No matter how many detours, u-turns, side roads and fast-tracks on the road to the career of your dreams, the journey is almost always transformative. Three entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds tell us about their experience and how going back to school brought about the most impactful change.
It’s not just cutting-edge financial and accounting knowledge that participants gain on the INSEAD Executive Master in Finance (EMFin). INSEAD’s Career Development Centre (CDC) also supports EMFin participants with a wide array of powerful resources, helping them take their careers to new heights. We asked three INSEAD alumni to share their stories.
In December 2019, when I was packing my bags to start my MBA at INSEAD and COVID-19 was still mostly unheard of, I would have never contemplated that by the following year, I would be starting a new role, in a new industry, and in a new geography after such an eventful and uncertain year. After graduating and obtaining my MBA in December 2020, I ultimately switched from Consulting in Brazil, to starting a new exciting chapter of my career in Investment Banking in London.
Tips for MBA students to get the most out of their MBA experience in preparation for their career journey after graduation.
One of the few certainties emerging from COVID-19 is that it will have a lasting impact on the way people work. Employees are adjusting to a new set of realities in the workplace, with research showing 48 per cent are likely to work remotely at least some of the time – compared to 30 per cent before the pandemic (Gartner, 2020). The pandemic has merely fast-tracked a longer-term trend that is radically transforming the way organisations conduct business.
The programme provided me with not only the technical knowledge but also the networks with my batch mates and industry experts.
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What is possible when you start to reimagine yourself and unleash your human potential? At the recent Professional Women's Network (PWN) Global Summit I gave a presentation on the topic "Navigating Careers in Turbulent Times", and I'd like to share some of my thoughts on this blog as well.
For those who have already decided on what career path they are looking to transition to, INSEAD does offer many mechanisms to help.
The professors pushed me to see my blind spots, to understand my implicit and unconscious biases, and to challenge my assumptions.