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Posted by: on November 15, 2019

Teamwork makes the dream work

I had to miss the first two weeks of class – bugger! After the crazy whirlwind journey of hauling my wife (Jenny), dog (Hunter) and myself into Oxford, detailed in my last post, the saga was still not over and in order for Jenny to obtain a dependent visa, we had to go to Belgium […]

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Posted by: on November 12, 2019

MBA classmates: different, but the same.

One of the strengths of the Oxford MBA is the diversity of the cohort and how this diversity is embraced. This was a major consideration for me in applying at Oxford and now, after just one month at Saïd Business School, I already experience the tremendous value of this. The 2019-2020 cohort consists of 329 […]

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Posted by: on November 11, 2019

You have chosen wisely!

24 hours, in a room with 8 people from different backgrounds, made me learn the most important lessons in my life. In the two-week break between leaving my job and flying here to commence this wonderful journey at Oxford, I kept thinking about the clubs or activities I was going to join. I found out […]

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Posted by: on November 5, 2019

A day in the life of an MBA student at Oxford

It’s 7.30am on Wednesday and I am a little hungover. The rainy weather isn’t helping much. Getting ready, breakfast, calendar schedule check, email check, charging my phone, some Twitter, some Instagram, and a bike ride to Saïd Business School consume the next 1.5 hours. I am going to spend the next 3 hours studying Accounting […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2019

Making the most of our limited time

To quote JRR Tolkien “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us”. About a year ago, I decided it was time to study again, to use my time to further my education and grow my network. This life-changing decision would not have been possible without the support […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2019

Get to know Saskia Rotshuizen, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I am a French and Dutch national who currently calls the Netherlands home. I started my career in a conflict-resolution NGO, then conducted research on inclusive business models, and finally joined a team of inclusive business practitioners, focusing on private sector development in emerging markets. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Private […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2019

Get to know Niranjan Suresh, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I’m a social impact professional from Bangalore, India. Passionate about development work. I helped design and implement programs in skill development and employment, farmer insurance. I’m passionate about solving issues on unemployment and livelihoods creation. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, football, running and trekking. I look forward to a year […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2019

Get to know ZheXi Eve Kang, MBA 2019-20

Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Gaming/Esports Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Gaming/Esports Country of residence before coming to Oxford: China College: Kellogg. If I tell you that I am a huge fan of English food, I am not mad, it’s just that I have joined Kellogg! LinkedIn: Q1. In one word, […]

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Posted by: on October 24, 2019

My journey from Costa Rica to Oxford

It might sound strange, but I truly enjoy the smell of coffee berries. Most coffee drinkers don’t even know what that is because coffee travels around the world as a bean and not the actual berry. The coffee berry is processed the same day it’s harvested, and in just a few days the coffee bean […]

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Posted by: on October 24, 2019

Get to know Diana Schwedhelm, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Passionate and driven, I give 110% to all I do. I believe that if something is worth doing, it’s worth overdoing #gobigorgohome. I am most engaged when developing innovative solutions to mundane problems and aim to change the world one great idea at a time! Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Consumer […]

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