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How Reading 'Harry Potter' Helped This IIT-IIM Graduate Crack Prestigious B-school Interviews

This potterhead shares how reading Harry Potter books helped him crack B-School interviews

This potterhead shares how reading Harry Potter books helped him crack B-School interviews

Rohan Jain, a graduate from IIT Kanpur and IIM Ahmedabad, recently talked about having read each Harry Potter book at least 7 times which helped him crack 3 business school interviews.

JK Rowling’s series Harry Potter is more than a set of books and films for its die-hard fans.

One such person credits the series for cracking his business school interviews.

Rohan Jain, who is a graduate from IIM Ahmedabad, credits the series for helping him crack interviews of three B-schools.

These business schools included IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Calcutta, and IIM Bangalore.

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Harry Potter got me into IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta. Let me explain. There was a time when I used to pride myself on the fact that I have read each Harry Potter book at least seven times, and could recite quotes and stories by heart. IIMA - The panelists asked me about my hobbies, and I mentioned about reading books. I spent the next 10 minutes quoting instances from the Harry Potter series. That part of the interview really helped break the ice. The panelists even jokingly asked me if I had a crush on Emma Watson! IIMB - The interview wasn't going that well. The panelists suddenly decided to ask me about my favourite book, and that changed the tone of the interview. I spent the next 20 minutes explaining how much I had learned from Harry Potter, and how those learnings could be useful in management. By the end of the interview, the panelists were impressed. IIMC - Here also, I spent around 10 minutes just speaking about Harry Potter. Harry Potter has helped me take control of most of the interviews I have given, because that was one subject where I usually knew much more than the panelists. I might not have received the admission letter from Hogwarts, but Harry Potter still ended up filling my life with magic. Happy birthday, Harry Potter! #harrypotterbirthday #harrypotter #magic #hogwarts #potterhead #jkrowling #repost #nostalgia #iima #iimb #iimc #motivation

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He shared his story on the occasion of Harry Potter’s birthday. Taking to Instagram, he uploaded a series of pictures and narrated his story.

The first image has him pose at the iconic 9¾ platform while in the second photo, one can see his collection of the Harry Potter series.

Rohan, in his post, revealed that he has read each of the books seven times. Sharing how it has helped, he mentioned that whenever he was asked about his hobbies or favourite book he would mention Harry Potter. This not only served as an ice breaker between him and the panelist but also helped him take things forward.

In a part of his caption, Rohan said, “Harry Potter has helped me take control of most of the interviews I have given because that was one subject where I usually knew much more than the panelists.”

Rohan ends his post in an adorable tone where he mentions, “I might not have received the admission letter from Hogwarts, but Harry Potter still ended up filling my life with magic.”

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