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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 →

Is INSEAD Worth the Investment?

Is INSEAD worth the investment? Would you do it if you’re earning close to 300k/year in your thirties? Because you are asking this question, perhaps, you want to change something about this 300k salary job. If you do… the question… 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 →

A Thrilling Start

Why Does a Doctor Need an MBA? For the past ten years, I have been working as a physician, and I feel this duration is long enough to remain in my comfort zone. The past year has been really interesting… Continue Reading →

Behind the enemy lines

When I told people a that I’d soon be attending an MBA program in Singapore and France, their first question would be “Why?”. Leaving my software engineer career in San Francisco, the hottest job in the hottest sector, seemed very… 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 →

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 →

Preparing for the MBA with my partner

I still remember receiving my acceptance phone call from INSEAD (Class of 19J). It felt like a large dose of dopamine being released in my brain. I murmured “thank you” a lot while stumbling over a chair trying to get… 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 →

And 10 years later, not too young anymore

Flashback, 13 June 2008, Singapore I timidly entered the INSEAD Singapore campus at the Ayer Rajah Avenue and attended a class discussion by Prof. Horacio Falcao, as a part of the MBA In-House Event. It was my first experience of… Continue Reading →

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