Saturday, January 08, 2005

Kleinefelt Pete Marvick Girdler

Placements are over.. and as the dust settles down on the nerve wrecking events, and the euphoria of been a party to the best ever placements in the history of NITIE subsides.. it’s time to do some retrospection.. for some post- mortem.. for some data mining and analysis.. Soon, all the facts and figures will be out.. the highest , median and average salaries, the foreign offers, the lateral offers, no. of jobs per student.. blah blah blah.. But what will never be published is the human side of the story.. the emotions which all of us went through during the process.. and the little incidents which touched everyone’s lives..

At the beginning, let me state it clearly.. that in this year’s placements.. one of only 2 things happened.. 1. You either got the company/profile you always wanted.. 2. Or you got something better!!.. Almost no one has any reason to complain.. Now here are some of the best stories.....
Nikhil into KPMG- This guy is unbelievable.. He’s never been rejected in any interview in his life.. not during MBA admissions.. not during summer placements.. and now, not during finals either.. It's a record very few can boast of..
Embarrassment of riches- Talk to hitting the bull’s eye.. There’s this guy in the batch who had 3 final offers.. one from one of the leading global banks, one from a top FMCG MNC, and one form a global pharma giant.. He couldn’t decide where to go.. What a dilemma to be in!!!
Fortune favours the brave- You are one of the last rankers in the batch.. You specialize in a function for which there are not many jobs available.. and you have done your summers at a shitty PSU.. What can you hope for?? Certainly not getting into the most coveted FMCG company in campus.. and yet.. this is exactly what the guy manages to do..
Photo finish- Now for the most touching story of all.. a story of 2 ladies from the same college.. a story of 2 very close friends.. both battling for the best FMCG IT job in campus.. But as in any Ramesh Sippy blockbuster, there was only one post on offer.. One of them was going to make it.. the other was going to be chucked out.. The recruiters simply could not decide who was better.. but they had to make a decision.. and when the decision came, both ladies had a mixed bag of emotions.. The one who made it was as happy for herself as she was sad for her friend.. and the one who did not, felt just the opposite.. But at the end of the day, the other lady got another job she wanted dearly.. and both friends returned home happy.....

We had the placement bash last night.. when all of us set aside our physical and emotional fatigue, and enjoyed together for the last time in NITIE.. From today, we will begin to leave for our hometowns.. and then, we would probably never meet each other all at the same time again.. All this reminds me of the song......


And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives
Where we're gonna be when we turn 25
I keep thinking times will never change
Keep on thinking things will always be the same
But when we leave this year we won't be coming back
No more hanging out cause we're on a different track
And if you got something that you need to say
You better say it right now cause you don't have another day
Cause we're moving on and we can't slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound
And I keep thinking of that night in June
I didn't know much of love
But it came too soon
And there was me and you
And then we got real cool
Stay at home talking on the telephone with me
We'd get so excited, we'd get so scared
Laughing at our selves thinking life's not fair
And this is how it feels

1 - As we go on
We remember
All the times we
Had together
And as our lives change
Come whatever
We will still be
Friends Forever

So if we get the big jobs
And we make the big money
When we look back now
Will our jokes still be funny?
Will we still remember everything we learned in school?
Still be trying to break every single rule
Will little brainy Bobby be the stockbroker man?
Can we ever find a job that won't interfere with a tan?
I keep, I keep thinking that it's not goodbye
Keep on thinking it's a time to fly
And this is how it feels

Repeat 1

Will we think about tomorrow like we think about now?
Can we survive it out there?
Can we make it somehow?
I guess I thought that this would never end
And suddenly it's like we're women and men
Will the past be a shadow that will follow us 'round?
Will these memories fade when I leave this town
I keep, I keep thinking that it's not goodbye
Keep on thinking it's a time to fly

Repeat 1

Note:- In case you are still wondering what the title of the post means, it’s the full form of KPMG :)

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