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Social Impact Internship: Electrifying Rural Kenya

One of INSEAD’s application essays asks you to write about your short and long term career aspirations with your MBA from INSEAD. I wrote about building a renewable energy company to bring power to the unelectrified areas of Africa.  I… Continue Reading →

My summer supporting women in tech at accelerateHER

During this past summer I had the pleasure of interning with accelerateHER in London. The organisation spun out of Founders Forum a couple of years ago, in response to an increasing desire of the tech community to improve gender equality… Continue Reading →

Microfinance in Mexico

Following 8 years in the financial services industry, I came to INSEAD to discover ways in which I could leverage my past experience to make a substantial difference in the lives of ordinary people. When searching for a summer project,… Continue Reading →

PeoplePods: Social Impact Internship

After working for five years in the corporate world, I came to INSEAD to explore my options. I wanted to do something different during my summer break. I saw my summer as a window to explore something new. A new… Continue Reading →

Social Impact Internship: Kumwe Harvest

I joined INSEAD after spending a few years in corporate roles in consulting and insurance. For the two-month summer break I knew that I wanted to try something different. When I saw the posting about a position at Kumwe Harvest… Continue Reading →

Changing lives, one house at a time

Choosing what to do on your summer internship is tricky. Should you look for something that helps you build skills that might be useful for your next job? Something that would look good in your CV? Perhaps you can take… Continue Reading →

A Social Impact Assessment Mission in Cambodia

The Background After spending over 4 years in investment banking, my main motivation to come to INSEAD was to pivot my career journey – from corporate to community. So, I was determined to spend my summer gaining experience and exposure… Continue Reading →

MBA Social Impact Competition – MIINT

2018 marked the second year of INSEAD’s participation in an annual inter-business school competition called the MBA Impact Investment Network and Training program, also known as the MIINT. The authors of this post are 18J candidates from Australia and Peru… Continue Reading →

ChangeNOW and My Summer of Change

As part of the January intake of INSEAD MBA program, I had the opportunity to pursue an 8-week internship over the summer. With my eyes set on spending this time in Europe in all its glory: picking up a local… Continue Reading →

My Summer with the UNDP

When I quit my job and joined INSEAD, I knew that it was going to be a year of great opportunities and diverse experiences. I have always wanted to pursue a career in social impact and a summer internship during… Continue Reading →

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