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Posted by: on April 14, 2016

Surviving the Hilary Hell

After taking the Business Finance examination right after the winter break, we all thought, “Well, Hilary is not quite as busy as the Michaelmas term. Then, where does the popular term #Hellary originate from?” Little did we know, that the first few weeks of February are just the calm before the storm. What waits for […]

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Posted by: on March 22, 2016

The MBA World Summit

After an intensive Hilary term, I have recently come back from the 2016 MBA World Summit. This is an annual event where 100 MBA students from around the world are selected to come and meet, network and share experiences. This year’s summit took place in Miami, and I was one of the lucky attendees who […]

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Posted by: on March 7, 2016

Pause. Breathe. Resume.

7 weeks down Hilary and I am convinced why they call it Hell-ary. The term is a constant assault on the senses. As I write this post, my planner stares at me with reminders of 9 assignments that turn in the next four weeks. No longer can I use stunts from my undergrad days where I dunk […]

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Posted by: on February 15, 2016

Rankings Rundown

So sorry that I’ve been absent for the past few weeks – its been a busy term! – A few things have happened that I want to touch on that my readers may find relevant. The biggest one is that (as many of you know) the FT posted its MBA rankings and SBS fell a […]

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Posted by: on February 4, 2016

Why MBA?

“Black dress, black blazer, black stockings, black shoes…ewww… Seriously, don’t you have anything else that is black in your closet?” “Rimi, those shoes are horribly big for you…” And I would stand there thinking to myself, “Well, that’s all that I have, at the moment. Apparently, they have run out of Size 4 shoes in […]

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Posted by: on January 28, 2016

Kicking Ass in the Thames

“These dudes look young” is the first thing I thought of Magdalen A. Everyone in their 8+ looked in their early twenties, while my Green Templeton B boat averaged a respectable thirty years. Theirs was the ‘A’ boat of their college; we were a lowly ‘B’ team. We were seconds from the start of the […]

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Posted by: on January 25, 2016

Feeding the Fox

When I received an admit to the University of Oxford to pursue my MBA, my mother asked me to make a list of things I would need to buy and pack for my stay and studies. I am not sure whether it was my obsession for the historic significance of Oxford, or my passion for […]

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Posted by: on January 24, 2016

Exams, or don’t sweat the small stuff

So sorry for the hiatus, term was finished but now I’m back. To all those who are reading this while applying or trying to decide on accepting or not feel free to reach out. I’ve chatted with about a dozen admits or prospective students and I’m always happy to chat. – Now to the blog […]

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Posted by: on January 19, 2016

Pandora’s box, but for opportunities

What do you call something that resembles Pandora’s box but for opportunities? Well, that’s what the MBA programme at Oxford feels like. I feel quite like a kid in a chocolate factory – which can be dangerous! And I have not been to many of the rooms yet, just keeping your eyes open is overwhelming…deciding […]

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Posted by: on January 19, 2016

Exams, Interview, and Quitting!!!!

After an amazing trip to Spain and France, coming back to Oxford I had lots to look forward to. I will be interviewing with 3 target companies and had 2 exams within 2 weeks of vacation. I was really thankful for the peer lecture by a student for Technology and Operations. Some of my friends […]

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