MBA has become a Great Indian Obsession after Cricket and Engineering. From giving a series of entrance exams, clearing cut-offs, cracking interviews, moving up the waiting list and finally securing a seat, oh boy! this is such an eventful journey!
My sincere apologies if you think that the destination has arrived. This is just the tip of the iceberg. First, you will be like a Stranger to the Etiquettes being upheld here. Getting into a Committee is not a walk in the park. You will have to take multiple interviews to get into a committee. Staying awake at late night is the norm. Each and every word in your resume is audited. MBA brews Professionalism. LinkedIn will be your bible. You will talk about ‘Networking’ as if you are breathing. With MBAs being de facto residential, you closely connect with people of different age groups on a high note.
At the outset, all those Academics, Assignments, Group Formations and Club activities seem exciting. As things start to pile up, MBA students find themselves in a sea of things to be done and it’s no more animating. There’s a saying that exists ‘If you survive your first semester of your MBA, you can certainly survive any situation in life. Of course, people hardly get the breathing space in MBA. But if you observe carefully, one of the biggest
takeaways from MBA is Prioritization. It’s about setting out with important tasks and managing things. This is a life hack that you need at the corporate. Racing deadlines is a part and parcel of life. An MBA prepares you for that.
Importantly, an MBA teaches you to be Agile. Teaches people to stay afloat. People suffocated with Virtual MBA at first but then didn’t two batches come out with flying colors? This is a testament to the fact that MBA grads are the resilient beings out there. It’s about weathering the storm. Incorporate world, business requirements change every time. People have to stay afloat and handle it. This phase teaches you that no matter what happens life (Corporate) has to go on. It’s also about doing justice to the course. If making it to college is your last achievement when you pass out,
then you royally failed. Do self-realization at times. Most importantly, Learn. Unlearn. Relearn.
Let’s surf on the WAVES man!