Singapore, a vibrant city-state in Asia, offers numerous advantages as a study destination for your MBA. If you’re still deciding which location to choose for your home campus, here are three compelling reasons that make Singapore stand out as a great place to accelerate your career.
The INSEAD Global Executive MBA programme (GEMBA) offers an unparalleled experience for senior executives looking to hone their general management skills with a focus on developing a unique leadership style that helps careers to progress further. Participants of the GEMBA will also become part of a unique and close-knit globally distributed INSEAD network spanning 67,000+ alumni.
Rhoda Yap joined INSEAD as Global Director of the Career Development Centre (CDC) in September 2021. In her role, Rhoda oversees a team of 40 dedicated employer engagement specialists, career coaches and operations staff across all INSEAD campuses, designed to partner with students and alumni on their career journey.
1. Keep it short. Most people are busy. They would watch Netflix, rather than read emails. Brevity = Gold; use the subject line effectively. 2. KISS (Keep it simple, silly) People would read your email once (that's it). If they understand it, great, else they would move on. Don't become a living embodiment of the Oxford dictionary. 3. Structure
1. Reading/absorbing knowledge - If you are well read, you would have a ton of stuff to talk about on a range of topics. - This makes you interesting; others would enjoy your company more.2. Smiling - If you genuinely smile, people connect with you better. - This acts as a wonderful ice breaker and makes people comfortable instantly.3. Speaking at a slower pace - Most of us tend to speak very fast. - If you can slow down your pace, people would understand you better.
You know when you go to a party, and you have a wonderful time? Remember parties?! And then, someone suggests to continue the party at their house. A few friends are getting together for late night snacks. You decide to go. And then you have a lot of fun. In fact, you admit to yourself, you had way MORE fun at the after party than the actual party. There were wonderful people there and you enjoyed REAL conversations with them. That’s it. That’s really it. LinkedIn posts are like going to a party.
At the end of August, I had the opportunity to attend an elective in Silicon Valley, as part of my MBA. INSEAD has been a wonderful opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and explore different career paths, and I signed up for the Building Business in Silicon Valley (BBSV) trek to do just that: explore the epicentre of tech startups, and what makes it so unique and successful.
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.
When attending a coffee chat with a potential employer, you will need to demonstrate your interest in the firm, as well as your interest and knowledge of the industry. During the conversation, you want to give the impression that you researched the company and have a real interest in it.
When I was packing my luggage and flying back from Beijing in September, I realised how fast time flies. It is already three months and three modules into the TIEMBA programme. Before long, our class will be finishing the last module, defending a thesis and graduating from a high-ranking EMBA programme.