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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 →

Saying “I’m Sorry”

  I am sure a number of you have read the New York Times article about women in tech and their experiences of sexual harassment in the industry.  The article named a number of men in tech and gave specific… Continue Reading →

The Beauty in Uncertainty

Too often MBA students advise the incoming class to “land a job as fast as you can so you enjoy the rest of your MBA”, family farewell wishes consist of “we can’t wait for your MBA to be over to… Continue Reading →

Want to Flex Your Entrepreneurial Spirit? Volunteer!

After working in higher education careers services at Georgetown University Law Center, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, and INSEAD for almost 15 years, I’ve learned that that all employers are seeking candidates with an entrepreneurial spirit. Don’t let the term mislead you. Entrepreneurial spirit… Continue Reading →

Singapore Sadness

Dear All, I am homesick! Period 3 has ended, and I left Singapore a couple of weeks ago. I miss it. I miss the humid heat and the warm rain, I miss the spicy food and the juicy fruits, I… Continue Reading →

Now I know

Before coming to INSEAD, I met with a lot of alumni through coffee chats and social events. What always struck me was the aura of quiet confidence which they held. Strong luminous eyes and welcoming smiles. And I always wondered,… Continue Reading →

Push Through!

Have you seen this video?  It is part of the GapKids Back to School campaign.  The mantra you hear on the video is not just clever marketing; it is a mantra created by Jasymn Wright a third grade teacher at… 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 →

In the Depth of Winter

After two periods of sunshine and humidity in Singapore, I moved to Fontainebleau campus for P3, and only P3. People are questioning why I’m going to the France campus in such a bad season, but people probably don’t understand how… Continue Reading →

Take off!

Dear All, What a start! The program kicked-off two weeks ago and I am still thrilled. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived just yesterday and on the other hand, the amount of experiences I have already had… Continue Reading →

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