A Typical Thursday for Our INSEAD MIM Student

Nancy Blyth Piacentini

I caught up with a current Master in Management student and asked him to share his student experience in the INSEAD MIM right now! 

Meet Cesar and get a feel for a typical MIM day:

Hi! My name is Cesar Beulen. I am a Belgian student enrolled in the MIM’24 programme, and I would like to share an average day as an INSEAD MIM’24 student! Today is a Thursday, which means no classes today!

7:30-8:15: Alarm goes off; I snooze, take a quick shower, have a hearty breakfast while catching 10 minutes of The Office (essential) and get ready to leave for campus.

8:30-9:00: Arrive at campus and prepare for a meeting with my personal career coach, Emma. I get an idea of what I want to discuss.

9:00-9:30: Meeting with Emma. (as always, my coach is incredibly enlightening)

9:30-12:00: Library to get the preparation work done for (one) of the Financial Accounting group work assignments.

12:00-13:00: Professionally taught HIT session in the INSEAD gym. (brutal but necessary)

13:00-14:00: Lunch with my team for the INSEAD venture competition, discussing the next steps for our possible startup. (Localist, remember the name 😉)

14:00-16:00: Excited to teach an intermediate class of Data Analysis to some of my peers who do not have a data background!

At INSEAD sometimes you lead and sometimes you will lean on others to lead – peer learning is a big part of what we do since we all come from very different backgrounds.

16:00-18:00: Meeting with Student Life. As I am lucky to be a part of the MIM Student Council representing our cohort, I got to know all the fantastic people who currently work for the student life committee at INSEAD. We talked about several student initiatives and the club representative elections.

18:00-19:30: Student council meeting.

The student council is a team of eight MIM students that take care of all the MIM initiatives, ideas, problems, events, careers and more.

We meet every week and keep close contact with the programme director to make sure everyone at INSEAD is heard.

19:30-20:30: Final library session, finishing the preparation for tomorrow's classes.

20:30-23:00: Dinner and Poker night at our house. (I lost)

23:30: Bedtime

Thank you for sharing your student experience, Cesar!