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A Kinder, Gentler Admissions Process

  Greetings, Readers!  I’ve volunteered to be one of the INSEAD 19D student bloggers, so let me take a moment to introduce myself.  I’m Nadine, a former diplomat and career public servant, probably not your typical MBA candidate.  I’m American… Continue Reading →

My story with the F word

It started way before I jumped on that plane to Singapore… It probably started when I was 5 or 6… My parents were divorced, I lived with my mother. She was a dentist, working 7-11am in the public hospital and… 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 →

The Things We Do for Love

A few days ago, one of my friends from Paris called me frantically out of the blue. She and her boyfriend had been in a successful long-distance relationship for several years, and now he was finally moving to France! He… Continue Reading →

Men-ority report: INSEAD’s Women in Business Conference

INSEAD is a place packed with opportunities to learn. Every week, there are presentations, panels and workshops organized by the different Clubs and the Career Development Center. You can immerse yourself in different topics and industries, gaining insight and experience… Continue Reading →

INSEAD is a Team Sport

What a start! Period 1: the balancing act! Whooiii what a first period it has been! Even though I have been at other learning institutions, this is the first time I feel as if my horizons have truly been opened…. Continue Reading →

Starting INSEAD the intensive way…

Coming from jobs that got us to INSEAD, M&A investment banking for me, I wanted to spend time travelling, meeting family and friends, or just relaxing before all the excitement started. But the exit language is a strict graduation requirement!… Continue Reading →

And 10 years later, not too young anymore

Flashback, 13 June 2008, Singapore I timidly entered the INSEAD Singapore campus at the Ayer Rajah Avenue and attended a class discussion by Prof. Horacio Falcao, as a part of the MBA In-House Event. It was my first experience of… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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