Friday, November 25, 2005

Sop? Applications and Jobs ....

Lots of things going on as usual. As usual, i have some very tough deadlines to meet. As usual, i have brought this condition unto myself through the fine art of procrastination. :-s
Am supposed to write my 'statement of purpose' soon. Actually am supposed to have already written it by now. Most of my peers are atleast half way done. And, i have been waiting all this time for some kind of an inspiration and then hoped to do it quickly like say in a day after which just some minor editing would be needed. Sadly, the inspiration has been as elusive as ever. Or maybe the 'inspiration' is the approaching deadline?? When i asked our sage for advice, he replies as: "Answer one question - what do you want to see yourself as in the future?". Well, as i have oft said, the answer is "I dont know". I rather believe in taking life one step at a time. Did i even think of going in for further studies when i joined IIIT? Not at all. I had no idea what i wanted to do next. Same now. All i know is that i was to post graduate doing some research in the field of AI preferably agents (as i am acquainted with that). Guess, thats where the whole problem lies in. However, most of the 'Statement ofPurpose' or Sop is generally devoted to your past achievements and academic pursuits.

Theres the other thing too, placements .. jobs. Supposed to select 3 dream companies. My dream companies? Unless i know the kind of work i would have to be doing in them, i have no criteria on which to decide my 'dream' company. Ofcourse the pay package is always a major factor :D. My fyp? Its in the doldrums ... waiting and waiting ... when will it progress?? Nothing seems to going right or rather going at all. Even the choice for an open elective does not seem to be easily settled. But, that doesnt have any space in my thoughts right now .... :-s :-?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Decision making is ever so difficult for the life forces one to make choices. Let me put another question - Do you want to do things which are termed as usual? If so, then forget about worrying - things will happen - as usual.
If not, then I believe that the only way out is stop worrying and think about what you would want to do in the wildest of your imaginations - that might provide you with some hope!

Anonymous said...

Dood take it easy...and just do it...sab ho jayega !!!!

Not anonymous but Pati said...

Ahem Ahem .. come to me and I will solve all ur problems....

the-think said...

Nothing will help except going with the flow...it's the transition phase that can't be helped :)

mythalez said...

It was tough managing one anonymous, and now i have two (anonymouses??)!!
@anon1, Decision making is difficult ... i know .. doing usual is usual .. wat i fear is wat i want to do may be beyond the wildest of my imagination :D

@anon2, Just do it?? Do wat? :D

@dear-old-pati, mein aaya to tha, lekin tune kuch nahin kiya .. :(

@persephone, going with the flow? but what if u want to find your own path ? :)

Lord of all Things said...

another soul being tortured ... welcome to the party

The optimist from utopia said...

Everyone is confused.. This world is a confusing place.. Read this somewhere "Mankind is a senseless word for when split, mank and ind dont make much sense." Confused?? :P

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ganty said...

welcome to the other side of the post graduation fence
u wish u were here?
can we switch?

mythalez said...

@swathi: thanku

@optimist: :-s n yeah u can

@GEP?: Ur bot can bypass the image-letter tester? Or did u logically end up here?

@ganty: I only wish everythin is over soon ... and abt switchin .. nah am not so inclined towards Ahmedabad :P

the-think said...

I don't mean the common flow of the world...never do that.
Go with the flow of mind and let it rest a while. The mist will begin to clear and your course will become clearer...then it's time to plod along all by yourself :)