Monday, October 24, 2005


Career Forum coming up on Monday and Tuesday

I have been very busy this weekend working on a case of "Analysis of Business Problem" subject. We actually have to write a report on the case which counts 25% of our grade. So it is an important paper although if we do bad in it, we have a chance to make it up with our final report which we have to do at the end of the trimester.

On top of that, I had some career events going on. Today, I had a sailing event with IESE alumni who work for Barclays Capital. I had a great time both personally and professionally. This was the first time I had been in a sailboat. I actually took control of the rudder for like 15 or 20 minutes which was fun. Towards the end, I was getting sea sick but the trip ended before it got worse. So nothing bad really happened. On the professional front, it was amazing to chat with former IESE students and get an inside view on what it is like to work for a high profile investment bank like Barclays Capital. They were very amiable. Perhaps this has to do with the fact that they are IESE alumni, I didn't have any hesitancy in asking my questions to them. I didn't have to worry much about how my questions would affect my application position in the near future. I am really liking Barclays now. Lets just hope that rest of the people in Barclays are like the representatives I met today.

After the sailing event, we went to a restaurant in Port Olympic. I don't remember the name of the restaurant but the food was good. I enjoyed the lunch very much. I thought "there was no such thing called a free lunch" but I was wrong for the time being. :) One thing which bothered me in the restaurant was they had a large statue of Hindu god Ganesh in their restroom. I thought that was very disrespectful of them to do that. I didn't get a chance to complain about this. I have to tell the manager about that.

In the evening, we had a cocktail reception with Morgan Stanley in a hotel right near our campus. It was an opportunity to network with IESE alumni as well as other recruiters from Morgan Stanley. I love the IESE bond. The alumni were very supportive. I am really starting to believe that the alumni connection of IESE is very strong.

I came back home and started wrapping up my report of ABP due tomorrow. I wanted to do more online research on the companies that are coming to campus tomorrow but its just getting too late. Its already 1:45AM now. And I have to go to a breakfast sponsored by CitiGroup tomorrow at 7:45 in the morning. Is it just me or are other students in the same boat like me?

Good nite!

Glad to know that IESE alumni is really helpful.
I can gather it from your post.

You are right, Ganesha idol should not be placed in restroom.I too felt bad about that. It could be due to ignorance.

Pradeep, I think you got the ABP grade wrong. It is NOT graded. Only exceptional ones are under some circumstances considered.
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