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Posted by: on November 5, 2018

Life inside and outside Oxford

As our first exam and assignments approach and I attempt to settle into a routine while balancing the demands of this term, I have been reflecting on the great place Oxford is, but also the joy and need to get out of the business school and city at times. This year – and the MBA […]

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Posted by: on October 29, 2018

Get to know Chi-Elizabeth Duru

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Resilient Manager: Goal-oriented Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I started working as a graduate reservoir engineer with Schlumberger in 2008 and after 8 years […]

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Posted by: on October 26, 2018

How to apply a growth mindset to your MBA experience

“If the hat factory runs for 6 months, the cycle time is 7 minutes, and there are 800 hats made per day, how many hats are waiting in inventory?” Every day, I’m confronted with questions like this one: questions that force me to think differently than how I’ve thought before. As a former early childhood […]

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Posted by: on October 25, 2018

An old friend

“There they are, just follow them my dear.” I thanked the reassuring waiting staff member before turning my back on the Pembroke dining hall. I was one of the last ones out, having lingered to catch up with some fellow graduates. Tonight we were guests at the High Table, perched on the dais opposite the […]

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Posted by: on October 24, 2018

Running out of time

As Lin Manuel Miranda so aptly noted in his world-famous musical, Alexander Hamilton wrote like he was running out of time. As Oxford Saïd students, we literally are running out of time – and we feel it every single day. As I sit and reflect on my first month in this seemingly sleepy, yet bustling, […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2018

Befriending self-doubt

It’s easy to go through life with an expectation that we’ll grow, become more confident, and less insecure. Many of us would probably agree that we’re far more comfortable and confident in our skins now, than we were as teenagers desperately trying figure ourselves out. The very idea of self-doubt is typically conceived of as […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2018

Get to know Nana Abena

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe you? Best friend: Intelligent (that’s why he’s my bff 😊) Manager: Responsible Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from Accra, Ghana, I am a chartered accountant […]

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Posted by: on October 12, 2018

Get to know Vee Tyamzashe

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Charismatic Manager: Dedicated Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. South African by nationality but born and raised in Zimbabwe. I have lived mainly in South […]

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Posted by: on October 11, 2018

Get to know Isadora Oliveira

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Authentic Manager: Resourceful Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I was born and raised in Brazil and have always had a deep desire to travel […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

Get to know Mohammad Ariz

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Dependable Manager: Determined Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, I worked in Oil & Gas for 7 years with India’s biggest […]

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