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Get, CET and Go!

Every year, the month of February holds a special significance to all MBA aspirants in Mumbai. Each one of them spends sleepless nights in preparing for “The CET” perhaps the mother of all entrance exams in this part of the country. In case you are seriously considering taking the Maharashtra CET (for MBA) this Feb there is no reason to ...

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CAT got your tongue?

Competitive exams are always fraught with risk. There is the risk of not scoring good marks and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks but not making it to a top college and therefore, disappointing your parents. There is the risk of scoring good marks, getting into a top college but knowing that two to ...

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Mystery Shopping

Wanna know the true meaning of work and play, jump into the world of mystery shopping. Hate the security guy at the nearby mall? Noticed cockroaches hovering around in a restaurant? Unhappy with the sales staff behavior? Well, have I got a job cut out for you! Be a mystery shopper – just pay attention to the minutest of details, ...

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Courses that make you go huh?

Every once in a while you come across things that don\\\’t make sense. Like, studying for exams, caller tunes, girls crying, et al. JAM has now taken it upon itself to add to this long list and bring to you, in every issue, one totally whacky course that you will probably not sign up for.\\r\\n\\r\\nName: Certificate Course in Jainology\\r\\nInstitute: Mumbai ...

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Are you ready for an MBA?

The strongest candidates competing to gain admission into business schools are very focused on their intended career paths. They are reasonably clear about what is needed to get there and what it takes to be successful. Are you one of these people? The MBA is designed for people who want to learn about business, across many different disciplines. But schools ...

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Cool office of the fortnight

What does one look for in a work place? Considering you’re just outta college and you’re put in a dull, boring environment where the eerie silence makes you wanna crack up.We at JAM know that you’re such a laugh and that’s why off and on we’ll feature some cool offices for you to work in. College ke baad ke kaam ...

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Quizzing anyone

Curiosity killed the cat, but it made the quizzer rich! From beer bottles and live ducks to jeans and shoes to laptops and foreign holidays, quizzes offer tons of expensive swag up for grabs. In today’s knowledge-driven world, quizzing is no longer just another intellectual pursuit – it’s a realistic and, sometimes, even lucrative career option. Quizzing is a full-fledged ...

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Open Schooling

SAY NO to school? Cdr. T.R.A. Narayanan did the unthinkable. He pulled his two sons out of school and enrolled them in ‘Open schooling’ instead. Reason: they were not getting the time to pursue their passions. No, we’re not kidding about this! Shivaram, the younger one is an Origami genius while Shrinivas, is pursuing wildlife photography. Now that’s what we ...

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Meet Kaushalendra -The Vegetable vendor from IIMA

  He is a topper from IIM Ahmedabad. He’s shy. He loves Bihar. He speaks broken English. And he is a vegetable vendor! Meet Kaushalendra, a desi young man currently doing some pioneering work in the field of vegetable retail. 1) What inspired you to be an entrepreneur and start doing something on your own? Did you always want to ...

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Cat countdown

With only a few days to go, turn your CAT prep into overdrive! Today we are less than one month away from the D-day Nov 16, 2008. I am sure there’ll be a lot of mixed feelings – hope, fear, discouragement, anxiety, confidence All with one commonality; one question there’ll definitely be hounding all CAT aspirants right now will be, ...

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