The statements of purpose (SOPs) or essays form an integral part of many application processes. The purpose may vary but the approach is more or less the same. In this post, I’ll highlight some important points that I’ve gathered through my experience and I hope that it helps you in the process of compiling the essays. Continue reading “On writing SOPs and application essays”
Success literally means to achieve fame, wealth or respect. But, I believe that this is a very flawed way of looking at things. Let’s take the example of a mother. She wakes up early in the morning, prepares lunch for her kids, gets them ready for school, helps them with their homework and makes a wide range of sacrifices just to ensure that her child gets the best Continue reading “On the meaning of success”
Top consulting firms such as McKinsey, Bain and BCG rely heavily on case interviews for selecting candidates. The process is also used by the Big 4 firms when hiring for their consulting practice. And it also forms an integral part of the selection process employed by some Continue reading “On the case interview preparation”
A “profile” represents the quality of our endeavours, the diversity of our interests and is a great indicator of various skills like leadership and persistence. The approach towards building a profile differs with the purpose for which it is being built. Continue reading “On building a profile”
Goods and Services Tax (GST) is a tax reform initiative by the Govt. of India aimed at replacing the current complex structure of indirect taxes with a simplified system. The GST implementation is expected to be effective from July 1, 2017.
I have always been of the view that everything should be meticulously organised. A firm believer in the conventional way of doing things, I had a well thought out plan ready for each and every situation that I might encounter in the future. Most of the times, it has also involved having a backup ready in case things don’t go as planned. Continue reading “Why not planning for the future is the best plan”