May 24, 2016
After a spectacular result show in Mumbai, it was time to celebrate and motivate. In Mumbai we decided to do our first Pan-Mumbai Achievers Meet 2016 with students getting into IIMs, XLRI, SPJAIN, MICA,SIBM and other top colleges in India. It was held at Two venues:
a) Aditya Institute of Management and Research Borivali - For Borivali and Vile Parle center students
b) Karnavat Classes, Thane - For Thane and Vashi center students
The warmth and excitement was clearly palpable at the venue at least 20 mins before the start. The rooms were full with CAT 16 aspirants and they were eager to listen to the success mantras from their seniors. As planned, after the initial intro of the Achievers , the teachers decided to take a back seat and let the achievers do the talking. A total of 13 achievers (8 and 5 for a and b respectively) patiently answered all queries of 250+ apsirants combined. Rahul Waghmare, Nikhil Phalod - the two stars of Endeavor Mumbai with top notch IIM calls were welcomed with thunderous applauses. This followed by story of persistence by Jeenal Doshi and Pretiesh, the heart breaks in OMCs and the resurrection of Francis, CAT not going well but quickly recovering from it story by Param, Ankush and Sarth and the "not so great background and yet you can do it " story by Sandhya were highlights of the sessions.
Each Achiever stressed on the importance of material solving and constant monitoring of progress. They profusely praised various aspects of Endeavor like writing editorials, book reading or even banning of phone on campus and insisted that they went a long way in ensuring what they achieved. They advised on dealing with test series, managing CAT preparation with third year studies/work and insisted on values like hardwork, persistence and discipline which forms the very basis of delivery in Endeavor.
The sheer emotions that trickled in the voices of the achievers touched the CAT 16 aspirants immensely. Quite a number of students were seen teary eyed listening to stories of multiple failures and personal struggles with English and Maths and yet not giving up till the end. All the achievers got a standing ovation at the end and many CAT 16 students were seen promising to each other that they will be on the other side of the class same time next year.
We end this story with the hope that next year we have a bigger, better and larger show as we deliver our best and assure service excellence to our students.
Dream, Endeavor, Achieve!!!!