INSEAD in one sentence: breathtakingly inspiring and empowering.
While I was nearing the end of the penultimate semester of my bachelor’s degree in early 2020, I was starting to plan my next steps. Write my bachelor thesis, finish my degree by late summer and then start an internship as a first step towards securing an entry-level position. After that I was planning to work for a few years and then maybe start an MBA. At least, that was the idea.
How can young professionals entering the workforce be prepared for a post-COVID world? COVID-19 has resulted in ongoing changes in global business, leading companies to reassess costs and strategies, including those around the future of work and the changing nature of jobs. Living through an economic downturn may not be easy for young professionals about to enter the workforce, but it presents them with opportunities to acquire and develop skills required for the ‘new normal’.
Growing up in Lebanon, Georges moved to France to obain a Masters in Strategy and Finance from ESSEC Business School. He completed an internship as a Business Analyst at Louis Vuitton’s international headquarters before joining INSEAD, and has a strong interest in finance, strategy, analytics and research. In this video, Georges talks about his journey to the MIM programme, the academic experience and admissions criteria as well as his career opportunities after graduation.
The INSEAD Master in Management (MIM) Class of 2021 launched in September 2020, in the midst of the global pandemic. Meet some students of the pioneering MIM Class who share their experiences and impressions of the programme.
Abdulhameed Obileye obained a First Class Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos. Before joining INSEAD, his varied experiences include several internships in the oil and gas industry, product marketing and community management for a start-up, a stint in the strategy team of Nigeria's largest maize producer, as well as volunteering for a number of international youth and cultural organisations.
Originally from France, Florence obtained a BSc in International Management and Modern Languages from the University of Bath (UK), spent a year studying and working in Chile, and has completed several international internships in consulting, marketing and sales.
By the third year of my undergraduate degree in Engineering, I knew I wanted to do business. I didn’t know what exactly business meant, but I did know that I found my internships in commercial and business development teams absolutely fascinating. So how would I make a switch from Mechanical Engineering to Business?
During my undergraduate studies, I had the chance to spend one semester in Singapore in 2018. Every day, I would pass by INSEAD’s campus, and would tell myself: “Someday, I will be part of the INSEAD community”. At the time, the MIM programme had not been announced yet. Fast forward to June 2019, I read online that INSEAD was launching its pioneering MIM programme.
On 1 September 2020 we welcomed the pioneering INSEAD Master in Management class on the beautiful Fontainebleau campus.