After my first year MBA, I had answered a questionnaire from Rashmi Bansal as a current student of a B school. It got published in Business World Bschool guide 2010.

Couple of comments:
I should have inquired about the purpose of the questionnaire or the target audience. I assumed it was to aide a research or for some other purpose. If I’d realized that the target audience was prospective MBA students, I would have answered quite differently to help ‘them’ make better decisions.

This was completely my personal account – for eg, when I said only other worthwhile option was a Swiss school – it was the only other admit I had. The answers would not have focused so much on finances – which were my main concern – and would rather have highlighted many other benefits this university provides.

Also, if I realized the questionnaire would be used as an article, I could have framed the sentences better. I did not even proof read for mistakes – for eg $1k stipend is per month, housing is $300-$450 not $450K haha.

So, as usual feeling about my old blogposts, I am embarrassed of the article and know that I could have done lot better. I am posting it here only to maintain a record. Anyways, hopefully it helped the prospective students.

4 thoughts on “My interview/article in Business World

  1. Check you out big timer! I will look for you in Business Week next!

    I am glad you chose Smeal even if it’s mostly the tuition perks that nudged you to *smile*.

  2. Business Week ! I have the cover page picture ready for that 😉

    Yeah, Smeal was mostly driven by tuition perks, but also a chance to visit Warren Buffett and to visit Prague. Oh well.