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Posted by: on February 20, 2020

Why an Oxford MBA?

I’ve known I wanted to come here since 2016. I knew it in my heart. Prior to applying, I visited a friend at a neighbouring school (which shall not be named), and knew it wasn’t for me. I had always wondered what it would be like to live in England; to study and to work here.   At the end of the day, when […]

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Posted by: on February 10, 2020

Don’t blink

After what seemed to be just four weeks, four months of the Oxford MBA have flown by. With this blog post, I offer advice to the incoming cohort on how to make the most of their time at Oxford: how to hit the ground running, and do so fearlessly. The Oxford MBA is a fast-paced […]

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Posted by: on January 9, 2020

Changing and staying the same: 3 lessons from a term in Oxford

While in Oxford I’ve grown quite fond of Libraries. The combination of book-lined walls and the silence that betrays the energy of imagination and thought create a specific type of intensity. Oxford libraries magnify this intensity. It is in one of Oxford’s 100 or more libraries that I find myself reflecting on three lessons that […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2019

How to manage difficult conversations

I love to ask questions to deepen my understanding. I believe asking great questions is an awesome skill to have. This year, however, I discovered that I am an activist: I raise my voice in matters that contradict my values. And it happened a few times. I also had the wrong impression that many people […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2019

Look up, look around and look ahead

The Saïd Business School 2018-19 MBA cohort gathered at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford to celebrate the End of Course Ceremony in the first week of September 2019. In the company of family, friends and loved ones, and presided over by members of the school staff and faculty, the morning marked the end of the […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2019

6 practical lessons learned from relocating my family to the UK from Australia

Relocating to another country is always a new adventure, full of anticipation and excitement. Previous to this move to Oxford, UK, I have packed up and relocated from Melbourne (hometown) to Canada, The Netherlands, South Korea and Perth (feels like another country sometimes!!). This time however, was my first time relocating with my growing family […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

Boiling down the Oxford MBA

Writing in Paris on a sunny summer day, I’m coming to terms with the end of the Oxford MBA degree. There are few triumphs like setting a stretch goal over years and striving above setbacks to achieve it. The Oxford MBA has been nothing short of a profound, intense and demanding year filled with growth, […]

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Posted by: on September 15, 2019

Wait, how did I get here?

A short guide on MBA applications. With just two weeks left until I commence my Oxford MBA, I am taking some time to reflect on my life, both personally and professionally. I realised I have never really had time like this before. Come to think of it, since a young age we have been programmed […]

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Posted by: on September 5, 2019

Not to Brag, but Call Me John

On September 17 2018, the very first day of my MBA journey, I met a very impressionable young man, first name John. He was a fellow MBA student in my cohort. Some months later, when our Accounting results were released, he discovered he got a distinction in Accounting and he rushed to share the exciting […]

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Posted by: on September 4, 2019

3 things I learned interning at a purpose consultancy

In all honesty, I never thought I’d work at a consultancy. I tend to be more of an introvert, and while I’ve worked in sales and marketing (and loved it), I shied away from consulting because I believed it was “for extroverts”. Well, that’s not true at all (see this Fast Company article if you […]

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