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Learning how to make positive impact – the INSEAD way!

Did you know that as a generation we are creating the highest level of carbon footprint on our planet than any generation before? With today’s great comfort and luxuries come high levels of global emissions. The burning of coal, natural… Continue Reading →

Work-life Balance 101

Only 2 weeks to go! As I am sitting to write this post I am only 10 days away from my very first INSEAD break, between P1 and P2. But before I dive deep into my classroom notes and exercise… Continue Reading →

Study-Life Balance at INSEAD Does Exist!!

It would not be too difficult to imagine what kind of year you will have at INSEAD when you only have one year to study, network, find a job, and enjoy student life. Your INSEAD year will be dynamic, fun,… Continue Reading →

Chicago fever

Dear All, I am in love, once again. This time, it’s Chicago. By now you might wonder whether I fall in love with every city I move to, and indeed, there is a pattern. It’s a family thing. However, in… 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 →

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 →

A Foundation In More Ways Than One

From the decision of doing an MBA, to sitting for the GMAT, and staring longingly at your mobile phone to see if I would get the admissions call, it has been quite a journey to get here. With the official… Continue Reading →

Pregnancy, Parenthood and Relationships during INSEAD

It’s been almost a year since you last heard from me. You can bet that a lot has changed: the cohort I started with, ’18J, has graduated; I’m the mother of an 8-month old boy, I’m doing an internship in… Continue Reading →

Goodbye INSEAD or: Do not focus on academics – trust me.

My active period at INSEAD is over. After an amazing graduation last week, it is time to pack up my things, take a “one last time” tour through Fontainebleau and then jump into the car and drive back into the… Continue Reading →

Thrive—don’t survive—in Group work

One of our first, most salient memories of INSEAD is sitting around a table covered in markers and butcher paper, nervously smiling at groupmates that still qualified as strangers. We were in our very first session for the Personal Leadership… Continue Reading →

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