I want to start my journey with the great saying by Martin Luther king which any how resembles to me when I step down on the Pune Airport on 3rd June ’14 to reach SIC campus for MBA-ITBM 2014-16 programme with much expectations and dreams in my eyes for the bright future.
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
I was coming from my home town “Kanpur” with biding adieu to my mom and dad who have more dreams and expectations from me and never ending strong faith in me ..
My state of mind was that I was bewildered and sort of tsunami waving into my mind about my decision to shift from professional to academic life but I was continuously calming my self that about my decision and I was sure that i will be successful in exploring unfathomable ocean.
Post reaching the airport having all the bargaining deals like an old lady with the auto driver for half hour and trying to win the deal for just Rs 300 for SIC Hinjawadi campus which was approx 30 km was like hitting head into the wall but this art was in my blood no matter I win or loss.So cant help!After all the discussions and egoistic comments between the driver and myself i managed to reach campus in just Rs 220 by auto as well as by bus with two heavy luggage in my hand so this was my first test of my managing and decision making skills prior to MBA.
Post reaching the SIC campus ,searching for the hostel carrying heavy luggage was like treasure hunt for me ,after checking with security guards i got to know D hostel is approx 1 km away from campus but any how i managed to reach D hostel again negotiating with my mentor”auto vala”.. there fore I realize one thing for my next two years of my life that I will get chance to interact frequently with auto drivers in MBA carreer..that’s sure!.. Finally i got my room in hostel with two new friends ,happily be called as “three musketeers”
Next day was the induction day moreover to be called as beginning D day in SIC auditorium in which the guest invited was citrix director ,alumini of SCIT Abhilash Verma in which he was allowed to share his MBA experience with us . I reached at sharp 11 am for induction to begin and was amazed to see all the beautiful white washed faces in white formals like priest waiting in any catholic church silently. However I was lucky to find the last row seat as always but was not sure whom to speak and start the conversation and experiences. The guests arrived and was welcomed with lightening of the lamp .The overwhelming and motivated speech of director with slideshow which gave an overview of the MBA life at SCIT and gave me strong feeling that for next two years i need to be multitasking in order to have fun and handle academic pressure.
I was waiting to find out the hostel rules and regulations but unfortunately was not covered in induction, but was later covered by the Campus Administarator Col.Kadam. The speech given by Abhilash stimulated me to be in his shoes one fortunate day for being a complete successful man like Raymond. After the induction i got a lucky chance to interact with all my colleagues which felt me to realize everyone was here with a big dream in their belly…
Overall it was a great experience towards first ray of sunlight which made me realize as beautifully said by Carl Bard.
“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”
Welcome and cheers to all my SCIT friends…!!