Acing the Campus Placement Interview – Part 1

In my last blog, I talked about the placement juggernaut that plagues b-schools during this time but now, let’s come down to the most traumatizing part of the entire ordeal, ie, interviews. The general notion is that the interview is the ultimate test of your capabilities, the be-all and end-all of your being, the reason behind your existence in the b-school, et al. Do not cram: The campus interview process is as dynamic as it gets. Rote learning of model […]

Surviving B-School Placements

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a sleepless man (or woman) in possession of a good CV must be in want of a job. Panic. Confusion. Anxiety. Sleeplessness. Anticipation. Hope. Euphoria. Relief. If anybody has spent some time in a fairly competent b-school, they would know exactly what I am talking about. It’s again that time of the year when young hopefuls, with their nose buried under a pile of cheat-sheets, checklists and hacks line up the corridors and […]

Road not taken

Reculta Chronicles Part 2 – The Road Not Taken

It had been a while since the first chance encounter with Kajal and Vidyarthi. Over the following months, the picture of what these two had set out to achieve steadily became less hazy. Their dream is simple but audacious: to provide each student personalised insights for him/her to make informed decisions at different stages of the career path using data analytics. The problem is that while this seems straightforward enough, the basic building blocks (infrastructure & systems) necessary to deliver […]

Start-up at coffee shop

Reculta Chronicles Part 1 – The Future Of Campus Placements (In A Barista Near You)

  It is a Monday afternoon. I am sitting in a Barista at GK waiting for my friend to turn up. From the corner of my eye, I can see two persons taking calls while replying to emails on their laptops. Nothing unusual in a coffee shop. But two things catch my attention. First, the language is quite tech heavy, with words like “encryption”, “TAT” and “modular access” being used quite often. Second, there is a lot of talk around […]