• Internship Diaries of 2020: Consulting at McKinsey & Company

    Internship Diaries of 2020 is a series about the various categories of roles offered by companies for summer internships. We bring to you the experiences of interns from Consulting, Finance, Marketing, General Management, Product Management, Operations and E-commerce roles to understand a bit more about their work life. The articles are meant to give the reader a glimpse into the life of an intern and help the reader understand their fit in that particular role. Contributed by: Anushka Rastogi Picture Credits: Rishi Rathi                             Edited by: Debleena Mondal   The summer batch of 2020 will undeniably be hailed as a pioneer of virtual summer internships, across colleges and companies, against the…

  • The Stone Wall Saga

    Contributed By: Yash Pratap Singh Picture Credits: Chandrasekar T It has been a year with India’s a la carte business school – the third IIM of the country, i.e., IIM Bangalore. The welcoming, warm, and professional space warped in grey stone and lush green surroundings, IIM Bangalore, has been a dream institution for a soul like me. It was only last year when in June, I entered the hallowed portals of the place known as the #PlaceToB. I penned my thoughts about being captivated by the charm and effuse of this pristine campus in the Silicon Valley of India. Well, known as the Doshi’s marvel (as Padma Shri and Pritzker…

  • My New Year at IIMB!

    Contributed By: Shreyosi Samanta It is a well-acknowledged meme that humans are the only species that celebrates when our home planet makes one circle around the sun. But no one can dismiss the fact that this is a global tradition uniting billions of humans in cheering for the end and hoping for a good new beginning. Every year, I, too, would immerse myself in a celebratory mood and sit curled up in my living room sofa, sipping hot coffee and watch random TV shows till it struck midnight, and we wished each other a happy new year and went to bed. My mother always made it a point to cook…

  • Shared wisdom over pasta

    Contributed By: Ridhima Khurana It was three weeks into the first term at IIM Bangalore. Five people from different walks of life were having pasta on a lazy Monday afternoon. What they didn’t expect was that this evening would be the start of good relations along with professionals and personal growth. Created by a random algorithm, groups such as this one have people coming from different states, professional backgrounds, and different contexts of life. Their job is to meet after classes and work on projects. Somehow we don’t realize, but these project groups make up for one of the most essential parts of the IIMB experience. Working with a bunch…

  • MBA of Unusual Courses

    Contributed By: Deepika Iyer MBA, sure to say, is a unique and unusual experience for every person- we all have different takeaways from our respective MBA coursework, but yesterday I was laughing it off with my friends that someday when people ask me what my MBA specialization would be, I would proudly say it is the MBA of Unusual courses. This is because, apart from the general league of courses on Finance, Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Org. Behavior and Marketing, I have explored my MBA to include a host of very unusual courses.   For instance, last term, I had 3 unusual courses (by unusual here I mean courses one…

  • Life at IIMB!

    Contributed By: Ridhima Khurana Picture Credits: Tarun Kaushik Two months ago, I decided to talk to people about IIMB. You know, just to get an insight into what I was getting into. And let me tell you, everyone I talked to had only one thing to say – “SLEEP right now because you’ll never get the time again.” There were also words such as ‘intense’, ‘priorities’ and ‘no chill’ that came my way. For the love of me, I couldn’t figure out why these people were trying to scare me. Mostly I just shirked and said: Sure! I mean, I understand it is a top B school. I also understand…