As grateful as I was for this once-in-a-lifetime experience in our lives, I was overwhelmed by feelings of self-doubt and thoughts of worry and uncertainty as I was putting my career on hold to join my husband in Singapore for his MBA. I am now happy to say that I was profoundly wrong to feel this way.
I have been fascinated by the spectrum of backgrounds, functions, and countries that my peers have come from.
I chose INSEAD for the impeccable reputation, excellent curriculum, and diverse student body (over 90 nationalities) which gives one the ability to learn from and have lasting relationships with people from across the world.
I asked myself: why not move to a completely new country where I will be surrounded by people from 90 nationalities?
INSEAD’s culture and values resonated with me.
The journey of the MBA class of December 2020 is probably not what we were expecting, when we started it. And yet, this year might turn out to be one of the most consequential times in our life. As the class of December 2020 gathered in January, in steamy Singapore, I was first struck by the diversity, open and well-meaning of the class.
The happiness I felt when I got the acceptance call from INSEAD is a feeling I will never forget. But, after a first wave of excitement, and when it finally sunk in that the INSEAD dream was actually going to become a reality, my next reaction was to look at my calendar. I was eager to start bonding with the other students from my cohort, but there was one challenge: classes would only start in six months!
Part two is written onboard EK355 from Singapore to Dubai, on my way to France. So excited to start my journey with the school! This post will focus specifically on the INSEAD application process, and the preparation that I did.
INSEAD is the ideal place for me to pressure test my ideas with pioneers of relevant fields and future leaders.
I was impressed by the entrepreneurial focus, which also reflects itself in the career paths of the school’s alumni.