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Onwards and Upwards

And like a flash, we are done with P1, i.e. our first academic period, i.e. one of the most intense two-month periods of my life. Highlights from this (very short) timespan include: a million and a half group meetings and… Continue Reading →

INSEAD experience: 4 for 1

When I visited INSEAD for the first time almost four years ago, I was pregnant with my daughter, Jeanne. Augustin, my son, lived the MBA Application from inside since I was pregnant with him during the GMAT, the application essays… Continue Reading →

Social Enterprise Awards at INSEAD

The Fontainebleau campus is enjoying sunny days and the MBA July ’18 Class is already close to finishing their first Period on the Programme. It seems that just not that long ago they were just preparing to embark on their… Continue Reading →

Key to essay writing – What does it mean to “be yourself”?

When applying to INSEAD, the piece of advice I received most was “be yourself”. It took me months to fully understand the meaning of it, but I am now convinced that it is the best possible guidance for INSEAD applicants…. 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 →

My summer time in Uganda

I have always been excited about exploring foreign lands and working in a startup. When SPOUTS of Water, a rapidly growing early-revenue-stage social enterprise that manufactures and distributes ceramic water filters in Uganda offered me the opportunity to go to… Continue Reading →

The First 30 Days…A Reflection!

So wow. How do I begin to describe the last (and my first) month at INSEAD?   Let me begin by telling you it’s doesn’t feel like a month – I’d say a solid three-four at least. The time dilation… Continue Reading →

Gender Diversity

This academic year coincides with the 50th anniversary of the first two female graduates from INSEAD’s MBA Programme.  INSEAD is planning a yearlong series of events around IW50 (INSEAD Women 50) that will highlight women in business, INSEAD’s gender diversity,… 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 →

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