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Posted by: on April 12, 2019

Taking the Plunge into Myanmar

Roaming the halls during the Oxford Freshers Week in late September, I was floored by the number of societies and student organisations present in the Examination School building. There were what seemed like endless rooms filled with even more societies. And then I haphazardly walked by a booth with the name “Oxford Development Consultancy” written […]

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Posted by: on March 22, 2019

Get to know Pranav Sharma

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?   Best friend: Reliable Manager: Grinder Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford.  Born and raised in India, I took the initiative to move to Canada at the age […]

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Posted by: on March 20, 2019

The Transition Across the Pond

As I prepared to move to the UK for the MBA, many remarked “it won’t be that different” and “they speak English too”. I too understated the adjustment and culture shock I would experience, probably because I worked in Spain for two months after my first year of university and studied in Chile for a […]

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Posted by: on March 12, 2019

Plastics, are they really that bad?

Eileen Chen is a 2018-19 MBA student at Oxford’s Saïd Business School and a Canadian marketer with four years of experience in the consumer packaged goods industry. Her marketing experience included managing an e-commerce website and developing data-driven recommendations through consumer insights for Keurig Canada. Her current career aspirations are to use marketing’s power to […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2019

A Fintech-Cambrian Explosion

The Cambrian explosion was an event that occurred approximately 541 million years ago and resulted in the divergence of most modern metazoan phyla – basically caused the separation for species that led to modern day humans. Before the Cambrian explosion, most organisms were simple, composed of individual cells occasionally organized into colonies. Over the following […]

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Posted by: on February 12, 2019

Why I Chose Oxford? For a Week Exactly like This

As I think back on this time of year, I remember that last year I was gearing up to head to Oxford for my admissions interview after having received the invitation at the end of January. It was an exciting time, but also a bit nerve-racking. I was thinking through my application for potential questions […]

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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


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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