Greetings from super rainy and unbelievably-cold-for-November Paris!
In keeping with Indian tradition, I am absolutely the last person to start posting on this blog. As they say in India – IST is not Indian Standard Time but Indian Stretchable Time!
Before you start thinking about me as this random guy who has fled off to Paris in the middle of the term, a brief explanation about why I am here.
I am a second year Masters in Management student at LSE and am doing a CEMS exchange at HEC Paris. MIM is one of the few 2-year masters programmes at LSE and the CEMS exchange is hands-down one of the best features of this programme. It gives you the opportunity to go on exchange to one of about 20 reputed institutes all over the world (mainly in Europe though, which is AWESOME!) These include HEC – Paris, ESADE – Barcelona, St. Gallen – Switzerland, Tsingua – Beijing etc. However, getting selected from LSE into the CEMS programme is perhaps as tough as getting into LSE itself! There is an application form, a statement of purpose and an interview. The process is smooth and well advertised and provides an excellent opportunity to research prestigious European institutes as well as your own academic and professional goals. It also fuels excitement in the Lent Term where you anticipate the results and if you got your first preference or not – fun!
All that verbosity just to tell you that I am not bunking classes!
My posts will probably go back and forth between my present – Paris and my past – LSE, with a sprinkling of my future – LSE again!
Now, I have two deadlines for presentations tomorrow and I have to Skype with my team members who have found themselves in Berlin, Barcelona and Lebanon today morning. Two of them have no recollection of how they got there. It IS Halloween Weekend after all! Which gives me an opportunity to whip out this bad boy – tadaa!
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