Another closed chapter

So, this is the second transition happening to me within a month’s time. I shifted places and moved into a better apartment in a better locality from the first week of September. I took some time to set up my workplace here and now that it is done, this is the first blog post from the new place.
Then there is this significant shift happening in the workplace. Since joining this company, I had been working for a specific project under certain clientèle. The change of project is a significant change, as is considered in these scenarios, as it opens out new avenues and provides with new and better opportunities.

Yesterday was my last day in the previous project. I wrote a farewell email to the entire team (of 200 approximately) about my thoughts while leaving the project. I made some twenty drafts before finalising on what you are going to read here. Once this was done, clicking the send button was so easy.

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Specialization is for insects

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

~ Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love (1973)

Transition from Classroom to the Corporate World

Originally posted on Medium.

This is exactly where most of us go wrong. The adaptation part I meant. Bungee-jumping into the corporate world without prior and proper homework is like the most innovative self-killing method ever invented.

College binds students with academic assignments and tasks which can be solved by copybook methods or by sharing notes among friends. But not in Corporate world. Late night studies don’t yield the same GPAs or equivalents, sharing notes don’t help as much as it always used to.

So, way out? What should be on the checklist of a student about to jump the corporate bandwagon just after finishing college?

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Virtual Internship – A student’s perspective

Originally posted on Medium.

Rajeev has graduated recently and is waiting to join the permanent posting with the company he was recruited by on the campus. In the meanwhile, Rajeev has decided that he won’t just sit back home, and rather will spend his time meaningfully. And hence came up the idea of doing an internship. Soon enough he grabbed one (the genius that he is), and then he faced the greatest dilemma – to move out of home or not to move out of home. Being his last vacations, he wanted to spend as much time with the family as possible and hence he chose a work from home internship. He is an intern now who can work from his drawing room couch, while on the move in his car, and even updates the latest excel sheets while gulping down a burger at the nearest fast food joint.

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It’s never too late

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”

~ Benjamin Button