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Three things to do to break out of your profession and thrive!

Networks…we all know about them, are part of them and create them. In my previous article, I wrote about how I ended up as what I now term a Career Adventurist – exploring different roles, industries and sometimes doing two or… Continue Reading →

Relatable Biases and the MBA Decision

‘Why would you want to leave the stability of your well-paying job, the proximity to your family and the comfort of the city where you’ve lived for the past few years to do an MBA in France?’ – the classic,… Continue Reading →

To Do Or Not To Do: The Intensive Language Program – That Is The Question

I believe a lot of people wonder about this. In fact, I owe a 19D a thorough review of the intensive language program. To give you some background, I am a 19J who chose to do French in Fontainebleau during… Continue Reading →

First Impressions @ INSEAD

Hey everyone, it’s been a few weeks since my last post and since then activities started at INSEAD and I started to meet some of my fellow classmates. INSEAD is a bowl of different nationalities and everyone say this all… Continue Reading →

A Thrilling Start

Why Does a Doctor Need an MBA? For the past ten years, I have been working as a physician, and I feel this duration is long enough to remain in my comfort zone. The past year has been really interesting… Continue Reading →

Behind the enemy lines

When I told people a that I’d soon be attending an MBA program in Singapore and France, their first question would be “Why?”. Leaving my software engineer career in San Francisco, the hottest job in the hottest sector, seemed very… Continue Reading →

Zurich, My Love

Dear All, Several weeks ago, I promised an entry about Zurich. Finally, here it is. Zurich was home for me; thus, this entry is also about home. Over the last weeks, I was spending only a little time in Zurich,… Continue Reading →

Designing a Career in Fashion Tech

Hi everyone! Melissa Lim here, one of the ’19J bloggers at INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus. NB for new readers (aka my friends and family): “’19J” is INSEAD-speak for “please let me graduate in July 2019 :)” I was born in San Francisco,… Continue Reading →

Starting INSEAD the intensive way…

Coming from jobs that got us to INSEAD, M&A investment banking for me, I wanted to spend time travelling, meeting family and friends, or just relaxing before all the excitement started. But the exit language is a strict graduation requirement!… Continue Reading →

How I switched careers multiple times without ever applying for a job…

So this is how it started. It was year 2000, and I’d been working as a lawyer all of two years. And I disliked it, to put it mildly. I was stressed out, doing the work of two people (I… Continue Reading →

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