Before I started my MBA journey many people were telling me that INSEAD life is intense and that I will have no other options, but learn to prioritise and say “no” to certain events, travels and parties, because it is just too much to combine with academics, career research and sleep.
It honestly is about time that I wrote a post here. Period 3 was more challenging than even 1 and 2; I know most people will not agree with me, but it is possible to make it such with the paranoia of jobs and networking creeping in.
“A stunning first impression was not the same thing as love at first sight. But surely it was an invitation to consider the matter. “ - Lois McMaster Bujold, American author My first impressions of my INSEAD MBA course, as I hurtle towards the end of P1 after fifty days and nights with barely a moment to think, is of a whirlwind. A stunning, life changing, life-affirming whirlwind, a relentless storm of opportunity and challenge, taking place as if life is a dream viewed on fast forward.
One of the things that really appealed to me about INSEAD was that it was a one-year MBA programme. I’ve worked a good while, I’ve travelled, I’ve partied, and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what I want in my career. To hell with a two year MBA – I can do it all in one year. Now that I’m here, I can certainly say that I got what I bargained for. This year is intense.