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Posted by: on August 23, 2016

Meet a Prof – Andrew Stephen

We have a few weeks left before school starts, and I thought it would be great to get familiar some of our professors ahead of time. This week, I had a lovely talk with Professor Andrew Stephen, the L’Oréal Professor of Marketing and the head of the marketing faculty at Oxford Saïd. You will cross […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2016

5 Unusual Bits of Advice for Curiosity-Driven MBA Students

They say curiosity killed the cat. The truth is it didn’t. The real culprits were care and too much worry. Those are the things that killed the beloved furry mammal some 400 years ago. However the original proverb, ‘care killed the cat’, conceded to ‘curiosity killed the cat’ because the latter version had an irresistible […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2016

The Interview: A Potentially Life-Changing Conversation

During the final days of October last fall, I received an e-mail from my Oxford Saïd Admissions Adviser that I had been selected for interview.  Needless to say, I was quite ecstatic to know that I had made it this far and with only one final hurdle to overcome before getting into the MBA program […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2016

As a human, what is your responsibility?

While my cohorts are enjoying their pre-MBA time in their own unique ways, I recently completed a one-week trek to the beautiful Himalayan city of McLeod Ganj. While most of my days were spent climbing and trekking from one mountain to another in the Dhauladhar range, I did take the time to explore the city, […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2016

Prologue: The ABC

(A)nxious, (B)right-eyed and (C)onfident, these three words perfectly describe the feelings I have been going through right from 16th October, 2015 (the day I got my acceptance letter from Oxford Saïd) up until now. Eagerly waiting for the course to start on September 19th, 2016, I divided my next few months into 3 chunks. The […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2016

Student Spotlight #1

Everyone I’ve spoken with from our incoming class seems really excited to get to know their other classmates. Of course they are! We’re quite fun and interesting people, if I do say so myself. But we also have a quite large class size of about 320. There’s no way you’ll be able to truly get […]

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Posted by: on July 22, 2016

Was it worth it to take a year off to do an MBA?

“As he walked towards business school for the last time on a mild summer day, Andreas couldn’t help but think what he had achieved this year. Just a year ago, he had embarked on what promised to be a golden year. In order to do so, he had traded a safe job for an uncertain […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2016

Telegram

A few of you may be shocked to hear this, but I’ve recently discovered that writing a blog is not the only way to get in touch with other incoming students. Surprise! The incoming MBA class of 2016-2017 has been using a special forum for communication: Telegram. Telegram, for those of you lacking in an […]

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Posted by: on July 12, 2016

Our first home

A long time has gone by since we used to exchange telegrams via regular mail. For urgent matters ONLY, and better stick to what’s important because they WILL charge you per word. But lately, the whole concept of telegram has suffered a change. Suffice it to type “t e l e g r a m” […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2016

The most important product you’ll ever have to sell…yourself!

For me, the most enjoyable step in the MBA application process was certainly the personal essay component. Maybe it’s because I’m a poet at heart, but I’ve always found pleasure in the act of writing and the opportunity to express oneself. Perhaps there’s a minor streak of millennial vanity in me somewhere but any chance […]

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