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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 →

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 →

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 →

A Dynamic INSEAD

As my INSEAD journey continues, I have recognised that I really like how dynamic the classes are. At school, we learn from a variety of activities – not only the lectures or methodology, but how to apply them in teams… Continue Reading →

Like Rain in the Desert

A good Egyptian friend once told me, if you want to learn how build cities from scratch go to the UAE. Having spent the last two months in the Abu Dhabi campus, I couldn’t agree more. Geographically, the United Arab… Continue Reading →

An Integrative Approach to Learning

Do you really learn anything in an MBA? One of my primary motivations for pursuing an MBA was to fill in gaps in my economics background, specifically my limited knowledge of finance and accounting.  As I researched MBA programs and… Continue Reading →

Your OWN INSEAD life

Three periods have passed already, half the program duration! I still remember the first week with all the welcoming activities as if it happened last month, and all the fun we had in the sun during breaks in the first… Continue Reading →

Dust Tastes Great

After seven intense weeks in Singapore, 20 of us flew to Dubai to attend an exceptional networking event hosted by INSEAD. But no trip to Dubai is complete without Quad biking. Little did I know that numerous instances were befittingly… Continue Reading →

P1 with a Poet: 5 Ways to Survive (and Thrive!)

I am a minority at INSEAD. Coming in, I had never taken a business or quantitative degree – ever! Even though I had already braced myself for a challenge when I decided to apply, I still found myself initially overwhelmed… Continue Reading →

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