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How to keep calm at INSEAD

The journey at INSEAD is quite busy and you may find it difficult to keep calm sometimes. Between the assignments, the lectures, the classes, networking and the social events, how could INSEAD students find the time to chill out? INSEAD… Continue Reading →

The not-so-secret sauce for success

Time at INSEAD travels on its own continuum – moving with immense slowness through a Friday 5pm class yet flashing through a P1 break. As we celebrated the last of our period one exams four days ago, I was filled… Continue Reading →

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 →

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