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Posted by: on July 15, 2020

My journey post MBA

“You will really understand the value of the MBA after 2-3 years,” a friend and Oxford MBA alumnus told me last year. I took the MBA as a reflection and learning year: to get to know myself better, improve my leadership skills, understand my strengths and my values in contrast, get to connect with people […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Winnie Tuang

My post-MBA journey has seen me join Revolut in the capacity of Senior Manager of Strategy and Operations, as part of the Singapore office. Prior to commencing my MBA, I worked for several consulting firms specialising in financial services. I found the experience invaluable and enriching but decided to pursue an MBA to gain deeper […]

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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 19, 2019

Extract the Eternal from the Ephemeral

As my year in Oxford pursuing an MBA draws to a close, I am reminded of the words by Charles Baudelaire to “extract the eternal from the ephemeral.” It’s a finite year in Oxford at SBS, and everyone knows it coming in. Some lament that is only one year early on, instantly finding that they […]

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Posted by: on September 17, 2019

An MBA Abroad: Reflections and Learnings from my Oxford MBA experience

Today (September 17) marks exactly one year since I started the first day of my MBA program at the University of Oxford. Candidly, to reflect for too long on this past year gives me both a sense of overwhelming happiness and pride, as well as a bittersweet feeling knowing that it has come to an […]

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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 11, 2019

A Story of a Healthcare Start-up: Lessons in Entrepreneurship

For the past year at Oxford has been a formative and amazing experience, filled with tremendous opportunities for growth and development. I wanted share a few reflections from our Entrepreneurship Project, where our team worked with Saïd Business School mentors and surgeons at the Cleveland Clinic to develop a start-up company, Trinity Analytics, which specialises […]

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Posted by: on September 9, 2019

I love my job

I really love my job – I consider it such a privilege to be able to use my hands to transform lives. It’s a job that I’ve been steadily working towards since my 5th year of medical school. Nights being on call, exams every year, many extra courses and workshops around the world to gain […]

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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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