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Start of a New Journey!

Hello Everyone, My name is Shruti and I’m really excited to write my first post. I’m an Indian based out of Singapore and I have been working as a Design Entrepreneur for the past two years. During my education, I… Continue Reading →

Why I Chose INSEAD Over US Schools

That’s it, you’ve completed the GMAT, spent hours on submitting applications, got excited from each interview invitation and now, after all this exciting long journey – you are holding offers from multiple B schools. Good job! I thought I would… Continue Reading →

INSEAD’s Unique Application Process

Hey everyone! My name is Elias Charara, MBA’19J. I will be joining the Fontainebleau campus in a week, and am very excited to write this first post, hopefully of many that I will be writing during the year. I am… Continue Reading →

What we see when our eyes close

It was on 07 October 2010, a month before my final undergraduate exams, that I knew life would have to be different. Before this point, my life in South Africa had always consisted of two constants, my father and my… Continue Reading →

Goodbye INSEAD or: Do not focus on academics – trust me.

My active period at INSEAD is over. After an amazing graduation last week, it is time to pack up my things, take a “one last time” tour through Fontainebleau and then jump into the car and drive back into the… Continue Reading →

8 Most Valuable Lessons From My INSEAD Year

  1.Sunk cost is sunk. Get over it. We have come a long way and there will always be some unwanted and costly baggage we drag along with us. It’s painful to admit that they are actually unwanted. It’s even… Continue Reading →

Therapy: A 2-for-1 Deal

I begged and begged to not have to go to therapy. But my Class Dean at Babson College wouldn’t have it. By the third year, she knew me as an ambitious, high-performing student who was determined to graduate a year… 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 →

What you can expect from INSEAD: an insider’s story

Four months have passed since I first joined INSEAD. The journey has been very productive and transformational and for me, the overwhelming energy (from the students, faculty and guest speakers coming to campus) I felt inside and outside of the… Continue Reading →

In Search of Home

As a girl of Indian descent growing up in Chicago, I was taught to regularly seek blessings from elders in the family, particularly my paternal grandmother. She would place her hand on my head, and pray that I would be… Continue Reading →

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