During my summer internship at INSEAD, I had the opportunity to work at AfricInvest, based in Tunis, Tunisia.
For my 2022 summer internship, I joined Jumanji Studio on a journey to build a platform that would connect people working and interested in the impact space.
Like many of my peers, I was caught in a dilemma when deciding what to do for my summer internship. Was I to work at a company with a well-known brand name that would help me ease the burdens of a student loan and set me up for success during full-time recruitment? Or was I to take risks and try something I had never done before but always wanted to? With the help of the Hoffmann Institute Impact Internship stipend, I was able to do the latter.
Come with an open mind and high expectations, be prepared to invest your time and energy to learn in and outside of campus, and most importantly spend time and get to know your cohort - you will learn a lot from each other.
I joined INSEAD with 8+ years of corporate experience in the design, lifestyle, and fashion industries with a goal to pivot into consulting. I also had a long-standing commitment to an old friend to help her in at least one of her social impact endeavors. However, due to my professional obligations initially and later due to COVID, I couldn't devote time for nearly two years.
Whether you want to talk to similar profiles or learn about new career paths, the best way to know INSEAD is by connecting with students, alumni and staff.
The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated consumer sustainability awareness, generated a sense of urgency and increased pressure for new governmental regulations. Companies are now pledging in turn to track and improve their sustainability metrics, often implemented by a Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). However, there are overlooked opportunities to accelerate and deepen the change while making a profit – and that’s what I will try to show here.
“X for good” is a popular catchphrase nowadays. You can substitute “X” with anything – business, tech, artificial intelligence, non-fungible tokens, and so on.
The bonds fostered through INSEAD often translate to lifelong friendships and business opportunities. Here is the story of two INSEAD MBA alumni whose graduate classes are nearly a decade apart, and who were brought together through an acquaintance at an INSEAD event. They are now working together building one of the largest sustainable fishing farms in Africa and making strides in a centuries old industry.
A few weeks ago I attended a Process and Operations Management lecture, where Professor Florin Ciocan depicted the Inditex operating model and honored its founder,