Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?
Best friend: Inventive
Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford.
I am a Brazilian Architect and Urban Planner, and most of my career I have lived in Sao Paulo. I have 7 years of experience working in the construction industry and real estate market, where I was able to deploy my skills in a variety of positions and departments, getting to know deeply about this business.
I believe my career has reached a point where I will mostly benefit from an MBA and Oxford was my top choice for its collaborative approach to tackle problems, as well as its social and responsible perspective of business.
Q3. What have you done to prepare yourself for the MBA?
I have been refining my career goals, as well as doing some prep work and research.
Q4. What do you hope to gain from completing your MBA?
I hope I can gain perspective on how to tackle problems in different ways. Also, I aim to develop myself and sharpen my skills, and of course establish a valuable network and some great new friends!
Q5. What is the best advice you received before commencing your MBA?
Think well about your career goals and where you want to go, and stay focused while choosing your activities during the year. Plans can change (and most probably there will be at least small changes), but the important is to recalculate your route and keep the focus. Oxford is such a wonderful environment and offers so many opportunities that you need to choose wisely.
Q6. What excites you about your new journey at Oxford?
All the interesting people I will meet, and the ideas and cultural exchange I will be able to engage. Oxford community is very enriching, and I am sure it will be an amazing time for this year and a lifelong pride to join the community.
Q7. What do you think will be the most challenging part of the programme?
Being able to say “no”, for sure. I can only imagine how hard it will be to say no to incredible opportunities, lectures, debates or network events, but that are just not aligned with my goals. A good time management, though, will help me to cope with this and get the most out of my MBA year.
Q8. How do you plan to take the learnings from the MBA to influence positive change?
I plan to connect those to my own skills and personality, to be able to understand how can I be my best version and be the change I want to see in the world.
Q9. Lastly, what’s your favourite hashtag?
#ArtWatchers, I am passionate about art and it’s great to discover new artists.
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