Had someone told me before the start of the programme that some of my greatest learnings from INSEAD would be during P4-5 (when the academics is almost over), I would have laughed in their face. However, it turned out to be true! Every day, talking to employers and “trying on” a certain role in an organisation, I reflect on my motivations, past experiences and plans for the future. A year ago I thought I’d just get a very nice international degree, will learn some basic business subjects and will ultimately be able to read The Financial Times without a dictionary.
I managed the whole INSEAD application process while preparing my wedding and juggling a few major projects at work. Everything went smoothly and I was accepted. I was indeed overwhelmed by the excitement and was really looking forward to the experience, until… … my father-in-law found out about it. Well, I didn’t tell him earlier not because I wanted to hide it from him, but because I really wanted to make sure that everything (especially finance) was properly sorted out before breaking the news.