Posts by Darpan Saxena

I cried during my IIFT MBA admission interview in 2016

I cried during my IIFT MBA admission interview in 2016 – FSM#001 During my MBA interviews, I struggled a lot due to my stammering issue. I used to feel very depressed. Despite this, I never gave up and found ways to succeed. Here's how I succeeded in making my mark.

If you are an MBA, you would relate to what I am about to tell you.It is one of those MBA experiences that I have just silently lived through without…

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how to get a PPO from internship

How to get a PPO after internship? The summer internship is a crucial period in the life of a B-school student, and getting a PPO from that internship is always the key objective for most B-school students. Here's a complete guide as to how to get a PPO after internship. Read on!

If you are someone who is just starting their summer internship at a company and are trying to figure out how to get a PPO after an internship, then let…

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How to get a PPO after internship

Why a Summer Internship is important in an MBA program? In an MBA program, a summer internship can be one of the most crucial periods. Students get their first exposure to corporate life during this period. Their career trajectory after they graduate with MBA is shaped by this period. This article explains why summer internship is important for an MBA student.

Let me first answer this question, what is a summer internship in an MBA?Now, if you are reading this blog, you most likely already know this – but just to…

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Career objective for MBA students - Acquired goals vs. Original goals
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Career Objective for MBA Students – How to win? As an MBA student, it is extremely important that you set a goal that truly reflects who you are as a person. In this article, I attempt to break the hype surrounding the trendy goals MBA students tend to acquire just out of fashion. Here's how to set the right career objective for MBA students.

As an MBA student or an aspirant, you could be amazed by the high packages and excellent placements that are the hallmarks of top B-schools in India like the IIMs,…

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Workshops and courses for management consulting - Breaking the hype
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Workshops and Courses for Management Consulting – Breaking the hype Are you also interested in taking courses for management consulting and workshops that prepare you for a product management role at Amazon, etc. ? Are they something you are seriously interested in, or do you just want them because they are in style? I will help you find the job role that fits your interest and I will also help you find the exact skills required for those roles.

The LinkedIn posts about courses for Management Consulting and the Facebook ads about how to become a product manager or how to become a consultant at BCG intrigue you. You…

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Career after MBA - Three takeaways from Shark Tank India
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Career after MBA – Takeaways from Shark Tank India Indian viewers have made Shark Tank India their favorite business reality show, not only because of the series' entertainment value but also because of the knowledge it provided. The show also gave some valuable lessons which business students can apply to be successful in careers after MBA. Throughout this post, I will discuss three important takeaways from the show that are likely to have a profound impact on MBA students.

Shark Tank India is an Indian business reality television series aired on SET India. The show shows entrepreneurs presenting their business plans to investors and sharks who decide whether or…

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Low percentile in CAT and no good calls
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Low CAT Score – What do you do now? CAT is highly competitive and unpredictable, so,it's normal for people to have a low CAT score and not get any offers from IIMs or other top B-schools such as XLRI, IIFT, etc. so don't worry if you belong to that category. Allow me to clear up some misconceptions and open up new opportunities for you. I will discuss what the correct mindset should be in this scenario.

If you are also among those who has a low CAT score this year and did not receive calls from IIMs or other top B-schools or wonder what if I…

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Course for MBA placements and Best Career Outcomes
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Course for MBA Placements and Best Career Outcomes Placements at B-schools are their highlight, but are they the best outcomes you can expect from an MBA? I doubt it. Our Course for MBA placements “Five Steps Ahead” exposes you to all those life-changing opportunities which lie beyond the placements. Through this course, you get a complete roadmap on how to maximize these opportunities to bring the best out of your MBA.

If you are an MBA student or an aspirant and looking for a course for MBA placements and best career outcomes , you are at the right place.Let me first…

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Why is Marketing analytics important for MBAs and managers? Marketing Analytics has become a part of the fundamentals of Marketing and MBAs need to get savvy with it. I want to share with you this thought that for you as an MBA student why is Marketing Analytics extremely important to learn and how it would help you in your career.

To tell you about why is Marketing Analytics important for MBAs and managers – I could have started off by putting out a statistic about the demand of Marketing Analytics…

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Learn any skill faster and better during MBA
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How to learn any skill faster and better during MBA If you are an MBA, an MBA student, or an aspirant, you have undoubtedly wondered how to learn any skill faster and better. The reason for this is that you enroll in various online certification courses to learn new skills, but you fail to actually acquire them. I am here with the complete guide to learning any skill quickly and effectively. Let's get started.

If you are an MBA student or someone who has recently graduated and is working in the industry, you must be wondering how to learn any skill faster. Due to the…

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Why is networking so hard and uncomfortable during MBA
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Why is Networking so hard and uncomfortable during MBA? As an MBA student or graduate, you often wonder why is networking so hard and uncomfortable. It is difficult for you because you are inaccurately perceiving networking, so you approach it in an inappropriate way. Below I will clarify your misconceptions concerning networking. My goal is to highlight the mistakes you are making and, in due course, show you the proper steps. Let's begin.

Why is networking so hard? A question that troubles many MBAs. What is the importance of networking? Networking is, probably, the most significant part of your MBA. Many say that an…

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Who will be successful in career after mba
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Who will be a sure shot success in career after MBA? Careers and work are rapidly evolving. Future employers will value skills more highly than academic qualifications alone; MBA graduates who cannot acquire the required skills will fail to maximize their career opportunities. A lucrative career after an MBA requires specific skills, attributes, and a certain mindset. That's what I will explain here.

Despite cracking the top B-schools, many MBAs end up dissatisfied after graduating. A competitive exam won’t be enough to get you ahead in your career after MBA; you must learn…

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