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Posted by: on February 11, 2019

Why an Oxford MBA after working in Private Equity?

Sometimes people choose their life path, but sometimes they are living the lives in which they were chosen to be. It makes sense, we are only 18 years old when we are supposed to take one of the most important decisions of our lives: “What to study? Which college to go to? What do we […]

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Posted by: on February 7, 2019

Oxford Saïd: A place for sisterhood

As someone who went to an all-girls high school, comes from a female-dominated industry (non-profits), and whose family is overrun by strong-minded, independent women, the MBA was my first real foray into a male-dominated world. For this and a number of other reasons, I was a bit nervous arriving at Oxford Saïd in September – […]

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Posted by: on February 5, 2019

Sleep..

Ideas trend; currently I am reading a lot about the need for sleep. My interest has been partly piqued by Oxford’s schedule; the relentless pace of the MBA is made harder by the whirlwind of activity that is happening every night around Oxford. As I write this I have gone from an event at the […]

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Posted by: on January 15, 2019

Don’t settle for default

I sat doe-eyed in the Nelson Mandela Theatre during our first week with 315 new best friends, all eager and excited for the year of adventure to come. I did not expect to hear a 4-word quote that would change my career perspective forever. In the middle of the week, 2016 alum Gillian Benjamin used […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2019

Getting Uncomfortable

As Michaelmas term comes to an end, it is time to go through what was indeed an adjustment chapter,  especially considering Oxford’s intricate web of customs and traditions. Some of this term’s (unusual) experiences would have been: 1. Wearing a bow tie for the first time after having been through several Youtube tutorials on how […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2018

Oxford Seed (Fun)d

What a whirlwind Michaelmas has been – I am grateful to use this post to take a step back and reflect on all of the incredible moments/people/places/experiences of this term. Besides getting to know my diverse and impressive classmates and taking unbelievable bonding trips to London, Berlin and Helsinki – the defining activity of this […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2018

5 Habits to Create Saïd Serendipity

Twinkling Christmas lights and holiday cheer all around have prompted me to think about my most magical moments at Oxford so far. While these moments were easy to identify, it surprised me that the most serendipitous opportunities that I encountered were not a part of my classes, clubs, or regularly scheduled activities. Our MBA schedules […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2018

RE:creation triumph at C4Bi competition

Its 6:45pm, we have 15 minutes to finalise a presentation to FC Barcelona, copy check a letter on Chef Ferran Adria’s ‘creative audit process’ and make sure our strategic recommendations make sense. This moment of the ‘Creativity for Business Innovation’ competition arrived ten hours after sitting around a boardroom table, trying not to be overheard […]

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Posted by: on December 14, 2018

Why I run.

In our first week at Oxford many runners in the MBA cohort linked up with one another to focus on the Oxford half-marathon. Some were in a state of panic and others were in high-performance mode. Whether doing a first half-marathon or aiming to smash a personal best, we got together to cram in some […]

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Posted by: on December 12, 2018

My first term in Oxford: Lessons Learned

The first thing you learn when you arrive in Oxford is to speak Oxonian. There are no numbered semesters or quarters in Oxford. Terms are divided into three trimesters: Michaelmas, Hilary, and Trinity. What people might think as of “Harry Potter style uniforms” is called sub fusc. It consists of black and white smart clothes […]

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