It’s amazing how knowledge is produced inside the school and how MBA students actively learn from it.
Rodrigo Aparicio

Rodrigo Aparicio

Rodrigo Aparacio
Nationality: Colombian Year of graduation: 2016 Current Role: Engagement Manager, McKinsey & Co

What made you decide to do an INSEAD MBA?

I wanted to expand my professional opportunities outside of Latin America and also to get a better understanding of how to compete in the global marketplace. The INSEAD MBA offered a unique opportunity to meet and learn from exceptional people from over 80 nationalities – and to build a strong network and friendships for the rest of my life.

How has INSEAD exceeded your expectations?

It’s the most interesting academic challenge I have ever had in my life. It’s amazing how knowledge is produced inside the school and how MBA students actively learn from it. From a networking perspective, I was amazed by the backgrounds and experience of other students. Understanding the value of diversity and learning from them has been the best experience of all.

What are your plans after the MBA?

I want to change geography and move to the US or Europe – and potentially change industry as well. I’d like to pursue a career in general or financial management.

How will the MBA programme help you in your future career?

It has given me the confidence, the basic knowledge and a strong network to look for opportunities and to be successful at seizing them.

How has the INSEAD MBA changed your perspectives?

I am very aware now of the value of diversity from both personal and professional perspectives. I am more conscious of world’s reality and of all the privileges that I have had in my life. Also, I am more confident about the impact that I can have in an organisation.

Any advice for our future MBA students?

Understand the culture and vision of the school – these are some of the most valuable characteristics of INSEAD. And be clear about your objectives before deciding to study for the MBA.