Writing this on board of GA821 from Kuala Lumpur to Jakarta, I am filled with both sadness and excitement. I'm sad that I left the family I built in KL, but excited to go back to school soon. This post is also intended to help me sort out my thoughts and hopefully help you in one way or another. In the following blog, I'll focus on my career journey and why I opted to do an MBA at INSEAD.
What are the meaningful ways that women and gender-diverse individuals can be hired and authentically included in a company’s leadership?
1. Do your homework. Check out the school and the programme curriculum on the website and be prepared to explain why you chose INSEAD, why this programme interests you, and how it can help you to achieve your career goals. Make a checklist of key features and dates so you don’t get it mixed up with another institution and end up talking to Stanford about INSEAD’s campus in Singapore! Choose the information you will post on your own social media profile wisely. You have checked out their website, chances are they will check out your profile too.
I couldn’t have asked for a better P4/5 break!
With the end of the valuation exam, we approached the end of P1. I am now taking a break in Prague, thoughtfully, calmly, and hopefully. Overall, P1 life was fast and intensive, and I have three specific reflections: Firstly, academic intelligence. Although INSEAD is known as a school where students like to have fun, they demonstrate high levels of academic intelligence thanks to the standards and requirements of the courses.
On 23 May 2019, INSEAD officially announced the launch of the Master in Management (MIM) programme, with the first intake starting in Fontainebleau in September 2020.
The Leadership Development Programme (LDP) is a unique feature of the INSEAD EMBA: It's a programme that follows and shapes your personal and professional development—and runs throughout your time as a participant.
There I was… an experienced professional searching for something still missing and feeling unfulfilled. So, I went on a quest to continue my lifelong learning. But what programme to enrol in at this stage in life? After completing an MBA 20 years prior, it was important to select the right course for my goals now.
One of the most rewarding moments in my role as recruiter for INSEAD's Executive Master in Finance (EMFin) is to meet participants who are selected for the new cohort for the first time at our Programme Opening Ceremony. Usually this is organised on a Sunday afternoon, right before the first 2-week study period of Module 1 kicks off.
After the first module, I am more convinced that I made the right choice to study my EMFIn at INSEAD. The intensity, rigour, wisdom and insights from the lecturers and the rich discussions in the class room and group discussions makes it even more worth it and invaluable. Looking forward to the next chapter of this journey.