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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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Posted by: on June 24, 2016

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Disclaimer: Sincere apologies to non-Indians who haven’t seen this movie so won’t understand the context behind the title. (Bhaag means run in Hindi) The situation two weeks ago – You are serving your notice period and work days aren’t as stressful anymore. You realise that this is making you lazy. But you cannot afford to […]

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Posted by: on June 24, 2016

A Persian Man in New York

Our intense yet inspiring Pershing Square one-week trek to New York began on 23rd of May when we were warmly welcomed by the Pershing Square Foundation’s board, including Bill Ackman, the founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, and Dr. Olivia Tournay Flatto, the president of the Pershing Square Foundation. The trek is part of the […]

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Posted by: on June 21, 2016

Hello, I’m Sagar

And you should read my blog! Why? Because this blog is ambitious. How ambitious? This blog will be the best blog ever to have been written in the entire 920 blessed years of this university, from the time a bunch of wandering lecturers decided to band together to form the first teachers’ union against the […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2016

There’s always a way

After leaving the military last December, I decided to get my feet wet in the technology sector, the industry I want to be involved after Oxford. After working many different roles in the private and public sector, I realized that the technology has been and will always be the main force that changes and influences […]

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