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Your MBA starts long before you set foot on campus

I don’t see INSEAD’s MBA as a one-year programme. The real MBA journey starts long before you set foot on campus. In my case, the period before arriving in Singapore was a transformative one. The application process initiated the change,… Continue Reading →

Awareness and Reflection, the What and Why

It has been nearly 3 months into INSEAD. Orientation week was just like yesterday, and I’m now already at P2 and bidding for my P3 electives. Time indeed flies. P1 was intense. 8:30am classes, assignments, study group, school activities, career… Continue Reading →

Takeaways from INSEAD’s Inaugural Cross-Campus MBA Partners’ Day

November 14th, 2017 at the INSEAD campus was a day dedicated to an important part of the business school community, MBA Partners. A full day of pitches, reciprocity rings, networking, presentations and a cross-campus Panel discussion. The aura in the… Continue Reading →

Reflections two-thirds into P1

I remember quite well my first day of school in the US.  I was almost eight years old, and had only moved a month prior after growing up most of my life in Brussels.  Despite months of anticipation and excitement… Continue Reading →

3 things to bring to INSEAD

The first five weeks at INSEAD have flown by so fast that I feel I need an Alcubierre drive to keep up. The Alcubierre drive was something I didn’t even know existed before I talked with my classmate from NASA. In… Continue Reading →

How do I find my dream job?

What you want to be when you grow up? What you want to study in your undergrad? Where are you going to work? It’s very suddenly, for many people, that the choice of work loses connection with their dreams. Why?… Continue Reading →

Happily Divorced at 31!

Fifteen months ago, on June 7, 2016, I divorced my best friend of 10 years and husband of 2 years. I spent the next two weeks sitting on a seafoam green couch, staring at the half-empty, one-bedroom apartment on Michigan… Continue Reading →

Why you shouldn’t talk to your friends

Excited, optimistic and slightly naïve I arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to work on my summer project to deliver world class, affordable healthcare. Last 6 months of INSEAD have been a wild rollercoaster, and the two summer months are a… Continue Reading →

Come to INSEAD to promote Business as a Force for Good

  When I first thought of doing an MBA, one of the first people I spoke to was a friend from the class of ’15D at INSEAD. She was so excited that I had decided to pursue an MBA and… Continue Reading →

Fonty ’18J: it’s finally about to begin!

I’m a bit late to the party myself, but it’s been great reading some of the introductory blog posts from my fellow classmates the last few days; I can’t wait to meet you all from tomorrow! It feels surreal to… Continue Reading →

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