I've toyed with the idea of doing an MBA for the better part of my career, and the reasons for doing one had changed over the years. I came from an untraditional background of mathematical sciences (with a double major in English), and education. Due to my impatience as a fresh grad at the huge saturation of teachers in the Toronto region, I never actually had the opportunity to teach in a high school classroom. Instead, I quickly pivoted into banking and started my entry-level job in retail banking.
Fairly early at INSEAD, I realised that B-school is like entering a secret place – Gondolin of sorts – that presents a world of choices and leaves it to the taker to choose what they will. But of course, we are constrained by the brevity of our time here.