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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 →

Bringing your Whole Self to INSEAD

  In celebration of National Coming Out Day, I decided to share my journey to INSEAD, some highlights of my experience so far, and how it’s been shaped by being out on campus. To be out or not to be… 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 →

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 →

Who are the most successful INSEAD job hunters?

The INSEAD “On Campus Recruitment” (OCR) period is approaching and I find myself asking, who of the students will be the most successful in finding their dream jobs?  I recently just had my one-year anniversary at INSEAD and I have… Continue Reading →

Period 3: Pivoting

I’ve just finished the last final of my core courses.  One of my classmates said something that stuck with me as we were about to start the test:  “This is probably the last test in our lives that we’ll ever… Continue Reading →

Croissants, Coffees & Cover Letters

I’ve decided to change the way I keep account of my time here at INSEAD- I have now transitioned effectively from weeks to days (I did start with months). In the daily rush to make it to classes, finish assignments,… Continue Reading →

A story about failure: the ‘ding’ in my INSEAD job search

Inside the classroom, I could barely pay attention to what the professor was saying. I couldn’t avoid constantly looking at my cell phone, as I was about to receive the call from one of the employers I had just interviewed… Continue Reading →

P2: Over in a Flash

  Well, that escalated quickly… It’s the last week of class here in P2 and we have our first finals in 4 days.  Somehow this period managed to fly without I or most of my classmates noticing.  I guess this is what… Continue Reading →

In Search of Home

As a girl of Indian descent growing up in Chicago, I was taught to regularly seek blessings from elders in the family, particularly my paternal grandmother. She would place her hand on my head, and pray that I would be… Continue Reading →

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