Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Full Circle

Life in a B-School is no walk in the park. I learnt this the only way it could be. The summer internship process is to start in a few days here. I will fondly remember them as some of the most traumatic days in my life.

"shortlist aa gaya dost ....CTS.....is mein bhi kaat gaya" shouted a voice in the corridor.

my heart began to beat a little faster. The eeriness of GH3 made it a little harder for me to silence the excitement.

'Please...god.. atleast now...'

Fear made me stay back. I opened up the 'summers' folder...quickly scanned the folder for the CTS application. Went through the answers .

'No... nothing wrong .. here'

shut down my comp. The entire afternoon was spent in contemplation. went down for the 4.15 pm lecture. I hated to look at the noticeboard.

The previous nine companies had ditched me. I was one of the last 10 to be shortlisted. I had company in my roomie. We kept each other good company in fact. We never had to console each other, because both were in the same boat, heading nowhere.

s...sanj.. saur.. shiv.....

The weight pulled me down. It was becoming difficult to put on a brave face. The past seemed to have suddenly lost meaning. I walked straight on, fighting to keep the tears back. I did not want to call up home.

The rumination did not help much either. It was sometime later that evening that I got my first shortlist. It wasn't a miracle. Everyone who applied were shortlisted. but comforting... yes....

Now, as I write this blog, with a PPO from EY (one of the 5 companies to have shortlisted me, including the one above) I can't help but laugh to myself....... Life and the box of chocolates.

Vikky ... yeah... I guess I did come the full circle.

Juniors......well...chuck it... Who am I to be advising anyway?......Enjoy the coming week.

7 comments:

Hrishi said...

This is one circle whose circumference is never smooth.....touchy!!

Rishi said...

life is a great leveller dude.. u'd think u've lost it all.. at other times ecstatic.. but the sadness / happiness sparked by day to day events are miniscule and irrelevant in the great circle of life...

uma said...

Good post..
Yeah.. the way everything is right now (college all set to welcome a truck load of companies, shortlists coming out, juniors taking printouts of their CVs etc.. etc..), reminds so much of last year summers!!...Looking back, feels like so much was learnt in that 1 week..:D

Nabeela said...
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Nabeela said...

Full circle, sure :-)
..You definitely do a good job of keeping your emotions to yourself 'cuz I remember you being extremely quiet and composed in what was the madness called SIP '05

Zu said...

chandikuune, please to be updating!

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