I may be a big failure some two-three years down the line. Or I may become a big scion during the same time. That does not matter. My point is that if I don’t start-up now, I probably never will. These fresh years when I am just of college, buoyant with happiness and pain alike, provides the best ground for working in a start-up. Because I have nothing to lose, literally! The placements at my campus are anyways substandard. By substandard I mean they are comparable to any random university in the country, public or private, in terms of CTC and Job Enthusiasm (I don’t like to call it Job Satisfaction). Howsoever hard the placement coordinator tries; it remains the same throughout the years. Hence whatever little I was going to get there is easily let-go-able for me. You may also call it the camouflage for my inefficiency to edge those placement tests, if you wish. But I simply don’t agree that the toughness of the interview tests conforms to the so-called challenging opportunities the company offers after you get selected.
Secondly, I don’t intend to be content with big MNC jobs however lucrative they might be. I don’t dream to be cool among my friend and family circles saying that I work in that Big Bad Inc. earning a gazillion bucks per annum. Nor do I want to boast about the plethora of job offers I got (probably I will be getting none!) or the multitude of those MBA percentiles and GMAT/GRE scores. Those things are good but are not to my taste. I live my life to my own tastes, in fact everyone should.
Thirdly, as I already wrote in On Why I Don't Need a MBA and Why I will Do a MBA, I don’t even find those grueling Quant and VA and then, if selected, those GD/PI and SOPs worth the labor to what you actually learn in those institutes. But there are networking positives also. Therefore I wish to keep this option and debate open to myself.
I would not have been able to bark out so many things. Not without the current position (howsoever good or bad it is) where I stand. And surely not without the intense desire to start-up; and BITS Pilani of course!