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Posted by: on December 10, 2018

So little time, so much generosity..

My classmates are generous. Time is limited between classes, employer events, and social activities. Yet, time and time again, students are more than willing to offer their limited time to support other students in the program. I was lucky enough to get a sense of this well before joining the 2018-19 cohort. My first encounter […]

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Posted by: on October 26, 2018

How to apply a growth mindset to your MBA experience

“If the hat factory runs for 6 months, the cycle time is 7 minutes, and there are 800 hats made per day, how many hats are waiting in inventory?” Every day, I’m confronted with questions like this one: questions that force me to think differently than how I’ve thought before. As a former early childhood […]

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Posted by: on October 24, 2018

Running out of time

As Lin Manuel Miranda so aptly noted in his world-famous musical, Alexander Hamilton wrote like he was running out of time. As Oxford Saïd students, we literally are running out of time – and we feel it every single day. As I sit and reflect on my first month in this seemingly sleepy, yet bustling, […]

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Posted by: on October 6, 2018

Get to know Kaitlin Thompson

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Thoughtful Manager: Hardworking Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I come to Oxford after four years working in government consulting in Washington, DC. Working at […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2018

Get to know Laura White

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Kind Manager: Self-Starter Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am originally from Atlanta, GA in the US, but have more recently been living in […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2018

Get to know Vaughan Bagley

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best Friend: Genuine Manager: Dependable Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. After graduating from Stanford University with a BA in Human Biology and Honours in Ethics in […]

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Posted by: on September 21, 2018

Get to know Grace Stephens

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Renaissance Woman Manager: Self-motivated Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I’m originally from the US state of Georgia, but have spent the last 5 years […]

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Posted by: on September 14, 2018

My MBA Takeaway: Know Thyself

Years ago, one of my mentors told me that I could not “Be In My Life” unless I “Knew Thyself.” At the time, I was a wild, hippie leading backpacking trips and working on international development projects across five continents. There was no doubt to me that I was present “in my life,” but her […]

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Posted by: on September 1, 2018

Get to know Eileen Chen

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Outgoing Manager: Committed Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. Don’t get me wrong – Montreal is possibly the best city on Earth (NB: extremely biased […]

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Posted by: on August 31, 2018

Get to know Diana Kolar

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Adventurous Manager: Culture Carrier Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am a finance professional with 6+ years in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan in […]

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