Young faces brimming with hope & confidence thronged the lobby with their backpacks, at Hotel Bliss, 8pm, 20th Jan with mixed feeligns of fear and excitement that competetion brings about. 58 IIM call-getters from IIT,HBTI,MNNIT,IET were there to participate in the first Boot Camp held at Kanpur from 20th Jan to 22nd Jan. The Boot Camp was speare-headed by Nitin Jindal & Arjun Wadhwa. The students were allocated rooms so that they interact with new people to help them develop their inter-personal skills. The tone was set for a lovely Boot Camp by a roof-top dinner & excellent food. Gourmet satisfaction adds to the appetite for intellectual craving so when at 10 o’clock, they were given assignments, they remained up till about 3.00am.
With a hot breakfast, the Boot Camp got started at 9.00am. The heterogeneous mix of participants which varied from Doctors to CAs added spice to the introduction session.
The GD drills wonderfully crafted by the faculty members, made the Boot Camp a success, there and then itself. Non-veg lunch with ice-cream took away the fatigue of 4hrs speaking. Gyan session was welcomed and students were
getting ready for the firing squad. Next came the Rope task, a memorable experience.
They strutted like gun-slingers, but were caged in mouse traps on simple questions like “why MBA” and “tell me something about yourself”. The feedback session by mentors that lasted from 5 pm till 2 am made it a night to remember. An excellent dinner and an impactfull movie, created a balming effect before the night. Morning started at 8am & the students appreciated the GK gyan session with Arjun. Students were pleased with the entire concept of Boot Camp where they felt like that they had evolved in all aspects of presentation, content and demeanour. They thanked the mentors, especially for removing there hesitancy in speaking and exposing them to 99.9%ile and 10 pointers. They realized that if you know yourself well, you can clear IIMs. All of them left with the feeling that “IIM is within their reach.”
Upcoming boot camps are being held at Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi on 7-8th Feb . In case you would like to attend please register here
The PDP Boot Camp got us exposure to all that we needed to develop in our personalities, in terms of GD, PI, Interviews etc. Most importantly, we learnt from the feedback that was given to us.
The GD exercise was was my favourite, because it taought me that it is possible to enter the GD at any stage and have content in both favour and against the topic. Hitting the most important points through brief and to the point entries.
It exceeded expectation, from lodging, to food, to quality of teachers. Everything was excellent.
Session on GD tips and exercises lasted for 5 hours and covered all types of topics with a variety of people as group members.
The Boot Camp gave me a new dimension of thinking, and most importantly, it taught me that all the answers are within you. Just search within and you will be through.
Yes, it did meet my expectation. It gave me valuable insight into concepts of GD, PI and case studies. Also, I got to learn from my competitors, which was wonderul.