Reflecting on my INSEAD experience so far on my last day in Kampala, Uganda, brings a fresh perspective on what was and what could have been. A lot has happened in the past seven months, and as the recruitment drive moves into full swing for the majority of my class it’s only fair to look back on the academic journey and share some thoughts for prospective students. Nostalgia is at the door but it isn’t time to open it yet!
Four months, 12 core courses, a new club (I+D club)* and 16 social events have happened since my last post. The experience at INSEAD has been truly amazing, and the learning immense. Amidst all the activities and 200 alpha peers, I felt like the odd one out in the beginning - a designer with little experience in finance and accounts. I asked myself - “How do I chart my way in one of the best business schools in the world?”
Only two weeks to go! As I am sitting to write this post I am only 10 days away from my very first INSEAD break, between P1 and P2. But before I dive deep into my classroom notes and exercise lists, I decided to stop and reflect on the last eight weeks of my life... It has been a intense ride.
My active period at INSEAD is over. After an amazing graduation last week, it is time to pack up my things, take a “one last time” tour through Fontainebleau and then jump into the car and drive back into the future (or at least back to Germany).