issue of GMAT and Tech not going hand in hand is, I think, pretty much the same for any college da .. Its more so because of the financial burden associated with it and to some extent the work-ex clause that is required for apping .. And also I dunno how many people make a conscious choice to do MBA after engineering .. given this I think GMAT is a bigger commitment compared to CAT..

King Vishy said...

@srikkanth..
You are welcome.. And I wont put it down to luck so easily.. Screw your humility :)

@Arunpadmanabhan..
Very true.. GMAT is often not considered for money reasons.. but then, if you consider what you could possibly earn 2 years down the line, eventually it's just about how you can manage those 2 yrs.. The rest will be automatic..

சங்கீதன் said...

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