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Notes and Lessons Learnt from the Wharton Exchange

As I write this up on a Cathay Airlines flight to Hong Kong, two days into P5 and catching up with all my colleagues on all of the typical jet-setting INSEAD shenanigans and stories, I think of how much I… 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 →

INSEAD MBA — At some time you’d like to compose a poem for it

It’s half past midnight. I have just come home from school after a long walk through a foresty neighborhood. Suddenly I felt this tenderness flying around in the air. As this mystical wind blew, I decided to pause my individual… Continue Reading →

Making My Way to INSEAD

Hey there! I feel it will be a good idea to briefly introduce myself before I start my blog. My name is Sona, an Indian living in a small country on the coasts of Persian Gulf, Qatar for past 4… 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 →

Hello & Goodbye, S-curve, and the Summer Break

I checked the front page of my exam sheets again. Yup, I had filled in my exam number. No need to recheck the answers though; I know that I don’t know what I don’t know, and it’s useless to spend… 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 →

Beyond the standard lectures – the value extra presentations bring to the INSEAD experience

That INSEAD is fast-paced, everybody knows. It goes without saying, and probably you’ve heard this from many of us by now. Among the many choices we need to make here, along with lectures, parties and career events, there is an… Continue Reading →

Now I know

Before coming to INSEAD, I met with a lot of alumni through coffee chats and social events. What always struck me was the aura of quiet confidence which they held. Strong luminous eyes and welcoming smiles. And I always wondered,… Continue Reading →

A story about failure: the ‘ding’ in my INSEAD job search

Inside the classroom, I could barely pay attention to what the professor was saying. I couldn’t avoid constantly looking at my cell phone, as I was about to receive the call from one of the employers I had just interviewed… Continue Reading →

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