The CDC helped me translate the vision I had in mind to identify roles and company types I should be looking for. Once offers started coming in, brainstorming together and having an outsider's perspective was a huge advantage.
The INSEAD experience helped me hone my business acumen, better understand and analyse industry trends and remain relevant in areas I am interested in - in my case, sustainability, energy and infrastructure.
INSEAD was my first choice because of its incredibly diverse student body, the one-year length of its MBA programme, the ability to study in both Singapore and in France, and of course its reputation for providing an outstanding, globally-focused education.
I know that to prepare for the entrepreneurship path, I need deeper exposure to other business domains than marketing and data. INSEAD, with its reputation for nurturing entrepreneurship and diversity, was my top choice.
At INSEAD, no two people have exactly the same background: you’re just as likely to meet someone having spent ten years in the army as you are to find a fashion designer who became a business entrepreneur.
The bonds fostered through INSEAD often translate to lifelong friendships and business opportunities. Here is the story of two INSEAD MBA alumni whose graduate classes are nearly a decade apart, and who were brought together through an acquaintance at an INSEAD event. They are now working together building one of the largest sustainable fishing farms in Africa and making strides in a centuries old industry.