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Posted by: on June 30, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Anna Nilsson

After Oxford I changed my career trajectory completely, from Energy Trading in Germany, to Google in Dublin – a phenomenon referred to as ‘triple jumping’ in the MBA world. I had never been to Ireland before but was used to moving to where the job was so it came quite naturally to me. It was […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Sanjana Govil

Three lessons from my MBA journey. Passion is good, but experience is better. When I applied to SBS in 2016, I was a VC lawyer for impact investors and social enterprises who wanted to do what my clients were doing. I had been bitten by the social impact bug a few years prior while clerking […]

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Posted by: on June 16, 2020

Pandemics within a Pandemic

My homecoming has been beleaguered with grief, anger, heartbreak, angst, exhaustion, and hope. Ten weeks ago, as in-person classes suspended, borders shut down, and toilet paper ran out, I scurried out of Oxford and sought my mother’s warm embrace in Queens, New York. Little did I know then that I was stepping into one of […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Winnie Tuang

My post-MBA journey has seen me join Revolut in the capacity of Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations, as part of the Singapore office. Prior to commencing my MBA, I worked for several consulting firms specialising in financial services. I found the experience invaluable and enriching but decided to pursue an MBA to gain deeper […]

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Posted by: on June 1, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Sixuan Ren

The Road Taken: Surviving the storm nearly 4 years out I am not exaggerating when I say that my life would have never been as exciting as it has become had I never done my MBA at Saïd Business School. When I finished my course, I was at a real crossroads in life as I […]

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Posted by: on May 27, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Buhle Ndlovu

I used to always call myself the accidental banker, and later the accidental investor because I honestly never thought at 30, I would be completing almost a decade working in these industries. I was, from high school, more the ‘save the world, economic development’ type (is that a type?!?!). I first got into banking by […]

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Posted by: on May 24, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Marla Woodward

Before the MBA, I was in the consumer goods industry with functional experience across physical product management, digital product management, and consumer research. I’d spent much of my career working for global companies headquartered in the US, and I wanted to use my MBA to break out of my industry, possibly geography, and move into […]

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Posted by: on May 22, 2020

A tale of two viruses

It started when I was in the queue at immigration. This was at Brussels Airport. The elegant lady looked at me, almost apologetically, then whispered to her partner. He turned and looked, decidedly less friendly, pulled her towards him and they moved forward. They didn’t have to tell me what they were thinking. I was […]

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Posted by: on May 21, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Stephanie Mambo

A letter to future Oxford MBA candidates Hi All, I hope you are all keeping well and safe. To introduce myself, I am an Oxford MBA Alumni, class of 2016-17 and now a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors based in Nairobi Kenya. My journey to where I am now started during an MBA experience weekend […]

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Posted by: on April 26, 2020

Will we have the courage?

A few weeks back, I wrote a blog post about the start of my GOTO (Global Opportunities and Threats Oxford) experience. I ended that post stating I was keen on improving my systems thinking skills for approaching wicked problems. Today, we are living a wicked problem in real time. It took me a long time […]

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