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Friday, July 22, 2005

Placement Panorama

You are born. You are brought up in a very protected environment. You are given the best things available and affordable by the family. You grow up and folks at home feel itz time you saw the world and if you fight enough to win an opportunity, they will fight even more and arrange for every thing needed to go there, into that big, bad alien world you have never been a part of.
This precisely is every DA-IICTian's life till they join DA-IICT. Once you are a DA-IICTian, you learn independence, responsibility and ofcourse there is also other side of the coin as always. You are for three years in the fine company of your friends, you share your joys and sorrows with them, and infer that you have known each other very well. Then, suddenly comes the storm of placements in the tea cup of your college life.
If you think you have known a specific friend of yours very well, think again and have a second look. Look up for him/her during placements and you will discover a few undiscovered facets. These are not those grey colored ones, but these are ones you would least expect.
Placements, with PPTs, Offers, Compensation packages, also bring with them hopes and ideas for the future. I for myself have gone through the agony of hopes crunching down on not finding my name in the list for next level.
If you feel a friend of yours is very level headed and very calm, I bet he/she won't be the same during placements. You will see joy, sorrow, hope, aspiration, excitement, indignance all packed into one during placement. If you have seen Amitabh as that angry young man waiting desperately for a job and abusing the system for not offering him one and thought you had never seen such in real life, watch out for placements.
Indignant protests, joyous howls, sorrowful soirees, encouraging evenings, discouraging discussions all are a part of placements and all of these are what I have been witnessing since the start of this week.
As they say, adversities bring people closer. This was best witnessed in my case this week. Friends waiting frantically for other's results, the joy and glee in their eyes to see your name, these and many more are things I just simply can't put into words.
I could sense the solidarity in my group when the names for selected candidates were being called out. None waiting from my group had given the test, except me. When I was tensed and fuming, I could sense hands patting on the back and words of encouragement filling my ears. Friendship at its best!
Thats when I realised that what a couple of my friends told in their interviews indeed holds true for me too. My biggest strength and asset is my friends.

12 Comments:

At July 21, 2005 8:30 PM, Blogger Prasoon said...

Awesome post.. Friends eh, I wish u shud've talked about enemies[;)] too..
btw u read mine at ...?[u know where]

 
At July 21, 2005 11:53 PM, Blogger Moron said...

wow dude, u captured the events of dis week so beautifully!! i was also amazed at how this campus is looking so drastically different for last couple of days. joy and sorrow bundled together!! and the scene on monday was simply awesome... every1 dressed up in formals, clean shaven, black shining shoes.. wow!

btw i will use space as a platform to congratulate u nd others of placement committee for doin a simply superb job!!!! :)

-arpit-

 
At July 22, 2005 9:50 PM, Blogger shikha said...

hey congrats!!!!!!
oh yeah i know it must be a one hell of an experience....i m going to hav a similar exp on monday wen my results gonna be out....plz pray for me!...i really need it!!he he!

 
At July 23, 2005 8:00 AM, Blogger Rahul said...

ye dosti hum nahi choDenge ! True bey. I'm sure that there are a lot of 'cool' people in the college who got tensed during this phase

 
At July 23, 2005 12:05 PM, Blogger Lusus Naturae said...

well...All in all..Every1's happy now!!!
gr8 work be..got a glimpse yesterday of workin Naresh finally...Lots of work u guys put in

 
At July 23, 2005 12:43 PM, Blogger sriram said...

goog good...alas my post is not materializing at all..but this is far better than wat i visualized..but i mmust say the placement process was a little chaotic except infy though..and iam still worried abt a couple of frenz of mine hu havent got placed

 
At July 23, 2005 7:53 PM, Blogger I Am Sam said...

first of all congratulations for getting a job.. and really the essence of hostel life is joys and sorrows we are sharing for the last three years. some people are so closed to your heart that they have become a part of your life. and you want to share every moment of your life with them..

 
At July 24, 2005 7:49 PM, Blogger Twilightgirl said...

so what happened to raj and rahulz interviews??

 
At July 26, 2005 2:17 AM, Blogger Amod said...

you've done a gr8 job as a Student Placement Incharge....kudos to you... all your good works will pay back definitely! Infy will soar to a new high with guys like you!!
enjoy!hehe!

 
At July 29, 2005 8:14 PM, Blogger Mirage said...

Yea friends rock!! :)

btw thnx for stoppin by!

 
At July 31, 2005 1:16 PM, Blogger Elf said...

I've been told that once you leave college you don't make friends, only acquaintances or collegues. And that Makes college life that much more precious!!

congrats for making it through.
And do return to my blog:)

 
At August 01, 2005 7:55 PM, Blogger Abhi said...

hey dude, was just going thru blogger n found urs...just read thru...it was gud reading!!!

 

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