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.
The fact that INSEAD had an accelerated 10-month programme was key to my decision.
I see myself in an environment where I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Getting back to the family business as soon as possible was a prime reason to choose a one-year MBA.
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