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3 Nov

So, the class of 2013 started their MBA-journey a few weeks back. I am sure that they are working hard and hopefully partying  harder. <*slight twinge of jealousy*>

As for me, I am looking forward to the annual alumni homecoming event, later in the month. It is quite unbelievable that its been more than a year to the MBA and that I would be attending the second homecoming event already. I cannot wait to meet everybody, catch up on old times and party at the old hangouts. 🙂

Also, starting this month, Bikram Shrestha, a student from the Mannheim full-time MBA class of 2013 will be blogging his thoughts and experiences related to his 365 days at Mannheim Business School. Stay tuned to obtain yet another perspective on the MBA-journey at Mannheim. Welcome aboard, Bikram and happy blogging!

And finally, all the very best to those of you currently applying to Mannheim Business School. Perhaps we will bump into each other next year at the castle!

Have a great weekend.

Best regards,


The Alumni homecoming weekend, windy Mannheim and other things

7 Dec

So, the weekend of 26th November was the weekend of the Alumni homecoming and was it grand!

Its just super-amazing to have a party in the castle; a hanker-back to the good ol’ times. As I walked up the steps of the grand castle to the ‘Knights Hall’, I felt rather grand and the welcoming sounds reminded me of a Christmas Market; only this one was in formals. Honestly, I barely made it beyond the initial entrance of the foyer, since all my friends from class were clustered right there! It was really great to hear about all that we had been up to, the vacation, the job-search, the job, the new city, etc. ; although  in today’s online world, most of us are regularly in touch but nothing can beat a hug and good ol’ face-to-face conversation now, can it? The evening was amazing; the champagne reception, the Welcome and Keynote speeches, the food, the music, the dancing, the people! Sigh! I really do wish I had had more time to talk with the alumni from other classes too, so here’s some lobbying for an Alumni weekend event 😀

Besides, for me, its also been a month of interviewing, attending career fairs, chasing those good leads and getting a clearer picture of the process of finding that dream job. Here’s looking forward to living the dream! Also, friends have been moving to new cities and countries; its all kinda bitter-sweet, coz  although they are happy celebrations, they are also farewells and I am not the best when it comes to dealing with this. So yea, like a friend from class says, ‘I won’t say goodbye, just see you later!’.

Its also been amazing to meet several of the students from the Class of 2012; they are well-settled by now am sure, what with Term1 almost ending! Amazing how time flies; just feels like yesterday that our Term1 was ending!  In other news, Mannheim has been ridiculously foggy/ windy/ rainy for a large portion of November and the same continues into December. Usually, I can see the Rhine flowing lazily most days and it does have an amazing effect in both good times and not-so-good times. The fog, however throws this blanket of mystery over everything and it makes me want to go by the river and get spooked. Now today its ridiculously windy and rainy and the wind is howling away like no one’s business! Last year, this time, it was already snowing and everything was sooo pretty. So here’s sending the weather-Gods a quick prayer to send the sun and/or snow and soon!

Till later,