An advantage of being in INSEAD’s December graduating class is the option to do a summer internship. It’s the chance to gain experience in an industry or topic you’ve never worked in before. My pre-INSEAD background was in public policy, so any internship was going to be a change of pace.
The Personal Leadership Development Programme (PLDP) is designed to provide INSEAD MBA students with a new standard of excellence in self-awareness that will enhance their career success. The programme that runs parallel to the MBA consists of personal and interpersonal assessment tools, communication effectiveness, leadership skills development, as well as professional and peer-based feedback on experiential learning opportunities.
As recruiting season approaches, I’ve been thinking a lot about the type of lifestyle I want beginning in 2020. But that’s just because I have long commutes, and I need a distraction from all the other crazy thoughts that pass through my head on a minute-to-minute basis. Why is there an inordinate number of above-ground pools near airports in the US? What sort of futuristic, utopian society would we live in if Adam Sandler had never made movies? Would there still be cancer?
Interning at Almouneer has given me an opportunity to learn about a scaling a social-impact solution sustainably in an emerging market. Almouneer is a clinic chain that focuses on chronic eye diseases, especially diabetes-related eye disease in Egypt.
It is June again, and I have just got into the summer break. Six months (60%) of the program is over, and in another six months, I will be moving away from my student life, on to a different phase of life. When you are in a long and busy hike, a stop mid-way offers a not to miss opportunity, to not only look ahead to your end goal, but also look back at the journey you undertook. To me, June is that juncture of a “not to miss” reflection.
It’s been almost a month since we did the grad trip in Croatia and the graduation ceremony. Surprisingly enough, it has not yet dawned upon me that the INSEAD chapter is over. I have been feeling kind of numb, it’s been kind of blank. Possibly I have been trying to avoid thinking about it, or maybe even trying to dodge the realisation that it’s over.
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