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.
Studying at INSEAD means joining a truly special community. Here, people, cultures and ideas are coming together to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. But, you might be wondering, which programme is right for you? An MBA, or a Master in Management (MIM)?
Businesses come in all shape and forms, but family businesses have always lit a magical spark in my heart. Perhaps my fascination traces back to my experiences growing up in an entrepreneurial family, watching my parents build their business over the years, and joining them on this journey as a daughter and ‘consultant’.
The Robin Hood Scholarship Campaign is an INSEAD student tradition around solidarity. Led by our MBA students, this (Fun!) Fundraising campaign aims to provide a need-based diversity scholarship to one deserving candidate from the following intake. Next week we will be hosting an auction, where students are offering their time and talents to host activities or offer special products. These activities/products will be given to bidders offering the highest prices in the auction - with auction proceeds going towards the scholarship fund!
Four apartments in six months. Cliché Emily-in-Paris locked out of my apartment twice. Job-in-limbo for half a year. For a time when the pandemic forced people to stay in one place, I was all over the place, I didn’t know what my place was. Well, fellow person-in-transition with ambitions and plastered hopes of making this year yours, welcome to the co-generational class of hello pandemic, now what?
INSEAD is a community that champions diversity and equality. As a female student, I am amazed by the amount of female leadership emerging through events, projects, and collaborations. Furthermore, the depth of discussions on gender equality, and the wonderful female role models we have in alumni and guest speakers is phenomenal.
Many of you already know that soon after sending in your application for the MBA programme at INSEAD, you will receive a link to submit answers to four questions via a video interview. I wanted to share a couple of pieces of advice that you may find useful as you prepare for these interviews.