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I thought my MBA Application CV was perfect, but I was wrong

I still remember the painful times during my application when I needed to write my CV. It was probably the document that I had read the most in my life – I didn’t count exactly how many times I did… 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 →

I’m an alien. What about you?

If you’re reading this post, there is a strong chance that you are currently researching about MBAs and business schools. You may already have shortlisted INSEAD within your Top 3 business schools of choice, as its multicultural values somewhat echoed with your early international… Continue Reading →

The Fault in Our Admissions Process

There is ONE thing the INSEAD admissions team is not very good at. They tend to NOT tell you why you were one of the luckiest few people to be chosen for the program. And trust me, sometimes it’s the… Continue Reading →

Turning my INSEAD year into two!

I consider myself a citizen of the world as there is no one country I particularly call home. These words that introduced my motivation essay for INSEAD are also the words that made my choosing the school a no brainer…. Continue Reading →

Stairway to INSEAD

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn I’ll let you in on a secret. INSEAD has been on my “to- do” for a long time. I was… Continue Reading →

The First Mile

HELLO FOLKS! My name is Anshul Bansal. I am Indian by nationality, and I was raised in the Middle East for a bit. Your typical run-of-the-mill engineer, I spent the last four years working for the consumer goods behemoth Procter… Continue Reading →

We are never alone

A very pleasant call Months ago, riding my bicycle down through Av. Faria Lima in São Paulo, I received a call from INSEAD. That was the yes-you’ve-been-approved call I’d been anxiously waiting for. Applying for a top business school is definitely… Continue Reading →

An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

I opened my groggy protesting eyes slowly. The Mac on the bedside table demanded attention—my application essays for INSEAD had all of 3 lines written so far! Ringing a bell for a morning Milo, I stretched to get my laptop…. Continue Reading →

Don’t fear the hurdle

Don’t fear the application process! Win, lose or draw you’ll be a better person for it. I’m not saying it’s easy, far from it. But nothing worth doing, ever is. Obviously a great deal of effort goes into each element… Continue Reading →

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