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Posted by: on September 2, 2019

A letter to the incoming class

“There is nothing more impressive — intellectually or otherwise — than to change long held beliefs, opinions, and habits. The more you’ve changed, the better you probably are” -Cicero. The first day of the MBA might be the only occasion in your life when 300 people are genuinely interested in you, in your stories, and […]

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Posted by: on August 28, 2019

Warning before you accept your Oxford MBA offer

When I decided to pursue my MBA, I didn’t even consider the Oxford MBA in the first place. This was not because it was not good, but because I never thought I would be a good enough candidate to be accepted… I didn’t trust myself enough to be considered part of this amazingly smart community. […]

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Posted by: on August 26, 2019

Reflecting on the last year at Oxford

As I currently sit in the magical Duke Humfrey’s library trying to finish my last assignment of this year, I feel a suspension of disbelief. It seems like only yesterday when I arrived to this magical town steeped in history and literature and was surrounded by 300 odd unfamiliar faces on the first day at […]

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Posted by: on August 21, 2019

Final reflections and advice to the Class of 2020

As I am submitting my last MBA assignment and the British summer is in full swing, here are a few reflections on the year. A few of the key things I’ve learned this year: It is all about choices – you cannot do everything during the MBA and for sure cannot do everything well, so […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2019

A story about gifts

On the 22nd of June the Saïd Foundation held their Annual Dinner in London, celebrating the work of the foundation in its ambitious investments in education opportunities. Mr and Mrs Saïd invited current year scholarship recipients to attend, alongside other scholars, alumni, partners, stakeholders, friends and family. Numerous current MBAs, as well as Saïd Business […]

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Posted by: on August 19, 2019

A Day in the Life of a REVOLT Intern

During the MBA, I worked with Mars Catalyst to organise the Oxford Responsible Business Forum. From my work with the Mars team, I was introduced to REVOLT, a uniquely “independent purpose consultancy that harnesses the power of branding to create real change in the world” where I will be completing an Associate Consulting Internship. Every […]

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Posted by: on June 28, 2019

Mental health in the workplace

On 7th June, as part of the Oxford MBA programme, I and 9 other students had the opportunity to attend a session titled “Mental Health in the Workplace – Skills for Managers”, run by Dr. Michael Gill of Saïd Business School, and clinical psychologists Dr. June Dent and Dr. Helen Kennerley. The session sparked discussion on […]

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Posted by: on June 20, 2019

Lessons from MBAT: Trust, Camaraderie, and Leading from Behind

Last month, around 200 of our class travelled to France to compete in the MBA Tournament, hosted by HEC Paris. The Olympic-like competition brought over 1500 students from global business schools to compete in sport, dance, battle of the bands, and charity contributions. While the competition lasted just a weekend, the thrilling mix of competitive […]

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Posted by: on June 14, 2019

Our MIINT journey

The MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition saw 31 MBA teams take part in 2019. With Yale receiving 1st place with a $50,000 investment prize, Oxford and Wharton were selected as runners up with $25,000 each, as investment for the companies they represented.  Our Oxford MBA team recall their journey through the tournament […]

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Posted by: on June 4, 2019

How Time Flies

It’s come to that time now in the MBA where pervasively everyone is saying, “How has time gone so quickly?” It’s not as if we don’t know that it is going to be a fast and intense year. Believe me, we are told that probably 20 times before we ever step foot in Oxford.  But […]

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