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Reflections two-thirds into P1

I remember quite well my first day of school in the US.  I was almost eight years old, and had only moved a month prior after growing up most of my life in Brussels.  Despite months of anticipation and excitement… Continue Reading →

3 things to bring to INSEAD

The first five weeks at INSEAD have flown by so fast that I feel I need an Alcubierre drive to keep up. The Alcubierre drive was something I didn’t even know existed before I talked with my classmate from NASA. In… Continue Reading →

My summer time in Uganda

I have always been excited about exploring foreign lands and working in a startup. When SPOUTS of Water, a rapidly growing early-revenue-stage social enterprise that manufactures and distributes ceramic water filters in Uganda offered me the opportunity to go to… Continue Reading →

The First 30 Days…A Reflection!

So wow. How do I begin to describe the last (and my first) month at INSEAD?   Let me begin by telling you it’s doesn’t feel like a month – I’d say a solid three-four at least. The time dilation… Continue Reading →

Gender Diversity

This academic year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first two female graduates from INSEAD’s MBA Programme.  INSEAD is planning a yearlong series of events around IW50 (INSEAD Women 50) that will highlight women in business, INSEAD’s gender diversity,… Continue Reading →

How do I find my dream job?

What you want to be when you grow up? What you want to study in your undergrad? Where are you going to work? It’s very suddenly, for many people, that the choice of work loses connection with their dreams. Why?… Continue Reading →

I thought my MBA Application CV was perfect, but I was wrong

I still remember the painful times during my application when I needed to write my CV. It was probably the document that I had read the most in my life – I didn’t count exactly how many times I did… Continue Reading →

A Journey to Angola

When I left Brazil to come to INSEAD, I knew that I was going to have a year full of diverse and multicultural experiences. Yet, back then it would be hard for me to imagine that six months later I… Continue Reading →

The B-School “Bubble” Effect

B-schools are particularly well known for their all-consuming, high-pressure, and demanding environment, filled with ambitious young professionals. But is that all it is? What else is there in the B-school bubble?   When I first talked about the B-school bubble,… Continue Reading →

My MBA internship with Agastya – one of the largest non-profits in India

Before coming to INSEAD in January 2017, as I was preparing for a year filled with extraordinary experiences, I made a promise to myself – This is the year to be brave, to think about the long term, and to… Continue Reading →

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