Term 3 – Kick Off in Style

12 Apr

So, Term3 officially began on April 4th. Its been a lovely week and a half of kick-off sessions, team-building, alumni meets, preparations getting ready to take the plunge into the world of ‘finding a job’- read that as career-related-workshops and the Career Fair.  The Career Fair is a great event, organized by the Career Services team at MBS in cooperation with the University of Mannheim and is a great place to meet potential employers. Its Day 3 tomorrow and its just been great so far to see a variety of companies under one roof, talking to them to understand more about them and what one could do for them. Plus its a great opportunity to use those German skills in a business environment. Speaking German to native German speakers and actually making myself understood gives me a high like no other!

I also seem to have made a lot of headway in figuring out what exactly I would like to see myself doing in the coming years. To be honest, I am not the greatest fan of the question ‘ Where do you see yourself 5 years down the line?’. But I totally see the merit in that question now. Maybe its age  or experience or a combination of both or just some enlightenment. Whatever the reason, I have completely bought into the whole ‘self-reflection’ concept. Sure, it takes awhile, depending on you, your background, your current situation and more importantly how persevering you are. You may not find your chosen path 2 weeks into your search. But if you persevere, you’ll surely get there. And like a friend of mine says, you’d at least know what you don’t want, thus making the path a lot more clearer.

Whoever said ‘ the pleasure lies in the journey and not the destination’ sure knew what they were talking about.

Till later,



2 Responses to “Term 3 – Kick Off in Style”

  1. Vineet Sharma April 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm #

    Hi Anita,

    Just had a quick question for you.
    In a one year program,is the time sufficient for understanding the subjects and concepts?
    As you mentioned in your blog the subjects last only a week.


    • Anita Visvanath June 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      Hi Vineet,

      Thanks for stopping by the blog.

      The program is definitely intense and needs complete dedication; having said that, the methods of teaching are a mix of lectures, group-work, case-studies, simulations, guest lectures etc. especially in a 1-week course, so it balances itself.

      For me, personally, there are subjects which I can grasp faster than other subjects, due to my interest in them. So it all balances itself out; I need to invest time in some subjects a lot more than others. There is also 3-4 weeks time to prepare for lectures before they start. On the other hand, having courses in one week makes us focus completely on the topic without diversions, so that’s the other side to it.

      Best regards,

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