The grass that seemed greener!

When I was working, I thought the grass would be greener on the other side. Now that I am here, I can see that there is very little grass – all wilted.

You have a good, decent paying job. You leave all of it thinking that an MBA would be a springboard to the executive career. And then one fine day, you realize that there is no one out there who considers you worthy of a paycheck. MBA, instead of being an enabler to a superior career, suddenly makes you feel as if it was a mistake – to leave the comfort zone and land up in the tough market – jobless! I had a tough time digesting this fact. As the trimester was inching to an end, the pressure of not landing up with an internship in the U.S. was building up (exponentially). Every morning I got up, the first thought (worry) I had to deal with was – how and when am I going to fetch an internship. The stress in the process was taking a toll on my academics, for I was losing focus and it was becoming increasingly difficult to put together the effort it takes get those A’s on your transcripts. The feeling did make me feel like the biggest loser on this planet…at times (and ironically, my last blog was on how not to be one – which I ended up reading couple of times to keep my morale). On top of it, there was peer pressure and concern from my family members.

So that’s the bad news.  The good news is that after having my fair share of failures, I have finally secured an internship! I will be in the east coast for a change and I feel extremely relieved. It is indeed a big piece of load off my back. There have been quite a lot of people who have given me pointers to deal with this predicament and helped me in the process. I am extremely thankful to all of them. A long saga of dealing with joblessness has come to an end, at least for a while.

The trimester will be over in a couple of days and then all I can wait for is to see what it is like to be a half MBA in the corporate world!

P.S.: I could not write anything for a while. Nothing strikingly important was happening in my life as I was just working on my internship search. Writing on this canvas has to come from inside and let’s see what’s in store for the coming (academic) year!