Thursday, May 6

Pleasing a school viz a viz Pleasing a girl

Strange title for the post huh!! :) Well i was pondering over the question "Why xx b-school?". Like an average applicant i began listing down few stupid ideas such as: 1. XX has a phenomenol brand name 2. XX has great faculty,  3. I will learn yy at XX school

Pathetic effort isn't it? Now consider a situation where a guy sees a super hot girl and wants to woo her.





Thousands of guys would love to hang out with a beautiful chic, like thousands of applicants want to get into a reputed b-school. So, be it a beautiful girl or a reputed school - both have a problem of plenty. Now, if a guy makes a strong case and tells a girl why he has fallen for her {Why XX B-school?}, what will he do for her {How will you contribute to the school?} and How will she fulfill his dreams {How will the school help you in achieving your goal} there is a chance that girl would give the guy a chance.


Also, Guys fall in love with what they see {How often we fall in love with a school that has a superb brand equity ;) } and Girls fall in love with what they hear {Schools love applicants who express themselves well -- ESSAYS ARE V-IMP}

We have seen one approach above to woo a girl. Now consider this:


Guy: Hi Gorgeous!! I just wanted to tell you that i often dreamt of an angel whose eyes had innocense and sensuality, whose cheeks were crafted out of rose petals and whose lips were like strawberries. An angel whom god crafted out of marble and whom god coated with honey. You are the one whose smile is more beautiful than the rainbow. I can spend rest of my life watching you smile. When i saw you first i couldn't believe that someone could be so beautiful. {This was why XX school and how it fits in your scheme of things?}

You are the one for whom i would die a thousand times, if you would say i would get the most precious jewels for you, i would keep you like a prized possesion. I would kiss your lips and play with your sensual hair. I would peep into your hypnotising eyes for hours, i would really love to make love to you. {What would you do for the school?}




Half the battle is won if you market yourself well. School might call you for a date {read interview}

While addressing "Why XX school?" question don't just mention how good a school is. Ad-com already knows that, that's not unique ... Tell the ad-com exactly what are your scheme of things and how you found the school fitting in...all the courses, faculty, clubs, alum network, placements, student projects, guest speakers etc. anything and everything that you can think of -- and those things that add an extra punch to the story. Now, don't just stop here, express what would you do for the school once accepted. Most of the top b-schools are student run organizations and schools are looking for students who will pro-actively contribute to the activities of school....

More later...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess this one speaks a lot about how smitten you are with the girl rather than the school :D

Anasthaesium said...

haha! that was a good one! So does it mean we can now equate (moderate success in wooing girls = chances of securing an interview at our choice schools ) ? ;)

Braveheart said...

@Anon -- it was just a comparison :)

@anasthaesium -- i guess so :) ...but my hit rate in wooing girls is really poor :'( ...

Anasthaesium said...

dude..dont say that. :)..I bet your girlfriend thinks otherwise :)

bizwiz said...

another thing we have in common, bro. ... I was talking about the 'girl-wooing' part.

long_int said...

Haha...could not stop laughing....
Great analogy there....