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Posted by: on October 23, 2019

Get to know Jiaxian Shi, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Being a software engineer in the automotive industry, I have over 10 years of experience in the front-line, both in China and in Japan. Since mobility is under dramatic transformation, I am eager to bring some innovative idea to this traditional industry. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Automotive Manufacturing Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2019

Get to know Rebone Shaku, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Having experienced life on both sides of the inequality spectrum, i.e. life in poverty vs life in financial abundance, I am acutely passionate about reducing poverty and economic inequality in Africa. I am a spoken word fanatic, a lover of good music, spiritually grounded, psychology curious, joyful soul. Sector/Industry you worked in […]

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Posted by: on October 21, 2019

Get to know Xiao Li, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Chemical Engineer up until recently working for a clear energy group. For the last six years, I was developing the second largest uranium mine in the world — Husab Mine in South Africa and Namibia. I was born in China and grew up in Beijing. I like travelling and comedy. Sector/Industry […]

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Posted by: on October 17, 2019

Get to know Dr Candice Carpenter, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I was born and raised in the greater region of Los Angeles, California. I’m physician, educator, as well as neurosurgeon-in-training. I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and then went on to complete a graduate degree in Mind, Brain, and Education at Harvard University […]

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Posted by: on October 16, 2019

Get to know Tina Shah, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Writer, singer, and nature-lover with an entrepreneurial streak and a passion for helping and caring for others. I’m a bubbly extrovert, but I’m just as happy chatting with friends in a crowded pub as I am hiking alone in the woods. I will instantly befriend every dog I meet. I am […]

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Posted by: on October 8, 2019

Get to know Carlos Blanco, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: An Australian with a Maori mother and Spanish father, I’m committed to social impact, one of the MBAs with a young family and a wee bit rugby mad. Over the year I’ll share what I learn from exploring all three of those identities (and any new ones that emerge). Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2019

On Imposter Syndrome

Meeting new people during Launch Week of our MBA program usually comes with a verbal recollection of LinkedIn profiles. Mine goes something like this: I already had two careers. I started my first career as a mostly self-employed algorithmic commodity trader. After 6 years I decided that I wanted to be a part of a […]

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Posted by: on October 3, 2019

Get to know Alexis McGivern, 1+1 MBA 2019-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a conservationist with a passion for trash! I come to Oxford after working on plastic pollution from all angles, from grassroots consumer movements to large-scale policy interventions. I cherish being outdoors, especially on my bike, and I love performing – whether that’s music, theatre, or stand-up comedy! Sector/Industry you worked […]

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Posted by: on October 2, 2019

Get to know Mahak Dhameja, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Each day I wake up determined to complete my daily to-do and to stay positive while facing new challenges, growing everyday as a better version of the yesterday me. Trekking is my favourite recreation. I express myself best through my dance and cartoon sketches. I share my alone time with my […]

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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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