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Low marks don't necessarily translate into a failed career
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June 05, 2007

With the board exam results staring us in the face, students are overcome with nail-biting nervousness as their career prospects loom large before them.

Many are disappointed with poor grades each year, and are affected severely, to the point of depression and even suicide.

Such students need to know that bad grades are not the end of the world. An MBA is not necessarily everyone's cup of tea -- you can pursue a host of other career options, such as interior designing, jewellery making, or you can even start your own business.

We therefore invite readers who have had a successful career despite academic drawbacks to share their stories with us. If you have been successful in a vocation despite not having fared well academically, tell your story and help others in a similar situation turn their lives around.

Mail your contribution to, and we will publish it in the Get Ahead section of

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