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P1 Rundown

Immediately after getting accepted, whatsapp / telegram groups for the class of July 2019 (19J) were up and holy guacamole: the group has been buzzing! I had been relishing my pre-INSEAD experience and decided that our start at INSEAD has… Continue Reading →

When Clarity Tastes Like Water

Two months have never flown by faster. INSEAD is many things to different people, but I doubt many who have gone through this process would disagree that one word truly captures it all: Intense. I thought I knew what that… 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 →

Relatable Biases and the MBA Decision

‘Why would you want to leave the stability of your well-paying job, the proximity to your family and the comfort of the city where you’ve lived for the past few years to do an MBA in France?’ – the classic,… Continue Reading →

To Do Or Not To Do: The Intensive Language Program – That Is The Question

I believe a lot of people wonder about this. In fact, I owe a 19D a thorough review of the intensive language program. To give you some background, I am a 19J who chose to do French in Fontainebleau during… 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 →

Making My Way to INSEAD

Hey there! I feel it will be a good idea to briefly introduce myself before I start my blog. My name is Sona, an Indian living in a small country on the coasts of Persian Gulf, Qatar for past 4… Continue Reading →

Bonjour France !

Bonjour France ! “Time flies when you’re having fun”, people always said that to me, and there’s a truth to their words. It’s been almost 2 months since I arrived in France earlier than most of the 19Js, to, as… 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 →

How did P3 pass by so quickly? Where did all that time go?

A few months ago, I stood before a roomful of my classmates to tell my story. I talked about growing up in Nigeria, influences that shaped my choices, and what I hoped to achieve. Preparing the talk was difficult, but… Continue Reading →

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