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Posted by: on August 9, 2022

Preparing for the Oxford MBA

Please tell us a bit about yourself! I grew up in Lima, Peru in a low-income family. In fact, that “disadvantage” made me fight even harder for what I want and took every opportunity that I was given during my life. I graduated with honours from university and have an Industrial Engineering degree. My professional […]

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Posted by: on January 7, 2022

My advice to incoming Oxford MBA students

This week marks the end of Michaelmas term at Oxford University. Candidly, to reflect for too long on this past term gives me both a sense of overwhelming happiness and pride. As I look back on the adventures and learnings, I experienced more than I actually thought was possible. These experiences included: Getting to know […]

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Posted by: on December 9, 2021

Education enriches you – and challenges you

Before Oxford, during my life I had already taken a few unconventional paths. Born in Colombia, my parents and I immigrated to New York twenty years ago, then we moved to New Jersey, then again to Pennsylvania. Next, I went to university in Tennessee. After graduating, I worked in Texas, then in Italy. I interned […]

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Posted by: on December 3, 2021

One year into the Oxford 1+1 MBA, one year into policy, business and purpose

I absolutely loved my job back home. I got the opportunity to work with dreamers and doers at the forefront of business sustainability alongside social entrepreneurs, activists, public servants, and many others. I oversaw the Peruvian Social Enterprise Platform, KUNAN. Together with a small but powerful team, we showed that business – no matter how […]

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Posted by: on November 4, 2021

Learning how to better serve

Warren Buffett once said he was lucky to be born American. After living, working, and studying in the United States, I came to the conclusion that he was right; my experiences in the US and Europe have shown me that there is a huge gap of opportunities for people born in developed countries to those […]

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Posted by: on October 8, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Alex Henderson

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford this September. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series as they prepare to join Saïd Business School. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: International Education Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Social Impact and/or Technology Country of […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Get to know Dalina Morón, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I have 9 years of digital marketing experience with over 7 of those years at Google. I’m from Comodoro Rivadavia, a small town in Patagonia Argentina. I have lived in Buenos Aires (ARG), Mexico City (MEX) and Boulder, Colorado (US). Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Online marketing/technology Sector/Industry you are hoping […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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Posted by: on November 27, 2019

When reality exceeds expectations

As soon as I was admitted to the Oxford MBA, and my dream of coming to Oxford became a reality, I tried to gather as much information as I could to get the clearest possible picture of what my life was going to be like here. I talked to alumni, I followed all social media […]

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Posted by: on October 24, 2019

My journey from Costa Rica to Oxford

It might sound strange, but I truly enjoy the smell of coffee berries. Most coffee drinkers don’t even know what that is because coffee travels around the world as a bean and not the actual berry. The coffee berry is processed the same day it’s harvested, and in just a few days the coffee bean […]

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