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Five Rules of Design That You can Apply in Business Schools

Four months, 12 core courses, a new club (I+D club) and 16 social events have happened since my last post. The experience at INSEAD has been truly amazing, and the learning immense. Amidst all the activities and 200 alpha peers,… 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 →

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 →

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 →

How I chose my electives at INSEAD (and how you can choose yours!)

The first time I saw the electives list for P3, my thought was “I wish I could do all of them”.   INSEAD’s curriculum is divided in two main pieces: the core courses, which lay the foundations of your knowledge… Continue Reading →

The key academic differences between the first two periods at INSEAD

My first two periods at INSEAD are over. After tons of study group work, final exams and hours of classes, it’s time to share with you the key differences between these two periods, especially on the academic front. As INSEAD’s… Continue Reading →

INSEAD and I go back a long way. Kind of?

I first heard about INSEAD when I interned at Standard Chartered Bank back in 2011. There was a lady who worked on my level from INSEAD ’08. At that time, I had never come across the school before and I… Continue Reading →

Being human: A behavioral guide to the MBA experience

Several weeks ago Richard Thaler won the Nobel memorial prize in Economics for his contributions to behavioral economics”. Fifteen years earlier, Daniel Kahneman, professor of psychology and public affairs, once called the “Beyoncé of behavioral sciences”, won the same prize… Continue Reading →

The INSEAD Triangle and Keeping It Together

“I’ve never worked this hard in my entire life, and I’ve never slept this little either.” My classmate who’s a consultant laughs when I say this. “Consulting is a lot harder than this,” He replied, “INSEAD is like a break… Continue Reading →

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