Its just 63 more days to graduation …… yes …. 8th April is when the ceremony is scheduled to happen. Looking at it from a different angle, its just 64 more days of stay at the ISB and we were reminded of this fact by an email on the graduation ceremony from the administration which asked us to vacate our rooms by 1400 hrs on April 9th. The thought of leaving ISB and going back home to Delhi brings in mixed emotions. I have kind of developed an attachment to this place ….. it has been my home for the past 10 months and I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every bit of my life on campus (except the exams, of course).
As soon as the mail from admin people came in, airlines and railways saw frenzied booking of tickets. Most students have started planning about bringing their near and dear ones to the campus for the graduation ceremony.
The activity that consumes most of our time these days is applying to the different job postings. With placement week just about a fortnight away, increased number of postings are being put up on the internal placement website. There are at least 2-3 application deadlines almost everyday.
The tiering process for the placement week was completed this week and the schedule was released yesterday. Students have to bid to indicate their preference for companies and there is a lot of diversity in terms of past work experience of students and post-ISB profiles that are being sought. As a consequence, for each student, there would be at least a few companies which end up coming on those days when he/she doesn’t want them to come. There is bound to be some amount of job loss due to this (in terms of the fit being sought) and the challenge will be to minimize it as much as possible.