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Making Exams Work for Learning

It’s exam week once again, so I took some time to reflect on the learning experience at INSEAD. At least in Singapore, we as a society have been grappling with the role of exams in education and how they impact… Continue Reading →

You’re Not the Smartest Kid in Class, Enjoy it.

I remember before coming to INSEAD one of the things I was wondering was “So exactly how smart are my classmates going to be? How will I compare to them? Will I feel like they are all geniuses and they… Continue Reading →

The Italian Train

Here at INSEAD, everybody knows from day one the “Swiss Train” policy. That is, every class or event starts and finishes strictly on time, with no exceptions. Arriving late results in not being admitted to the lecture. But life at… Continue Reading →

It’s not all chateaus and skiing…

It’s March already! Us 19D’s are now exactly three months into our INSEAD year! It feels like the time has flown by, and yet we have already experienced so much it feels impossible that everything has been condensed into one… Continue Reading →

MBA student’s digital Top 10

The INSEAD MBA is known for its intensity. It’s a year full of adventures and challenges on every level. Even in the digital world, students lead a very active lifestyle. Everyone has their own style of communication and singular behavior,… Continue Reading →

How to keep calm at INSEAD

The journey at INSEAD is quite busy and you may find it difficult to keep calm sometimes. Between the assignments, the lectures, the classes, networking and the social events, how could INSEAD students find the time to chill out? INSEAD… Continue Reading →

The not-so-secret sauce for success

Time at INSEAD travels on its own continuum – moving with immense slowness through a Friday 5pm class yet flashing through a P1 break. As we celebrated the last of our period one exams four days ago, I was filled… Continue Reading →

With the finish line in sight

Reflecting on my INSEAD experience so far on my last day in Kampala, Uganda, brings a fresh perspective on what was and what could have been. A lot has happened in the past 7 months, and as the recruitment drive… Continue Reading →

P1: Lessons Learned

I’m Alex, an American MBA student here at INSEAD’s Singapore campus. It’s been a wild ride since starting INSEAD, especially considering that only three months ago I was working at my nonprofit job. Since I’m learning this whole profit thing… Continue Reading →

INSEAD life is INTENSE

Before I started my MBA journey many people were telling me that INSEAD life is intense and that I will have no other options, but learn to prioritise and say “no” to certain events, travels and parties, because it is… Continue Reading →

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