Been a while since I blogged. A lot has happened. First let me start with my MBA pursuit. Feels proud to say I am finally committed to Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management. It is an awesome school and to be accepted with a 1/4 GA (Graduate Assistantship) is an accomplishment for me. “1/4 GA?”, you said. That’s right. It basically means I work 10hrs a week for the School and get paid a little stipend. What is amazing is that it takes around 80% of my tuition expenses off. So I am really paying only about 20%. Sweet isn’t it! The School invited me for the Krannert Weekend which is basically an opportunity to meet Krannert Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff. Also, for GAs, this is a time to interview with various departments of Krannert to get placed somewhere. So, I went with my sweetheart in the weekend of Apr 7. We both took an off on Friday Apr 7. Needless to say it was a one of a kind experience. Krannert hospitality was excellent. We both enjoyed the event a lot. For the first time in my life I witnessed what it is like to meet so many people and each one from a different background. So this is what is called Networking!
I am organizing March for Babies Walk in TCS. Tomorrow more than 50 TCS Associates and their partners are going to walk together for 3.1 miles at the White River State Park. The walk is a fund raiser organized by the March of Dimes an organization that works for healthy babies. It is going to be an exciting event.
Lastly, I have resigned! 🙂 22nd Jul is going to be my last day in TCS. How long will I be here in USA before I go back to India is a mystery as of now. I have also been relieved of my oncall duties as the day to day support is now handled by my replacement. I am now out of operational support and am working on Informatica 9 release. As days pass by the desperation to go back and see India increases as well especially now that I know not many days are left. Flipside, it will be difficult for both Abby and me to stay away from each other for the time I would spend in India and beyond at Krannert.