By Harsh Singh, MBA’24
I eagerly anticipate my upcoming internship this summer in the bustling Big Apple, I can’t help but look back on the incredible whirlwind that was my first year as an MBA student. Today, I proudly refer to myself as a second-year MBA student at the prestigious Kelley School of Business. However, just a year ago, I found myself bidding farewell to my employer, a salad bowl of emotions swirling within me. The decision to take this leap of faith—leaving behind my country and my family and immersing myself in a foreign land for a truly global experience—both thrilled and frightened me in equal measure.
In July of 2022, I embarked on an extraordinary journey that spanned three flights and lasted a grueling 32 hours. It transported me from the hurried streets of Mumbai to the serene and picturesque town of Bloomington, nestled in the heart of Indiana. The constant symphony of traffic and street noises were replaced by the soothing chorus of birds chirping every morning, accompanied by a profound silence that enveloped the surroundings. I transitioned from a life devoid of public transport to complete reliance on the town’s bus service as I adjusted to the quaint pace of my new environment. (more…)