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About a Yellow Submarine

What is it like to meet 300 hundred people in a week? At the end of the Welcome week here at INSEAD I could not help but stop for a second to reflect on the prior seven days. So many… Continue Reading →

A Series of Fortunate Decisions

A songwriter, a real estate investor, and a world traveler. A middle child, a husband and a dad. Bungee jumped from 100 meters high, scuba dived 40 meters deep, camped, hiked, climbed, rafted and kayaked. Been on a sinking ship,… Continue Reading →

Welcome Home

I’m sitting on a plane heading for my first week at INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus, trying to decide whether to watch Skyscraper featuring Dwayne The Rock Johnson or to overdose on Ambien until I hallucinate about sky cats who want to… Continue Reading →

My Journey Into An MBA

  Indian engineers doing an MBA is such a common phenomenon that nowadays people are surprised if an engineer says that he/she wants to continue working in the technical field throughout his/her life. Continuing this tradition, I had decided to… Continue Reading →

How I Scored 700+ on GMAT and Why I Only Applied to INSEAD

  Photo of the magical Chateau de Fontainebleau But first, let me introduce myself and my background (since this my first blog). Kumusta kaibigan? ça va mon amie? I’m Drew Copuyoc. I was born in the Philippines. Unlike a lot of my… Continue Reading →

Why Only INSEAD

I am from Guilin, a city in Southern China famous for its limestone karst hills. In my childhood, I wondered what was beyond the town’s scenic view. My father is a worker at China Railway, and most of my friends… Continue Reading →

Why I Pursued an MBA with INSEAD

Dear Readers, Nice to meet you all. I am one of the INSEAD student bloggers from class of 2019 December, and will begin in Jan’ 2019. Here is my first blog on “The INSEAD MBA Experience” which explains some of… Continue Reading →

A Desk to Stand On

“I loved my time at INSEAD. Not only because of the amazing people I met and the life-changing experience, but also because it gave me the occasion to think about the professional I wanted to be”. My first interviewer during… Continue Reading →

Power of a Foreign Language

There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu. Popular comedian Trevor Noah recites funny stories in his book “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood”… Continue Reading →

Full Circle

Dear Readers, It’s been a while since I wrote a blog post – but on my part I have written quite a bit since the last post – from reports to journals to speeches… It’s my last few weeks though… Continue Reading →

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