Monday, April 28, 2008

Employed - finally!!!

I just accepted the offer for my summer internship! I had time till Wednesday to decide, but after a few rounds of introspection i figured I'm already decided on this one and so i did not want to keep my recruiters waiting. So finally my internship search comes to an end, and the wait was certainly worth the job I finally got.

Contrary to popular belief (churned by my own posts i must admit), I will not be interning at an Investment Bank. Instead, I will be working with an Entrepreneur in Chile to help expand his business. In theory, I will be working for a firm in NYC that works with entrepreneurs in emerging economies. It promises to be a great learning experience, quite unconventional, challenging and with significantly higher responsibilities. I really am looking forward to the summer in Chile.

The internship search, for me, has been a great learning experience and has helped me understand a few important things that i did not know about myself. Very importantly, it made me stare at failure, provided more clarity to what i want to do long-term in my career, opened my eyes to numerous other opportunities that i found very interesting, and re-affirmed that there are many roads to Rome!

I am planning on writing a book about it at some point of time. Title suggestions anyone???

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Congratulations. Enjoy !!!
Prospective sneaking in all blogs :-)

Apoorva said...

Congrats Iday! Altho this I believe is just the start :)

The.Grey.One said...

Many congrats Iday !!!
Hope to meet you on May 9th (GSB Live) to have a chat.

the being said...

Oh My God! Chile!
OMG!! CHILE!!!

Chi f*ing lley!!!!!!!!

That's fantastic! Can you tell I am jealous already?

Congratulations :-)

Rahul said...

Congratulations Iday!! I am sure it would be a great learning experience. Having interacted with some Chileans in my class, I am sure you will also have a lot of fun out there.

oopsagain said...

congrats!
btw, wouldnt it be winter in chile?

shobana said...

Hey, Congrats on ur internship :)

Chitra said...

Hey, hearty hearty congratulations. Everything in life is an experience...am sure ur quite kicked abt going to Chile. My Best Wishes as always :-)
Cheers

Ritish Reddy said...

hi bro...
i found ur blog link on one of the posts in pagalguy.i just downloaded the whole blog and read it from the scratch.it was really inspirational to all the MBA aspirants just lyke me.congratulations for the internship.i really wanted to be lyk u.i know individuality matters.what i meant to say was i wanted to be an achiever lyk u...gr8 going bro.

Ritish Reddy said...

regarding the book u were talking...
the title of ur blog sounds quite apt 4 the book also bro...

sh00nya said...

congrats iday the profile sounds great and would indeed be a very interesting experience. good luck

Anand said...

Congratulations, IDay. I've been following your footsteps (right from your Chennai days) and it is exciting to see how you continue this pursuit of wisdom in the remote corners of the globe. Now, is that a coincidence that you end up chosing places that has something to do with the alphabet "C" (Chennai, Chicago, now Chile)?? What's up with that!

FYI, if you really care to know, I am Anand, from a small village near Coimbatore. Been here for almost 11 years and now working as a transportation management specialist for the Federal government here in Washington, DC. Hoping to get into the GSB for a Dual Degree in Business and Public Policy so that I can return home to India by 2015 and apply all that I learned towards bringing about a drastic change in the transportation sector within the Indian Government.
Now, good luck with your Internship. Will be eager to learn from your blog posts.