Nathaniel Chan






Municipal Government



Born in the east, but raised in the west, I’m a bicultural soul and global citizen who is looking forward to tackling world-scale challenges with the world-class community at Saïd Business School. I’ve worn quite a few different hats in my life, including volunteering as the VP International of a HIV/AIDS charity, tweeting away as a Social Media Analyst for one of Canada’s Big Five banks and proudly serving my beloved hometown, Toronto, in a research and information development capacity. The next cap you’ll see me wearing though is a mortar board at Oxford!

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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 1, 2016

The Interview: A Potentially Life-Changing Conversation

During the final days of October last fall, I received an e-mail from my Oxford Saïd Admissions Adviser that I had been selected for interview.  Needless to say, I was quite ecstatic to know that I had made it this far and with only one final hurdle to overcome before getting into the MBA program […]

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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 May 26, 2016

Twelve Days to Beat the GMAT

I consider it a blessing that growing up and being educated in Canada, I’ve never been required to write any entrance examinations for admission into university.  Until the GMAT, my life had been spared the soulless endeavour that is standardized testing. Now for the record, I actually did write the SATs when I was in […]

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Posted by: on April 28, 2016

Aspiring for the City of Dreaming Spires

Last September, I embarked on a leap of faith that might just change my life forever. Just a couple months away from bidding adieu to my twenties, I decided it was time for a transformational moment and began to apply for the internationally renowned MBA program here at Saïd Business School. From the beginning, I considered […]

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