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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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Posted by: on November 23, 2015

Job hunting as an MBA student

Looking for a job is a big thing when you are studying an MBA. People haven’t even had one exam and they have already applied for more jobs than Steve’s family tree. It’s not always easy, many students are very clear on what they want but most of them don’t have the least idea. They […]

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Posted by: on November 19, 2015

Hail Michaelmas

It is that time of the year when the weather has just started to get chilly in Oxford, and things have started to heat up in the business school and the MBA curriculum. A month and a half has passed, and we are already gearing up for our first taste of the dreaded examinations at […]

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Posted by: on September 28, 2015

MBA Launch begins – A Year of Opportunity (MT -2)

This week has been intense and honestly felt like a month. We have had many parties and pub nights, LONG lectures filled with all 340 of us; some terrible sessions and some astoundingly amazing ones including Sue … Sue Tonks and Simon Bucknell. Simon’s session on executive presence was by far my favorite and I […]

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Posted by: on March 24, 2015

That career thing

It’s sort of like that old toy, where you try to get a little silver ball through the complex maze enclosed in a plastic circle and out the other end safely. Often at first, you lack the perspective to be able to look at the path as a whole, to trace your moves before you […]

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Posted by: on January 26, 2015

Paper Tigers and Intrapreneurs

Dear Friends, It has been an action-packed time at Saïd Business School since I last blogged.  We have had exams, which were in the main okay (as long as you revise) apart from the odd paper tiger.  Time intensive though, and I now know what the admissions team (big shout to Gisela who is the […]

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Posted by: on January 22, 2015

We also questioned what being ‘world class’ meant

The term exams just ended and many MBA candidates in Saïd Business School tasted for the first time in many years what it feels like to be a nervous student again. Prior to the exams, the Sainsbury Library was packed with students trying to cramp 8 to 10 lectures of content in 2 to 3 […]

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Posted by: on December 1, 2014

From investment banker to financial wizard – pursuing a MBA degree in Hogwarts

Four months ago, when I was sitting in my office at the CBD of Singapore, bidding farewell to my colleagues and shredding the pitchbooks I spent days and nights putting up together, I thought I finally can take a break from the investment banking life and seek some inner peace at my dream school. I […]

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Posted by: on November 10, 2014

Forming Storming Norming Performing and the chances of love

Dear beloved loyal reader(s), The niceties have ended and the class of 14/15 are now on the second stage of Bruce Tuckman’s famous theory of team development. As people get used to their surroundings and their new colleagues, competition creeps in, opinions are voiced and unsightly behaviour conducted which can have a negative effect on […]

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