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Posted by: on March 15, 2021

My personal growth journey on the Oxford MBA

Like many of my classmates when I first joined the MBA I was a little bit lost on what I wanted to do after graduation. For those thinking of getting an MBA: you will meet classmates that evoke confidence. They get to their MBA programs with certainty and determination. From the start they know which […]

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Posted by: on March 9, 2021

How geology prepared me for the other pandemic impacting Oxford, the imposter sy...

There may be a few of us, but geology is not a common undergrad major for MBA students. Studying geology may not have necessarily enhanced my affinity with rocks, but I did end up being seduced by the way geologists think. That thinking has served me well at Oxford. It is easy to feel insignificant […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2021

The Power of the Oxford Network

It seems wild to imagine that six months of the Oxford MBA programme has passed. When looking back, I’m amazed at the growth that’s occurred, and a large part of that has been through conversations with classmates, professionals, mentors, and professors – connections that, I feel, are available to me due to Oxford and its […]

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Posted by: on January 25, 2021

Leadership lessons from volunteering in the NHS COVID-19 vaccination roll-out

On the 4th of January 2021, the unwelcome but necessary news of a third UK lockdown was announced. This brought with it the immediate closure of schools and universities – not exactly the news you want to hear part-way through a one-year MBA at Oxford. Feeling somewhat disheartened the next morning, I stumbled fortuitously across […]

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Posted by: on January 10, 2021

Get to know Sanya Rajpal, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us a bit about yourself I am a Development and Policy Expert, Entrepreneur and Lawyer. Passionately dedicated to creating impact and facilitating change through creating opportunities for people’s excellence to shine – usually through education, entrepreneurship and cognitive skills. Most recently I was working at the UN, working on trade&development issues. I’m driven by […]

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Posted by: on January 2, 2021

Get to Know Tom Perfrement, Oxford MBA Class of 2020-2021

Tell us about yourself: Chemical engineer turned management consultant turned social entrepreneur. Passionate about tennis, investing (listed equities), coffee, traveling, and empowering the not-for-profit ecosystem with data analytics capabilities. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Management Consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Social Impact / Funds Management / Consulting Country of […]

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Posted by: on December 18, 2020

“Maria, I think you’re on Mute!”

Although It’s been just seven weeks into the MBA, it feels longer; it feels more like halfway into the program. A lot’s happened. (in a good way!) We started without a lockdown, and now there is a lockdown. Thankfully, educational purposes are sort of exempt so we still get in person classes. My week typically […]

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Posted by: on December 18, 2020

Together Apart: Staying Connected During the UK Lockdown

In early November, with Covid-19 cases rising in the United Kingdom and around the world, the UK government announced a month-long lockdown to help curb the spread of the virus. With the weather turning cold, days getting shorter, and coursework in full swing, this was unwelcome news, to say the least. Many of us felt […]

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Posted by: on December 8, 2020

MBA & Motherhood? Yes, You Can

When I started thinking about doing an MBA, I spent hours googling “MBA and motherhood”.  What would a day in my life look like? Would I be able to keep up with the frantic pace of business school, and balance the pressure with the demands of mothering? Would my children recognize the inconveniences as part […]

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Posted by: on December 2, 2020

“Reflections from a whirlwind first few months: a note of gratitude”

I had heard from previous students that the MBA would fly by quickly, and a few months into the programme I can see exactly why!  Since starting Launch in late September, it’s been hard to find moments to pause and reflect, so I’m grateful to have the opportunity to write this blog post. In fact, […]

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