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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 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

Sleep..

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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Posted by: on January 14, 2019

Getting Uncomfortable

As Michaelmas term comes to an end, it is time to go through what was indeed an adjustment chapter,  especially considering Oxford’s intricate web of customs and traditions. Some of this term’s (unusual) experiences would have been: 1. Wearing a bow tie for the first time after having been through several Youtube tutorials on how […]

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Posted by: on December 20, 2018

Oxford Seed (Fun)d

What a whirlwind Michaelmas has been – I am grateful to use this post to take a step back and reflect on all of the incredible moments/people/places/experiences of this term. Besides getting to know my diverse and impressive classmates and taking unbelievable bonding trips to London, Berlin and Helsinki – the defining activity of this […]

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Posted by: on December 19, 2018

5 Habits to Create Saïd Serendipity

Twinkling Christmas lights and holiday cheer all around have prompted me to think about my most magical moments at Oxford so far. While these moments were easy to identify, it surprised me that the most serendipitous opportunities that I encountered were not a part of my classes, clubs, or regularly scheduled activities. Our MBA schedules […]

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Posted by: on December 14, 2018

Why I run.

In our first week at Oxford many runners in the MBA cohort linked up with one another to focus on the Oxford half-marathon. Some were in a state of panic and others were in high-performance mode. Whether doing a first half-marathon or aiming to smash a personal best, we got together to cram in some […]

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