Interviewing on Skype: Should you prepare differently?

Admissions interviews are routinely conducted either by phone or by Skype so it is critical to learn how to best portray yourself and connect with the interviewer via phone or video instead of in the more traditional in-person interview. The attached link offers some interesting ideas about how to interview for a job on Skype. But, we have a few of our own to add when it comes to interviewing on the [...]

Biggest gift to HBS ever

In the largest ever gift from an international donor in Harvard Business School’s 102-year-old history, Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group, announced a $50 million gift to fund a new academic and residential building on the HBS campus in Boston. Tata made the gift on behalf of the Tata Companies, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, and the Tata Education and Development Trust, the philanthropic [...]

Famous Indians from Cambridge University

Famous Indians from Cambridge University Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), Prime Minister of India, Trinity College Harivanshrai Bachchan (1907-2003) – Famous poet, St Catharine’s College Homi Jehangir Bhabha (1909-1966), Gonville and Caius College Subramaniam Chandrasekhar (1910-1995), Trinity College (Nobel Prize) Dr Vikram Sarabhai (1919-1971), St. John’s College GN Ramachandran [...]

Leader among the Leaders: HBS versus Stanford GSB

Life could be tricky when it comes to making a choice between two titans. Both Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business are highly prestigious institutes for MBA courses, leaders in their own right. HBS and Stanford GSB are places where leaders are nurtured. However, making a choice among the two could be a daunting task. While both offer world-class education and a thrilling [...]


The Indian School of Business in Hyderabad is a mecca for ambitious management students looking for lucrative jobs. Each year, its students dream bigger and look higher. Last year, four ISB students were offered jobs with a salary of more than RS 1 crore per annum. Don’t let the outliers distract you though, but what’s interesting to note is that the big offers are being made by Indian companies, [...]

EMBA: Are you an enhancer, shifter or explorer ?

The UCLA executive MBA program in one of its essays asks the current students about their career goals as they relate to pursuing the MBA degree.  The question asks whether a student is a Enhancer, Shifter or Explorer. The elegant definitions of these three types of applicants are italicized below: Enhancer = I plan to continue in the same field/function and see FEMBA as necessary to advance and [...]

Wall Street Careers

CAREERS Wall Street Investment Banking Private Equity Equity & FixedIncome Entrepreneurship Product Management Human Resources InvestmentManagement Operations Sales & Marketing Advertising & PR Supply Chain Management Management Strategy ? Wall Street Careers In his classic book, “Liar’s Poker”, Michael Lewis described Wall Street as being a [...]

How is an MBA different from a Masters ?

What makes MBA the most preferred profession these days? Why are people around the globe rushing to go to the top B schools? The basic reason is the other opportunities a B school offers in comparison to a regular school. Studying hard, making notes and attending classes regularly are the basic things a student does. But is studying everything that you need to do at the school? The answer is absolutely [...]

Dual Degrees: Are they worth it?

Shobhit Chugh from IIT Delhi is currently pursuing MMM from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He is also pursuing a joint degree at the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern. He’ll graduate with two degrees in just two years at no extra cost. Wondering how? Well, he applied for a dual degree. What is a Dual Degree? A Dual Degree Program is a simultaneous degree [...]

Anil Dhirubhai Ambani: The name says it all!

“Concentration can be cultivated. One can learn to exercise will power, discipline one’s body and train one’s mind” are the great words of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani. Born to Dhirubhai Ambani and Kokilaben Ambani on 4th June 1959, Anil Ambani owns the ADA Group and is currently the fourth richest Indian in the world. A true go getter, Anil Ambani received his Bachelors in Science [...]
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