In the past few months, my life has changed a great deal and as I would like to think, so have I. On June 15th, I joined ZS Associates in Pune and started my career as an analyst doing sales and marketing consulting. Despite a tough recession, IIT Kgp managed to provide job to a fortunate few of us. Entering into a professional life after a college experience from IIT Kgp is never easy (if you know what I mean).
Actually I don’t think you do. Let me just explain this – Kgp is a place where you don’t have to bother going classes, you can hang out with your friends all days and night, eat when you like, drink when you like (truly :P), study 15 days a year and you will be more than fine. All you have to worry about at this place is which movie/TV Series to watch and who to chat with. As compared to that peaceful life, here, you have deadlines to follow, have to come office daily and most of all, sometimes work 15 hrs a day and you are still not sure whether you are going to be fine or not :). Another hurdle is to settle in. Now, you start worrying about taxes and loans and allowances and what not (pfff…). Savings are not an issue with me because I don’t really plan to save any :P.
Anyways, so far so good, for I have compromised with the fact that change will happen, it’s bound to happen. It seems hard to let go of the calm and monotonous life of Kgp and start all over again. Nevertheless, if you ask me if I am feel happy and satisfied, then despite of all the things I said above, I would say – Hell Yeah!!!
Things are good and things are exciting. I definitely miss watching movies 18 hrs a day and sleeping without an alarm clock. I do miss my friends and the “intellectual” humor that we shared. Granted, now a lot of things have changed, few for good I guess. I now have an instant accessibility to KFC and multiplexes. I don’t have to wait for DVDrip of movies and can go watch all the new releases. But most of all, I am finally at a place where the sex ratio is reasonable (although sometimes it feels a little higher on the favorable side :D).
All I can say for now is that the future beckons and although I don’t know what it holds, I would love to explore and enjoy myself today. Looking back, I could say I lived my life at Kgp in a way I wanted. I will always cherish the place for all the unforgettable memories and lifelong friends. Without a shred of doubt, Kgp is the best place that I have ever been in :).
For the dual degree, M.Sc., Archi and Backlog friends (hopefully this time I haven’t missed anyone :P) – Enjoy your stay at Kgp while you can and all the best for your placements/app/CAT/GMAT etc. Last but not the least, I would love to hear from my B.Tech. friends about their experiences.