2005-12-10

My tryst with "A" grade

I had this nagging fear that I may leave ISB without an A grade on my transcript. That fear ended today with my getting an A in one course. This was not an aspiration but just a fancy. Not an aspiration because to get “As” one has to have a modicum of intelligence (lots of it will also do), loads of hard work and an uncanny ability to handle the exam per se. I think I have the first. But about the second and third, I am quite bad. Relatively, that is. See, when I don’t have two of the three required attributes, there is no way I would get “As”. Hence I was quite willing to settle with one. Any other A from now on will be pure and simple fun.

Not having As can be a dangerous affair if one is aiming consulting or IB jobs. Even if one is not aiming for these jobs, it is not a good idea not to work towards As. Nor is it any good to aim at As only to get into these jobs. A good understanding of the concepts and ability to relate them with what’s happening in the market should be the real object of study. This approach will get one the required grades and also the coveted jobs.

PS: I hope that my experience in the corporate world and my extensive reading will bail me out in getting the job I want. Notwithstanding my grades.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does ISB grant grades such as B+, B, B-... or is it straight A, B, C, etc?

Anonymous said...

Congrats for the A grade, Vijay.
FutureAlumni

Amit said...

Congrats Vijay... me too got my first A grade in term 5. :-)

itheabsolute said...
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itheabsolute said...

Anonymous

We have A, A-, B, B-, C, D and F. It is up to the Prof / Academic Office to decide if they will give F / D and how many will be in which category.

Future Alumni

Thanks.


Amit

Thanks. It really was a big relief
COngrats to you too. You must be feeling relieved too

Cheers

2005-12-10

My tryst with "A" grade

I had this nagging fear that I may leave ISB without an A grade on my transcript. That fear ended today with my getting an A in one course. This was not an aspiration but just a fancy. Not an aspiration because to get “As” one has to have a modicum of intelligence (lots of it will also do), loads of hard work and an uncanny ability to handle the exam per se. I think I have the first. But about the second and third, I am quite bad. Relatively, that is. See, when I don’t have two of the three required attributes, there is no way I would get “As”. Hence I was quite willing to settle with one. Any other A from now on will be pure and simple fun.

Not having As can be a dangerous affair if one is aiming consulting or IB jobs. Even if one is not aiming for these jobs, it is not a good idea not to work towards As. Nor is it any good to aim at As only to get into these jobs. A good understanding of the concepts and ability to relate them with what’s happening in the market should be the real object of study. This approach will get one the required grades and also the coveted jobs.

PS: I hope that my experience in the corporate world and my extensive reading will bail me out in getting the job I want. Notwithstanding my grades.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Does ISB grant grades such as B+, B, B-... or is it straight A, B, C, etc?

Anonymous said...

Congrats for the A grade, Vijay.
FutureAlumni

Amit said...

Congrats Vijay... me too got my first A grade in term 5. :-)

itheabsolute said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
itheabsolute said...

Anonymous

We have A, A-, B, B-, C, D and F. It is up to the Prof / Academic Office to decide if they will give F / D and how many will be in which category.

Future Alumni

Thanks.


Amit

Thanks. It really was a big relief
COngrats to you too. You must be feeling relieved too

Cheers