I feel that my understanding of real-world finance has been expanded like never before from interacting with my peers and professors. 
Jaslyn Kaur

Jaslyn Kaur

Nationality/Passport: Singaporean Year of graduation: 2024 Current Role: Finance Manager, Shipping

Can you tell us a little more about yourself and your personal/professional journey so far?
I studied finance in Singapore at undergraduate level and after graduation started my career at a bank. My role was in FX sales to institutional clients. After a few years I moved to a corporate finance role in the shipping industry. My job involves financial analysis, valuations and FX hedging. 
Any fun facts about yourself you would be willing to share?

I’m a mum of two! I had my youngest just after applying to the EMFin programme. He’s now almost one! My daughter is three. It’s been a rollercoaster managing working, studying and caring for two small children at the same time. I’m fortunate to have a good support network and my husband is a wonderful hands-on dad. He works in finance too (that’s how we met!)
So, what made you decide to take on the EMFin programme at INSEAD, amongst the other programmes out there?

It’s the most reputable and rigorous Finance master programme in Singapore - there was no question.

The quality of the faculty, curriculum and alumni network is unmatched.

You’ve completed module 1. Please share your thoughts on your classmates, the faculty and classroom experience?
It was intense, exhilarating and truly challenging. My classmates are a warm, diverse and highly intelligent bunch - I love getting to learn with them and from them.

The faculty here are the best teachers I’ve had - extremely experienced, qualified, deep thinkers. They make us think too in every session. We’re thrown questions by the professors throughout every lesson to test our understanding and stretch ourselves before each concept is explained and after. I feel that my understanding of real-world finance has been expanded like never before from interacting with my peers and professors. 
Any advice, application or admissions tips for someone thinking of joining the EMFin programme?

Reach out to the previous classes for their thoughts and experiences! The more you do, the more you’ll be prepared both for the application and for the programme. 
What are your plans post-graduation?

I’d like to rethink my place in the finance industry and use what I’ve learnt along with the network I’ve built to reach the next stage in my career. A lateral move or a move to a different space within the industry would challenge me further.
Any parting words of wisdom?
Live the full experience of your postgraduate or executive study programme - get to know your peers, ask your professors every question you want to know more about, go for the overseas study programmes, join the clubs and maximise the career services team and the alumni network.

It all comes together to augment and add value to your learning, your career and who you are as a professional in one complete and unmatched experience.