Deutsche Bank (DB) shortlist for students just came in. Know almost everyone on the list. Wishing all of them the very best.
My quaddie “A” also got shortlisted. He is one of the most intelligent people I have ever met in my life. All of us in our quad are really happy for him and sincerely hope he is among the people who ace the interviews tomorrow and make it to DB. He can then sit back, relax and help us out with our preparations 🙂
Meanwhile, assignments continue to torture us. There are so many assignments to be submitted this week that all the time will be just spent in study group meetings and in moving from one meeting to the other. For the first time since coming to ISB, I have slept just 2 hours in 48 hours (Thu & Fri). I usually sleep a minimum of 6-7 hours daily. The only time I stayed awake till late night before this was when we had Markstrat sessions (marketing simulation game) as a part of our core courses. Because of all the assignments, I am not able to devote much time to my project (ELP) since the past week.
The main torture this term is the Logistics and Supply Chain Management course. Though the course is a very interesting one, especially for people with operations background, the fact that I have taken 5 subjects and the project work is making it really hard to devote time. A lot of stuff is covered in one class. To add to the woes, the lectures aren’t of much help as well and there are assignments to be submitted in almost every class. Each of the assignments requires a lot of time commitment.
The consumer behaviour (COBE) course has some assignments that give a good idea as to how things would be done in actual practice. These assignments are very useful in understanding the stuff that is being taught in the class. I sincerely feel the profs/authorities here can scrap the mid-term/end-term exams in many of the elective courses and concentrate on giving such assignments which will help students a lot, especially those who want to pursue a career in fields related to these courses. In my opinion, the final exams, though helpful in testing what students have been taught over the term, do not add much value. They only act as fuel to intensify the rat race for grades.
The one thing I hate the most these days is the importance given to class participation (CP) and the arbit CP that is done just for the sake of getting marks. Will reserve my views on the same for a future post.