Are MBA applicants and students in general burning under pressure?

first_imgAll of you want to join top schools. Right? But why is this goal very theoretical for you? Why can’t you outline steps and create a roadmap.I find it very surprising: Read throughMost of the Indian applicants I work with “DO NOT LIKE” what they are doing in their current jobs. Ironically, when they explore an MBA, they do not want to truly introspect in “IDENTIFYING” the job they are meant to be in or the companies they want to be with.” I will be proud of myself if I make it to Wharton this year”This chant is a reference to the words of many students who are not satisfied with the status quo, and are out there in pursuit of happiness. There is an irrational and an artificial sense of living under pressure. They will “DO ANYTHING TO GET INTO A TOP B-SCHOOL”They will “Engage in extra-curricular and sports to garnish the resume”They will “stop living and start studying for 15 hours a day”- We do that in India !Their parents will go to the extent of seeking advice from every GEEK in the extended family to ask “What should our child do to just GET INTO IIM-A or Harvard/Wharton/Stanford?” – He has to be successful.As I cast about for ways to make it better for the students, I will start with a simple question. Are you a slave or are you a customer?Your question “Whether they will take me?”advertisementMy suggestion ” DO you even know why you need them?”Do not try to become something for them. You are a valuable customer who will be paying $100,000 to them. You will be paying 60 lacs to a top 10 B-school. You have the complete right to know if they will make a difference to your careers. And I fail to understand the relationship with success. You decide that right before you start your fearful journey of applying to business schools. Why do you start with the mindset of “Becoming successful” ? – If the end result is “Becoming Successful”- What are you right now? – Your answer very likely is “UNSUCCESSFUL”Be successful even before applying to business schools. You already are truly.  Getting into a top B-school is not a big deal in life. It will bring momentary upswings, and before you know it, you will be on the next path of “Becoming Successful”.You are the customer and a business school is your service provider. You will be PAYING THEM A LOT OF MONEY. YOU WILL BE GIVING UP YOUR JOBS TO JOIN THEM. Can you stop behaving as if your life depends on them?  If success has to start, it has to start within you right now.I wanted to convey this to you that all of you have been very successful in your own lives in your own way. Do not raise the stakes of a business school admission. It does not mean anything.Be objective and consider the following while applying:You have already spent enormous amount of time doing “What does not inspire you?” It should not be the pattern of the future course of action. An MBA has to be a live changing scenario like marriage or child birth and it behooves applicants to put a considerable amount of time thinking through the future opportunities.Getting into a B-school is not an accomplishment in itself. It is a means to an end. The goal is to find the job opportunity that will really inspire you. The goal is to get out of the LIMBO that you are in right now, and not jump into the next one.Network extensively with the target industry professionals. Get into conversations with people who have built a career in your areas of interest. Do enough due diligence to find out if that job is worth your time.  Just as you spend enormous amount of time doing in due diligence before buying an expensive car, so too you should spend time introspecting and identifying the careers for the future.- Authored by Jatin Bhandari, Founder- Interview Ninjas & PythaGurus Read: Here’s how MBA degree can save IT professionals from layoffs Read: Which countries offer the best package to an MBA? Here’s the answerlast_img read more

Trevor Botting Gives Statement on Robbery of American Tourist

first_img Related Items:#americantouristshot, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppThe Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force continues to investigate the shooting of Mr. Kevin Newman in Grace Bay in the early hours of Friday 23rd June 2017. Mr. Newman was a visitor to the Islands and has returned to the US where he continues to receive medical treatment. Detectives from the RT&CIPF Serious Crime Team are actively following lines of enquiry to identify those responsible for what was a callous act in shooting Mr Newman. In addition, Detectives are also investigating other offences of robbery that have occurred in Providenciales although there is nothing to connect them to the assault of Mr Newman at this stage.Acting Commissioner of Police Trevor Botting said this morning:“The shooting of Mr. Newman was a callous and cowardly attack and my thoughts are with Mr. Newman and his family as he recovers in hospital. My detectives are doing all they can to bring those responsible to justice. However, they need the help of the community. Someone knows or suspects who may have committed this act and I urge you to speak to one of my officers or, if you wish to remain anonymous, please call CrimeStoppers on 1-800-8477 or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901.I know the community and those visiting the Turks and Caicos Islands are concerned about the attack on Mr. Newman. To reassure the community, visitors and those who work within the tourism industry, addition visible policing has been deployed to key locations. My officers would welcome a chat with you if you are concerned. I myself worked with my team Saturday evening and I spoke to a number of tourists and partners providing security at the hotels and resorts in order to provide support to my teams and so that I can see for myself how we are seeking to reassure and engage with the community and visitors.I would again ask that people remain alert and vigilant but not alarmed. Sensible precautions should be taken when walking around the Island late in the evening. These include taking licenced taxis where possible and walking together in groups. I would also advise not carrying more valuables than you need and to make use of safes and where they are available.I am grateful for the public’s support and patience during what is a worrying time for the Islands. If you are concerned, speak to my officers, they are here to serve, support and assist you. My officers are working hard to keep you safe and we will use all available tools and tactics to prevent offences and bring those who seek to commit crime to justice. ”#magneticmedianews#americantouristshot Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

VIDEO Esquires MiniMovie iPad Covers

first_img September Is Becoming Just Another Month for Fashion Magazines Sandow’s Success Is Anything but Traditional BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Global | News & Notes Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move Sister PublicationsAdMonstersAdExchangerPR NewsThe Social Shake-UpCynopsis AboutAbout UsMedia KitAdvertisePrivacy Policy Receive the latest news, trends and best practices! Oct. 29-31, 2019 / The Folio: Show / NYC Oct. 30, 2019 / Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards Gala / NYC Oct. 31, 2019 / Folio: 100 & Rising Stars Celebration / NYC Get Folio: E-Letters The Folio: ShowOverviewBe InvolvedSponsorshipsRegister NowEddie & Ozzie Awards Experience Folio:AwardsEventsJob BoardWebinars Thursday October 31, 10:35 am Defining and Refining Your Marketing Service Strategy to Maximize Profits OCTOBER 29-31, 2019 | NEW YORK CITY Want to learn more? Don’t miss this session at The Folio: Show! Meet the Author Trending Receive the latest news, trends and best practices! Featured JobsAssociate Editor – Gulfstream Media Group – Fort Lauderdale, FLCost editor associate, GHSCO – Chemonics – Arlington, VABusiness Reporter/Editor – National Association of Realtors – Washington, DCSearch JobsPost A Job At the MPA Digital E-Reading event yesterday, several publishers shared “Two-Minute Drilldowns” of some of their best app ideas. Esquire associate editor Julian Sancton shared how the magazine has turned some of its iPad covers into almost “mini-movies,” including live action direction of its subjects, such as “Sexiest Woman Alive” Minka Kelly doing her thing and actor Liam Neeson (a former boxer) throwing a couple shots at the cover/screen. (Sorry about the obligatory sponsor message but it’s worth the wait.)Necessary? Probably not. Fun? Absolutely. Esquire, by the way, picked up the Digital Ellie for “Best Mobile Edition.” Get Folio: E-Letters More on this topic Time Magazine Content Now Restricted Online Magazine Publishers & The iPad: An Unrequited Love A Reality Check For Magazine Sales On the iPad Digital Editions Briefs | 5.24.12 Photo-Driven, Multiple-Element Magazines a ‘Tough Nut’ on E-Readers Digital Magazines News Wire | The iPad Edition | 08.30.10Just In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Meredith Corp. Makes Digital-Side Promotions | People on the Move PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by Upgrade Your Inbox Activate Folio: newsletters for the news, emerging trends and best practices you need to succeed.Sign Up Today Matt Kinsman © 2019 Access Intelligence, LLC – All Rights Reserved. UPCOMING Subscribe Now Learn More Subscribe Now last_img read more

Mahindra Verito Vibe Set to Debut in India Today

first_imgIndia’s largest utility vehicle manufacturer, Mahindra and Mahindra (M&M) is all set to launch its much anticipated Verito Vibe in India on Wednesday (5 June).The vehicle is powered by 1.5 litre Renault K9K diesel engine which would deliver 65 PS and a mileage of 21 kilometres per liter. The sub-4 metre version of M&M’s existing Verito sedan was said to be hatchback model. However, there are also reports saying that the model is going to be a compact salon. The vehcile is expected to fall in the price bracket of ₹5 lakh and is likely to come in three variants like its Verito sedan – D2, D4 and D6.M&M which is gearing to enter to a new segment with the launch of Verito Vibe hopes to regain its sales in the domestic auto market. The decline of car sales in India has also affected M&M. The company, which is heavily dependent on diesel vehicles, reported 1.2 percent decrease in its total sales at 43,460 units in May 2013. The domestic sales of the company was up by 5.4 percent, clocking at 42,104 units against 39,938 units in the same month last year. On the downside, exports declined by 67 percent at 1,356 units.”We have achieved an overall growth of 5 per cent in our domestic volumes during May 2013 for our automotive sector, in spite of a challenging environment. The growth in capital investment and private spending have also slowed down which is a cause for concern,” said M&M Chief Executive (Automotive Division) Pravin Shah .last_img read more

Nipah outbreak hits Kerala again authorities open isolation wards in Kochi hospital

first_imgReutersIn 2018, the entire state of Kerala was in a state of panic as the Nipah virus claimed the lives of 17 people. And now, on June 03, 2019, health authorities in Kerala have hinted at a possible Nipah outbreak. As per reports, authorities have sent the blood sample of the suspected patient to the Pune virology institute, and the entire state is waiting to know whether the dreaded virus has made its way to Kerala. K K Shailaja, Kerala health minister, revealed that the suspected patient has shown signs of Nipah. However, she made it clear that the confirmation will be made only after the blood test. Shailaja also urged people to stay calm and revealed that the state is taking all necessary measures to ensure the safety of citizens.”It is not yet confirmed. But, the suspect patient has shown signs of Nipah. If anyone starts suffering from fever and severe cough, do not try to hide it, you should immediately seek medical advice. We have experience in handling emergency situations. Last year, we had a tough time, but this year, we will ensure that no one will die due to this virus,” said Shailaja. The District Medical Officer urged people not to panic and added that everything is under control now. The DMO also revealed that the place of origin of the current Nipah outbreak was not Ernakulam district.As a precautionary measure, the health ministry has ordered to open five isolation wards in Kalamassery Medical College, Cochin. The health ministry has also apparently asked health professionals in both government and private sectors to stay alert.As per the latest updates, a team of doctors and nurses who handled last year’s Nipah outbreak has already started their journey to Cochin. This team led by Dr. Chandini will work with experts in Cochin to formulate an effective treatment plan.last_img read more

Bar to entering Dhaka before BNP rally

first_imgProthom Alo file photo The commuters of Narayanganj district are facing immense sufferings as a very few public transports were reportedly leaving the district for the capital since Sunday morning ahead of the BNP’s rally at Suhrawardy Udyan, reports UNB.Hundreds of commuters, mostly students and working people, were seen waiting for public transports at several bus stoppages to go to the capital city.Only the buses of Shital Paribahan were plying the roads while all the buses of other Dhaka-bound transport organisations, including Bandhan Paribahan and Utsab Paribahan, stayed off the streets since the morning, alleged many commuters.M Zakir Hossain Majumder, a private organisation employee, said he fortunately got into a bus of Shital Paribahan after competing with a good number of commuters.Apart from Narayanganj, few public transports left Savar for Dhaka since the morning amid the transport owners’ association’s allegation that they were asked to ‘keep all their transports’ off the streets.In Gazipur, commuters got stuck at several bus stoppages due to the scarcity of public transports.Many of the commuters were seen walking to reach their destinations, reports our Gazipur correspondent.Meanwhile, police arrested 48 leaders and activists of district and upazilas’ unit of BNP and its associate bodies, alleged the party leaders.Thousands of city dwellers are also reportedly facing sufferings as the presence of public transports on the roads has been very thin since the morning.last_img read more

Look your best this puja with perfect makeup

first_imgWant to look your best during the time of festivities? Opt for HD (high definition) make-up products, emerald green eyeshadow and soft coral lip shades, suggest experts. Make-up experts have listed few make-up tips:Base: After the application of primer or BB crème, it’s time to apply high definition silicon base. The presence of minute crystal particle makes the skin glowing and gives an even finish. It gives an illusion effect to your make-up and makes you look scintillating even in the presence of lights. In order to look natural, HD make-up is suggested. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfEyes: Accentuate eyes with eye shadows shades like charcoal brown, deep bronze and smoky black. If your skin tone is brown, then emphasise your eyes with a shade of emerald green. Put on some sparkling metallic shades like bronze, gun-metal grey or even gold, in keeping with the festive spirit. Contour: Try with a dark brown shade of blusher on the edges of your nose – over the chin to camouflage your double-chin and endow your face with a chiselled look this festive season Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveLips: Go light on the lips with soft corals. On the flip side, if you are a fan of darker colours, orange and deep red is the key for that contemporary bold and traditional look at the same time. If your eye make-up is dark, let the lip make-up remain light and vice-versa.Hairstyle: The flowering bun is a really trendy option, all you have to do is make a simple knotted bun behind your head. Decorate it with a flower like sunflower or dahlia on the side or something as basic and elegant as a gajra. The flower should cover at least half of your bun. Or if you want to avoid any of the floral made-ups, accessorise your hair bun with hair accessories like kundan pins, delicate kundan work chains to hold your bun.You could also go for a fish braid, messy bun, side braid or any other braid-style to be the limelight of the ccasion.Nails: Splashing a few poppy hues of neon shades onto them. Hot pinks, luminous reds, poppy oranges, gleaming greens, brilliant yellow are some of the nail paints you could experiment with.Beauty spots: Pujas are the occasion probably in which black dots/bindis can be flaunted with innate grace. These dots add a dash of girly charm when drawn in a proper manner on chin, corners of the eyes or forehead.last_img read more