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SIIB GD - PI - an experience beyond words & time



SIIB GD PI -An experience worth experiencing

It's an experience which is hard to describe.It has to be felt. In short - participated !

This time around last year my birthday - Feb 1 ,I was travelling to Pune from New Delhi for my SIIB GD/PI ,which was on the 3rd Feb'08 .

It was a great experience. The word 'great" figures out only because I made to SIIB . Had it been the other way..............WHY ? Be positive ;-) OK .

So,it was a good time . GD,PI,GT( group task ) & an Essay . Loads of scope to mess up and also loads to be selected from. It depends how you chalk out a startegy even before you join an institute .

Our seniors ( 2007-09 ) left no stones unturned to make sure everyone was at ease . The preparations , the smiles , the occasional pumping up , embracing each moment & working towards welcoming a new member / family into the SIIB folds - they were simply doing a
brilliant task .
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Now its 2009.

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It' our time. We are the ones who have changed sides. We are a part of the process . It feels really happy,a bit nostalgic and also an air of confidence . After all it's not that the other side is always green it's all about what side you water more !

When you see anxious parents ,nervous students wearing name tag minus there names hovering around and with an occasional twinkle in the eyes you feel a sense of achievement . That been there done that - attitude makes you feel all the more supportive and connected to these bright young folks whom we are ready to welcome into our SIIB family.

Yesterday a person asked " Sir I am feeling shit nervous !! With two more rounds -  I think my heart is gonna sink . " All I said was relax- Inhale and exhale & give him a warm hug .

What can I say . These things happen. How much more you motivate or give in those pump-ins they stay . But, anyways I did my job & and offered water.The best things to have at this moment.

Today another student asked- " Karan sir - May I know from where are you and how is the college".

Chill friend - The last thing on your mind should be Karan .
Concentrate on the current recession,Raju's mess , or may be Sania's new comeback . The global economic turmoil or for that matter the sorry state of affairs in the country .

But,you just can't help it. Had to answer :)

It's a nice way to see and learn things. All these are a way to become good managers & thinking leaders . This is what people say .... :-)

Well,have my final process tomorrow-8/2/2009 and then its OVER. Is it ?

All the best dear candidates . Hope to see YOU at SIIB.

btw - where is my attendance sheet ? Got to find it . 1 absentee.....Gosh ! Still sleeping kya....


PS - Anyone of you planning to take  SNAP  / join any  Symbiosis college for PG or SIIB in particular , or pursuing MBA as an option  or have any queries in mind do let me know. Will be more than happy to be of help !!

You can reach me @ twitter via @karansayz or drop in a line at - karansayz@yahoo.com

Comments

deepa said…
Rightly said "Karan" the time is really moving very fast with its full pace.. and we all are moving with its race...D cry of few days and joy of each day....

I was very happy when i got selected in SIIB...

Good you have written nice..
shikha said…
HEY!!!!
I GAVE MY INTERVEIW ON 1ST MARCH!!!
AND MUST SAY SENIORS OUT THERE REALLY ROCKED IT........
EVENTHO THERE WERE THOSE JITTERS, BT I WUD SAY U GUYS DID HELP US RELAX AT LEAST A BIT!!!
ATLEST V DIDN HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT NXT, AFTERWE WERE DONE WID ONE PROCESS:D.......
I AM JUST HOPIN IT TO BE POSITIVE FOR ME!!!!
AND REST TO U AND TO YOUR FRENS WHO MADE IT EASY FOR US I WOULD SAY:-
IT WAS A JOB VERRY WELL DONE!!
Karan said…
@Deepa - Thanks . Hope you're doing well !!

@Shikha - Thank you for your kind words . Wish you all the best !

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