One of the core values that INSEAD teaches you is how to operate in teams and how to act as a leader, and these are qualities that I believe you will keep with you for the rest of your life and are the key to success.
Lisa Raphael

Lisa Raphael

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Nationality/Passport: French Year of graduation: 2023 Current Role: MIM Student

Tell me a fun fact about yourself!

A fun fact about myself is that even though it doesn’t look like it when you see me, I am actually passionate about extreme sports and always creating adrenaline rushes for myself since a really young age. My next goal is to skydive. 

In addition, I am actually a triple citizen of the world holding French, Lebanese and Danish passports. 

What were you doing before you joined INSEAD?

I lived for three years in Milan, completed my Bachelor's degree and came to INSEAD directly after that.

And can you tell me why you decided to apply for the MIM? What are your goals post-MIM?

I have always dreamt to be accepted at INSEAD which is for me the most renowned European university worldwide. I enrolled for the MIM August 2022 intake as I wanted to complete my Masters straight after my Bachelor programme in Management and have the Singapore experience. I will be seeking a position in finance once I complete my degree.  

It’s been a whirlwind first few weeks, how has everything been going? Memorable moments so far? First impressions?

It has been better than I could have ever imagined.

In a month I have already built meaningful relationships and unforgettable memories. INSEAD is intense, but this is why I love it. I have learned so much in a month, and I am not talking about academics only (of course that too!) but about living life individually and in groups or teams.

One of the core values that INSEAD teaches you is how to operate in teams and how to act as a leader, and these are qualities that I believe you will keep with you for the rest of your life and are the key to success. Also, being surrounded by brilliant students is something that I cherish because it pushes you to exceed your limits. I also want to mention that I have never met such selfless, kind and genuine people than at INSEAD. You genuinely are never alone, and you get all the support you need! 

What are you most looking forward to during the rest of the programme?

Keep building and reinforcing these genuine relationships, building more and more memories and growing even more as a person. I am looking forward also of course to spend a few months at the Singapore campus as I already feel that it is going to be a life-changing experience. I am excited and look forward to new challenges and adventures laying ahead! 

Any tips for anyone who might be interested in pursuing a MIM in the future?

Be ambitious and always believe in yourself because this was the drive that brought me to INSEAD. Do your research, seek help from previous MIMs, apply in advance and be ready! 

Parting words of wisdom?

Everything you do, do it with your heart.