How to pronounce INSEAD?
Hello there! My name is Pratyush Patil. I'm currently a student at INSEAD Business School, with an expected graduation date of July 2017. I was born and raised in Mumbai, India before moving to the USA for my undergraduate studies at the tender age of 18. After working for just a little over two and a half years as an Advisory Consultant and Senior Consultant for Deloitte & Touche LLP, I decided to pursue my MBA at INSEAD Business School because of many reasons including the opportunity to have a well-rounded understanding of business (previous background was in engineering), global exposure to vibrant, forward-thinking students from across the world, the opportunity to learn from some of the best professors while also having the opportunity to participate in many extra-curricular and social activities that the school is renowned for. I'm looking forward to learning from my fellow students' diverse perspectives throughout the year and also hoping to learn more about my likes and dislikes in the process.
At the moment, after INSEAD, I would like to work in the healthcare technology/healthcare strategy space either as an entrepreneur, management consultant, product development manager or technology strategist. My INSEAD adventure will begin in Fontainebleau (Fonty), France which is about 40 minutes away from Paris. Even after only having spent a few days in Fonty so far, I can surely say it's a very different experience from any I've had so far in my life. It's a tiny town with many local people, and the primary language of communication in the town is French. It has wonderful boulangeries (French for bakeries) that serve fresh bread, pastries and desserts, most of which are very delicious. I would recommend finding accommodation for Fonty ahead of time if you're someone looking to move here, and one of our fellow 17J students has created a 'Starting in Fonty 101' blog which had helped many of us 17J students, and maybe helpful to you as well. The link can be found here: http://insead101.wordpress.com/
Now, that was a lot of information to digest for an introduction. However, I sincerely hope some of this does help you in your path forward.
Coming back to the title - how does one pronounce INSEAD? I’ve heard all kinds of variations, but actually it's "In-See-Ahd". So if you weren’t sure before, here’s an easy way to avoid embarrassment during your interview ;)
Until Next Time,