Yes, it does, and that too at the speed of light!
As I sat down with my laptop, in the solace of my cozy hostel room, my eyes glanced at the bottom right of the screen - 3rd October 2014, it said! It has been one full month since that teary farewell, since those anxious moments, since the last time I hugged my family and departed from the Delhi airport to begin the next phase of my professional journey at HEC.
I must say, what a journey it has been!
The first two weeks at HEC are more or less aimed at warming up the students for the 16 month journey ahead. Math camp, improv classes, ice-breaking sessions, presentation skills and Negosim help you brush up the concepts learned over the years, while helping you make new acquaintances and friends in a short period of time.
Negosim, a three day business simulation game, wins hands-down as my favorite session so far! Even a 5,000 word essay would not be sufficient to express the fun we had, while learning international trade/business concepts, during those three days!
Thereafter, fun gave way to the core subjects that we are studying during the first phase of our MBA. Statistics and business analytics; financial accounting and management; financial markets, managerial economics and marketing have filled our days, and sometimes nights as well! Plus, there are french classes too! And then how can you stay indoors during weekends when you live so near to the Eiffel! Well, not so near, its about 1.5 hours from my campus.
I guess Robert Frost was doing his MBA when he wrote the most epic lines ever written "the woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." Someday, and the day might never come, I will switch off my alarm, and sleep for 8 hours at a stretch! Hey, I am not complaining! Tight schedules, measured breaks, running to keep yourself abreast with the flying time - it all reminds me of the amazing 2007-10 era, when I first stepped into the corporate world!
I can not help myself, but to quote C&H while signing off, "It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy... Let's go exploring!"
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