Sunday, May 31, 2009

Orientation 2009 at IIMB - the full story

It was a very very very hectic weekend at Orientation at IIMB(seniors say - "Get used to it!"), but also fun filled. Orientation, along with L-CUBE activities, not only showed us how physically unfit we are(from all the running around in campus for all the activities) but also got the grey matters working with the case studies...

L-CUBE event kicked in with a debate from the industry experts, PGSEM alumnus and Prof DVR of IIMB on 'Executive MBA - A faster way to the top?' and gave way for interesting view points. After dinner we were asked to participate in cultural events(regarding which I wont divulge anything) which went on till 11:30PM. This was followed by a shocking news that we need to submit a case study before 8AM next day and we got the PGSEM motto - "SomeHow, In Time!" :) Wow! Did life seem really interesting at that moment...

After catching a wink, the formal IIMB PGSEM orientation began and we were addressed by Prof Venkatagiri and Prof Aggarwal. As a part of icebreaker session, we participated in a mystery murder game. Then began the case study by Prof L S Murthy. We all had spent a sleepless night, analysing the case and were very confident that we were prepared and all set for our first case study of our MBA. As Prof Murthy took us through the case, prodding us for points, facts, data and then flipped the case study in such a way that our whole analysis and the sleepless night we had spent analysing, discussing, rearranging the points of the case seemed just ridiculous. Our minds opened up to a new insight of our own 'unconscious incompetence' and came out the auditorium with a wow! moment of my life :)

This followed with more surprise activities had us all running in the campus at night competing with other teams for points and getting stuck in the rain. Boy, is IIMB campus huge or what!

The final day of the orientation had a student profiling activity and also a talk by Sanjay Anandaram on entrepreneurship, the conclusion of orientation program with address by Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIMB and ended up in Prof. Venkatagiri handling the PGSEM mantle over to Prof Aggarwal. The entire afternoon was then a plethora of quiz, cultural and sports activities. I went back home, with the satisfaction of a weekend well spent and with an enthusiasm to return to the campus at the earliest for classes.

I thoroughly enjoyed all the activities, even though I was exhausted at the end of it. There were many a wow moments(case study, Prof. Venkatagiri speak), many groans(when we were asked to get ourselves in motion), some jubilation(on winning events), some disappointments(on not winning the House Cup). I am not yet ready to go semi-philosophical(Hope you know what I mean ;)), so let us just leave it at that.

9 comments:

srivishnu said...

I can see each words symbolizing your eyes..Showing all excitement.. Emotion..& Experiencing each moment.
All the best …keep the spirit alive….

jeetesh said...

The experiences shared are finely crafted and blended with visual,
Gives a sense that the writer has lots of potential, which are channelised in a streamline to reach the threshold of the peak…Good luck for feature endeavourers

Supreetha said...

Thanks Srivishnu and Jeetesh.

Somnath said...

Hmm.... You have left nothing to be revealed :)

Great to hear that all of you enjoyed the program.

Nice photographs and writting. Lets see what is waiting for you on 19th :)

SANTHOSH SOMPURA said...

well written Supreetha....just also add about value addition and value capture that was covered on the first day:)

Snehansu said...

It was like going back to the college days.Well written ,I also enjoyed the orientation big time. S

Anonymous said...

Fine work.........
Ur color selections and page setup is excellent.
at some time in life u reach a point , wher u talk more philosophically (hehhehe)...
i expect to read them ..... soon.
i will be a constant visitor to ur blogspot.


aylwin

Supreetha said...

@Somnath, thanks. You seniors are doing a darn good job of scaring us.

@Santhosh, thanks. I will write about value creation and value capture, We will get to hear more about it in the next 2.5 years.. So lot of opportunity to write about it :).

@Snehanshu, thanks.

@Alwyn, thanks. Hope to write more soon, as the classes progress.

Vijay Saradhy said...

Supreetha, nice blog....well articulated by briefly touching upon all the key activities of our orientation program and beautifying ur page with the colorful snaps....
Your older blogs are interesting too with varying topics :)......
Hope we continue blogging and commenting even after our classes begin...