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Jim Sheppard


Degree:

MBA

Location:

United States

Industry:

Technology

Year:

2019-20

Jim started his professional career as a commodity trader. After realizing his true passion for technology, he began working in the tech industry. After some time in Silicon Valley with PayPal, this Chicago native returned to grow with a hometown start-up. An ambition to complete an MBA and an interest in the global impact of technology has brought him to Oxford.

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

Start-up alums belong in an MBA

It’s hard to believe I have been in Oxford for nearly 6 months and that we are nearing the programme’s halfway point. There was a point when the programme first started that I wondered if the admissions team made a mistake. My career was mostly spent in tech start-ups; I did not have the traditional […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2019

On Imposter Syndrome

Meeting new people during Launch Week of our MBA program usually comes with a verbal recollection of LinkedIn profiles. Mine goes something like this: I already had two careers. I started my first career as a mostly self-employed algorithmic commodity trader. After 6 years I decided that I wanted to be a part of a […]

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Posted by: on September 10, 2019

Get to know Jim Sheppard, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I started my professional career as a commodity trader. After realising my true passion for technology, I began working in the tech industry. After some time in Silicon Valley with PayPal, this Chicago native returned to grow with a hometown start-up. An ambition to complete an MBA and an interest in […]

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