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First Impressions

They say that first impressions last for a long time. In my case, I hope that it’s true because the first impressions I have had of INSEAD in the Orientation Week have been nothing short of amazing. Overeager to start… Continue Reading →

An inspiring leader is a story teller!

Hello everyone! I am Hirohisa IIJIMA, one of the five Japanese 17Ds starting INSEAD’s MBA program from its Asia campus. I am going to be a Singy lifer (staying in Singapore for the whole of the program), unlike two thirds… Continue Reading →

Taking the road less traveled to the MBA

Whenever I introduce myself to my fellow classmates here, the most common response I hear is “you were made for INSEAD!” While I’d believed this myself when I was applying, it’s reassuring to hear it from the Admissions Committee when… Continue Reading →

Celebrating 15 years of the INSEAD-Wharton Alliance

The INSEAD-Wharton Alliance video discusses 15 years of successful collaboration: early days, innovations and future plans for the Alliance. It was in March 2001 that the INSEAD-Wharton MBA Alliance Program was formed. At the time, some 15,147 km away (or… Continue Reading →

‘Twas the night before INSEAD…

‘Twas the night before INSEAD, just me and my spouse not a shirt unprepared, not even a blouse. The suit jackets hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that job offers soon would be there. The pre-reads were finished, preemptively… Continue Reading →

A Matter Of Importance

There is this point in time: right before the program commences and just after you have been issued your visa, or made your housing deposit, or whatever the last item on your to-do list of pre-INSEAD preparation may be. It… Continue Reading →


Theatre de Fontainebleau 21st December 2016 It’s in the quiver of the oral commissures at the end of every smile… in the squint after every eye-widening moment… the linger of handshakes just one microsecond longer. The pain of letting go…. Continue Reading →

IN-SEAD on my mind

It was in the summer of 2014 when I met an alumnus of INSEAD at a party. His personality, charisma and knowledge were contagious. Ever since I had started to think of an MBA, INSEAD has been at the back… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Experience Before INSEAD

Networking is one of the many keywords you start hearing when you decide you’re going to attend a business school. My formal introduction to networking happened during a visit in Oct ’15, to a friend studying for an MBA at… Continue Reading →


Welcome to the worldwide INSEAD community ! Yes, we made it. It has been a long journey. From sleepless GMAT preparations to nerve-wracking interviews, we, 17D, managed to survive. And, I think we deserve some proper celebrations. Before dealing with… Continue Reading →

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