My first impression of Arkss sir was that he really knows how to guide students in the GD-PI phase; and that gave me the peace of mind that I could convert my calls if I followed his instructions. He had an answer for every possible doubt or question we had. He also backed all his answers with anecdotes about past students' experiences relevant to the doubt. The best aspect of the program is the personalized mentorship and counselling one gets.
As Arkss sir and I had identified some weak points in my profile, most of our conversations centered on those areas, which helped me become more articulate in the interviews. Content development was the primary focus; and having more stuff to talk about helped me in stress interviews that involve a lot of cross-questioning. I feel that PDP Personalised is the best; as it offers mentorship under people who are alumni of the best B-schools of the country. Having known the process themselves, and interacting with students year after year, is an unbeatable combo available from the mentors.
Arkss sir should be presented the "Outstanding Mentor Award" for assisting students in their most crucial phase, where he/she is just a step away from their dream destination. Before enrolling into CL's PDP Personalised program, I explored various other institutions; but I must say that choosing Career Launcher was the best decision I took. It helped me get into my dream B-school. I really appreciate the effort and commitment he and his team put in throughout the interview process. I will surely recommend CL to every aspirant, who is really passionate to get into the IIMs.
The sessions for the PI rounds were indeed very helpful. They gave us an understanding of what we could expect in the actual interviews. The mock interviews were very close to the actual interviews; and helped me overcome hesitation, while gradually building confidence. I developed the habit of on-the-spot thinking, which is very critical for B-school interviews. The PDP program has helped me in providing a starting point; and has equipped me with the essentials needed to start this process. This is one of the most valuable takeaways for me from this program.
Arks sir listens to you. He gave me a lot of confidence and the belief that I can crack the interviews. The sessions with him helped me a lot in confidence building. He talked about all the positive things in my profile and ensured me that I can convert my calls. The PDP Personalized gives you the freedom to choose and do what is best for you. confidence that even if I do not crack any of the interviews, I am still good enough. I learnt a lot and enjoyed the process.I really liked the videos my Mehekka mam for Current Affairs and GK. They were crisp, clear and very helpful for me. The entire experience was very useful, thrilling and self-searching.
My passion is my survival mechanism. What gets me out of bed every day is not getting bogged down by failures in life. All of us face failures; but I prefer looking at the solution, rather than fret over the problem. Passion for me lies in risk - in the willingness to step from the sidelines and onto the playing field.
After all, there is only one life, "Why so serious?"
"Cooler than M.S. Dhoni"
"The Best Motivator"
Oscar Wilde and P G Wodehouse - I cannot put one above the other. Wilde, because he is extremely sarcastic. The beauty of his work is the ability to put together humor and the reality of life. Wodehouse, because he is amazingly wacky; and brings out the best of humor in English language. One ends up feeling rejuvenated after reading his work.
At different points in my life, different people have inspired me-both positively and negatively. My 7th-class Maths teacher inspired me to work hard, when she said I am not good at Maths. Anything that provokes me to take up a challenge is a source of inspiration and motivation.
Enjoys playing poker, badminton, and cricket; his favorite sportsperson is Sachin Tendulkar.1
Loves Scarlett O'Hara from 'Gone with the Wind' for her "Tomorrow is another day" attitude.2
Relishes crime and mystery shows; Suits, Narcos, and Reign being some of his favorites.3
An avid reader, his all-time favorite novel is 'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell.4
Top two things on his bucket list: travel to 100 countries; and write a book.5
Loves listening to songs, reading novels, and spending a lot of time talking to people.6