What is the difference between diagnosing a dog’s health issue and offering a strategic solution in an MBA class? How can a former veterinarian doctor leverage her previous medical skills and knowledge as strong foundations to thrive in business? Those questions may seem odd.
When I look back on my adult life so far, there is one moment that marks the beginning of a journey that brought me to INSEAD.
I see myself in an environment where I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
MBA perfectly suits my wish to make a transition from a legal to a more commercial position.
When considering whether to apply to the INSEAD MBA, you may be concerned that you might be lacking in experience compared to those that have been working in the corporate sector, financial services or as consultants. We discuss the benefits differences in knowledge and experience can bring to your career and how these experiences will give you the skills you will need to successfully manage diversity in your future. Our guests today Isabel Weiner
At INSEAD, I learnt how to think like an entrepreneur.
I remember quite well my first day of school in the US. I was almost eight years old, and had only moved a month prior after growing up most of my life in Brussels. Despite months of anticipation and excitement to start a new, “American” life, that morning, as I entered the school grounds, looking around at the throng of children running around in the courtyard yelling at each other a strange gibberish of French, English, and god-knows-what-else, utter panic took hold of me. It finally hit me that I was in a new country and school, and that I knew nobody in this strange place.
It must have been sometime in early February, one afternoon while sitting in my office at World Vision Georgia in a small town east of Tbilisi, when I received the call that I had been admitted to INSEAD’s MBA programme. I quickly betrayed the cool I kept while on the phone with the INSEAD admissions representative by sending my fellow Peace Corps friends all cap messages using my agency-provided, T-9 typing Nokia phone.
Below is Pauline's latest email: “Raconte.” One word that calls for many. Pauline is French and she lives in Paris. She is a friend of mine, and a former colleague. We used to work for the same newspaper, she as a journalist and I as an art director. Her one-word e-mail means roughly: "Tell me how it goes". When I first read it, my reaction was panic: Time has been so scarce since the MBA has started! I was about to write back: "all great — will tell you all next year — love— C."