many many full moons ago...
Just a couple of hours seperate me from the morning of 2007. The morning,when I'll take my Financial Statement Analysis exam. How romantic! Thats not all. There are a couple of nice parties happening on the New Years eve. and guess what! I'll not be attending any of those.
The round 1 results for admission to the ISB were declared 2 days ago. Some people were escatic, some dejected and all the others are waitlisted. Thats exactly how it was last year. I remember each and every moment of that Abu Dhabi winter morning (Jan 7, 2006) when the R1 resutlts for the class of 2007 were declared. I didnt sleep the night before. Infact, I had a long walk with R paaji (btw paaji, I miss those long walks and the roof-top pizzas and coffees) at night in anticipation of a favourable result next day morning. Next day morning saw my anxiety levels sky-rocket. But then, I got the mail - the mail that brought me here, to this roller-coaster ride.
I wrote my term 3 final exams yesterday. Yes, term 3 is over. Welcome to term 4@ISB. It’s going real fast man. May be, a bit too fast for comfort. It feels like I landed here just a couple of days ago. However, I guess that’s how it always is. In this case particularly, one gets trapped (is discombobulated the right word?) in the maze of activities one gets to (is made to) indulge in. Besides the normal scheduled class lectures, there are guest talks, there are assignments, there are group meetings and then there are exams, and more exams. I believe that shows up in my bloging patterns as well. However, I guess I have decided to be regular with my blogs from now on, which in no way means that I expect to have spare time now. Infact, my kitty is fuller now than it ever was. I am doing an ELP with HSBC. I have enrolled for the ‘Planning an Entrepreneurial Venture’ course. And lo! As if this is not enough, term 4 is actually a 4 week term.
I've been getting a lot of mails and phone calls from people who want to make it to the ISB the next year. This doesn't surprise me one bit, for ISB is getting a few notches higher everyday. I have hence decided to post a series of articles in the same space for the benefit of all those who want to experience this roller-coaster ride next year. The first step towards this direction is the GMAT. No one can downplay the importance of a good GMAT score. I'll discuss this aspect at length in my next post on the Destination ISB series. Stay tuned and keep reading.
This is my first post from the ISB. As I compose this post, I find myself going through a plethora of emotions. While I am excited about being a part of this wonderful institution, I also get nostalgic at the thought of the times when I was preparing (and hoping) to get here. In the last one week or so, I've got real insights into the life@ISB and have got my expectations straight in terms of intensity of the programme. We have already had a host of parties in the last couple of days and now everyone is kind of looking forward to the core terms to begin. This reminds that the core terms will indeed begin in a few days and I'd rather get started with my books :)