Posted by: alok | October 3, 2005

My goals and my path to destiny – a total mismatch

I came to ISB with a single track mind – highly focussed – the aim was to secure a good I-Bank job. My entire ISB admissions interview was around that, comparing Infosys vs Cognizant stock performance, Contrarion vs Value investors, Buffetology and all those stuff. I am pretty sure I was one of the most focussed guys at the time of joining.

Days went passed, then weeks, months and now 4 terms…!!! It seems I am nowhere on the path to an I-banking career. Totally screwed-up grades (one of the most important criteria to get a shortlist), no new bullet points added to the resume, dint improve my communication skills, and neither did I improve my financial skills. The worst being not up to the mark performance even in subjects which interested me – DMO, Global Economics, Accounting (Financial and Managerial), Operations and the pathetic performance in Corporate Finance. 😦

Its a real shame on me that I couldn’t get a shortlist for HSBC scholarship, – forget HSBC not even Citigroup when they shortlisted 58 students, and my name was not there.

What am I doing here? Why am I here? If I am not able to pursue a career in finance post MBA, it will be my worst night-mare come true, and I want to avoid it. Dont know what to do…:(
Made an effort at IIMA Confluence Livestock event – but doomed, trying (or rather faffing) for an article for CRISIL – Young Achiever’s Award, but again my too relaxed attitude is coming in way.

Reminds me of the song – ‘Time’ by Pink Floyd.
‘You run and you run to catch-up with the sun but its sinking’….. ‘No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun’.

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