One year reflection on my B-School journey

It has been months since I’ve written anything here, thanks to my busy B-School life. But I’ve stolen the time from my internship and today I’m going to write about my reflection on the journey so far.

First things first, what were the feelings I had when I decided to choose IMT Ghaziabad as my Alma mater? It was a mixed bag of both good and bad. Being always the class topper in school, having an aggregate of more than 80% in engineering, I always had a sense of pride instilled myself of what I am and what I can achieve. But, however good you are, there must always be someone who is ahead of you. It has happened with me and I can guarantee it will happen with you. While going for B-School, I knew people who were going to a better one than I was. I always feared whether IMT would be good enough for me or not but when I joined I was completely flabbergasted or rather clean bowled. The kind of crowd I saw here is incredible. One of the advantages of having a huge ( and by huge I really mean humongous) batch size is you can see the diversity and learn from everyone. When they say B-School is a good place for networking, I firmly believe IMT is the best one in this respect.

Talking about my journey so far, initial couple of weeks were completely appalling, the Personality development sessions by seniors, the back to back introductory courses and then the various interviews for committee selection. And what added the fuel to fire was my eternal homesickness. I have no shame in admitting that I use to cry in bed. I was completely lost during the first term. My grades were low and I was afraid whether I have made the worst decision of my life. I used to get very nervous during the presentations in the starting. I used to shy away from class interactions thinking that I might have a stupid opinion.

But all this didn’t last long. I have seen an improvement in myself term on term. Today I’m not afraid of anything, be it interviews, class participation, presentations or simple interactions. This is the beauty of B-school life, more than anything, it teaches you to come out of your own inhibitions. Initially I came with a mindset that there is no social life in an MBA school, I was proven wrong again, made some very close friends here. I Sat through a lot of interviews during summer placements got rejected again and again, felt very dejected. But now when I look back, I see every dismayed experience as a learning opportunity, I’ve learnt from everything and have grown as a person.

Yes, the B-School life seems very tough, it is difficult to adapt initially but once everything sets in place, it is like a launchpad. It depends upon you to decide your projectile motion. I felt vulnerable at times but came out strong. The key take away anyone can get from here is to become adaptable and flexible according to the situations and surroundings. The key to survival in today’s world is agility.

Now, I’m eagerly waiting for my second year to start. Until then, I miss you IMT!