Friday, June 22, 2007
A close friend and class mate of mine - colorKing - was unsure of his MBA plans and so was discussing all possible scenarios with me. At some point in the argument he said, "I am very old. I am not sure if I can handle the course work in a top B school". I was taken aback by the laughable naivety. In all my discussions with many people, the topic of course work had never cropped up. The course work part of B School is a negligible non-existent factor.
This fellow was a *.medalist in his B.E and a 4.0 category in grad school. I wanted to tell him that having done those horrible probability random theory, signal processing courses in grad school, this B-school course work was a walk in the park (or even less if something like that existed). I told him "dude! course work is very easy. you have done much harder stuff. In mathematics, you have done those double.....". I couldn't continue the sentence. Darn it! I forgot the freaking word for it. I began to draw 's' like shapes in the air. My friend was non-plussed and kept looking at those shapes as if to say "what?".
Finally after a lot of mumbling and searching. I said "Integration". His wife couldn't hold it any more and laughed out loud. But I guess my argument was very effective. I didn't have to say a lot I guess. What I couldn't say gave him a good idea about the kind of course load he might face.
I guess my transformation is complete.