When I walked off the plane five months ago in Singapore and headed straight for our launch day at INSEAD, I had no idea what was in store for me. I had been living in South Africa working as a Product Manager for Tencent.
I see myself in an environment where I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
International motivation is listed as one of the criteria for being admitted into the INSEAD MBA programme. But what does it actually mean? How do you actually prove such a thing? International motivation is one of the things I like to talk about, as it is key to the mission of INSEAD, bringing together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society.
What are the meaningful ways that women and gender-diverse individuals can be hired and authentically included in a company’s leadership?
I couldn’t have asked for a better P4/5 break!
One of the most rewarding moments in my role as recruiter for INSEAD's Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) is to meet participants who are selected for the new cohort for the first time at our Programme Opening Ceremony. Usually this is organised on a Sunday afternoon, right before the first 2-week study period of Module 1 kicks off.
After the first module, I am more convinced that I made the right choice to study my EMFIn at INSEAD. The intensity, rigour, wisdom and insights from the lecturers and the rich discussions in the class room and group discussions makes it even more worth it and invaluable. Looking forward to the next chapter of this journey.
At INSEAD, we embrace every culture and provide opportunities for everyone to explain their backgrounds and perspectives. The renowned National Weeks are held during our MBA Experience, allowing our cohorts to discover each others' cultures. And to promote Chinese culture on campus, we had our Panda Week Campaign.
One of my most rewarding experiences at INSEAD has been my involvement with the Storytelling Club, where students share personal stories, usually completely unrelated to their professional personas. You don’t hear many stories at business school. You’ll quickly find that most of your conversations center on your last job, your classes, your future job, or an upcoming trip.
"I enjoyed your two-hour presentation. It was as exciting as watching paint dry." Did you know that when used in the right way, sarcasm can benefit both the user and those on the receiving end? Research shows that sarcasm can inspire creativity in a work environment, but the key is to use sarcasm in a safe and "constructive" way so it doesn't backfire. Click through our slideshare above to find out more.