I didn’t want to come to Babson, but I got rejected by most other schools and had no choice. Nevertheless, I took a leap of faith and thought the MBA would give me some clarity about who I am and what my purpose is.
Over the course of the last 2 years, I traveled the world, studied at IE, interned at a top consulting firm, made some amazing friends, found the perfect mentors, learnt so much about diverse cultures, networked with change-makers, asked annoying questions in class, wore flip flops in the winters, landed a job at my dream company, failed to cook a good meal, faced rejection more times than I can remember, loved, laughed, argued, celebrated and what not.
But where is the clarity? Maybe I failed to find it, maybe it isn’t that important or maybe it lies somewhere amidst these experiences. But Babson taught me to keep looking, to keep believing that it is my pursuit of that clarity and purpose that matters the most.
I wouldn’t say Babson is the best school in the world. It is far from perfect. But Babson was what we made of it, it was different for everybody. And that is exactly what I learnt here: Make most of where you are, that’s the best you can do.
I want to thank the ones who enhanced my learning, stood by me, believed in me, and tolerated me for the last 2 years. It wouldn’t have been possible without you. A special thanks to my parents for their unconditional support.
Well then, not a great feat, but it is good to stop once in a while to look back and see how far we’ve come. This is my moment, as I graduate from Babson. Cheers!