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Posted by: on September 21, 2016

My First Day at Oxford Saïd

328 individuals from 58 countries, no this isn’t a conference or a sports tournament, it’s our MBA class for the year 2016-2017 at Oxford Saïd! The resounding applause on the Dean’s first few words evoked a plethora of feelings in me. The first day at B-school was a lot of what I had expected. A […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2016

The Launch! [Ctrl+Alt+T]

Feels like the old school days; you iron clothes, you polish shoes, get your stuff sorted and run for the bus. #oxfordmba and #itsanoxfordthing are the headlines for the day. We have a ruffian in the fairy tale – rain. But, with the goal of “you can do better” in the backend, the cohort reaches […]

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Posted by: on September 20, 2016

Saturday Afternoon at MAO

In the weekend before the beginning of school, I’ve found myself with a couple days of leisure. I can’t get my university card until next week, so I can’t go exploring the libraries and college grounds yet. I’ve got most of my household items set up, with others on their way. I don’t have any […]

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Posted by: on September 16, 2016

Student Spotlight #2

Welcome to Oxford! I’ve just arrived (like many of you), and it’s suddenly far easier to meet fellow students and find new guests for my student spotlights. Below are two more fellows for you to meet during our MBA Launch and afterward. Interested in being featured in a future spotlight? Email me at doshi.sd “at” […]

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Posted by: on September 14, 2016

A new beginning

September 12, 2016 is going to be etched my memory forever. On one hand, I was all packed and ready to fly off to the UK to begin a new phase in my life at Oxford, while on the other, I was trying to deal with the sad, untimely and unfortunate demise of my best […]

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Posted by: on September 12, 2016

Meet a Prof – Sally Maitlis

As before, here’s a short interview with another well-loved faculty member at Saïd Business School: Sally Maitlis, a Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Leadership. Professor Maitlis is well known for her work on sensemaking in organisations as well as crisis and trauma management in the workplace. She focuses especially on qualitative research in cultural and […]

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Posted by: on September 8, 2016

On a journey!

It’s been around 6 months from when I was offered a place on the Oxford MBA and 3 months from when I accepted it. My (and most of the folks around) first impression of Oxford was this: And now, in another week I reach Oxford and in another two I start a fascinating journey with 339 […]

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Posted by: on September 7, 2016

Lenses

“I think you are picking a school by its resemblance to Hogwarts,” my friend slightly lifted up her glasses and teased me when I announced my plan to start a new chapter at Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. Certainly, my school choices have been seemed a bit like a random walk – […]

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Posted by: on September 2, 2016

When you can no longer control your fate, all you can do now is wait…

I would have to say that the most emotionally challenging part of my MBA application process was the seemingly eternal wait for the final admissions decision after my interview. In reality, it was actually just a mere five weeks of uncertainty, but it truly does feel like forever when you can no longer directly affect […]

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Posted by: on August 31, 2016

Making magic happen!

T-3 weeks to MBA Launch. Most of us are busy getting suits tailored, buying new gadgets, travelling around the world, and a few of us are already in Oxford and making the most of it (#Oxfordsummer). Looking forward to an MBA is really exciting – the experience it’ll bring, the values it’ll teach, the bonds […]

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