Thursday, November 22, 2007

These forms make me lie

A couple of friends are applying to MBA schools. Part of the application process mandates a number of essays written on various topics like 'Achievements', 'Diversity', 'Goals' etc. The essays sometimes turn out to be an assuaged premeditated extempore bordering on self glorification. Some of those essays are passed through me cause of my so called literary skills :-) Anyways so this friend was sitting there pondering about what he had done and what he wanted to do and then he made a comment in passing, "These forms make me LIE".

7 comments:

Goli said...

I dont now much about the lying part, but I do remember that we used to have loads of fun in college to fill out these. :).

Etchen said...

Okm seriously, this is too bizarrre, today at lunch I was just discussing with a friend that he should take a class to help him write his job appplication..."the art of bullshit"

Alistair D'souza said...

@ Goli
Yeah I remember my days too :-)

@ Etchen
oh here is another one... so this friend told me of this person he knows who would find out which books the profs of the Univ have written and then he would read those books and then mention in his essays that he is inspired by those books :-)
basically tailor it to what the profs want to hear.... hmmmm....

Etchen said...

Ok, seriously...that's a pretty ingenious idea. You've got to give the guy some credit for creativeness!

Alistair D'souza said...

@etchen
yeah I guess so...

but in a way its just back to making ppl hear what they want to... just another way of marketing...

LilOne said...

hee hee hee
i am still in that phase....so i can relate to it :D :D
but sometimes it becomes weary to market urself like that.!

Alistair D'souza said...

yeah... its all about how well you fake it till you actually make it :-)