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Posted by: on October 27, 2014

The Hazard of Routine

Last Friday marked the end of the second week of Michaelmas term and it seems like with two weeks of classes down, the ‘honeymoon’ phase of business school is over. The energy and excitement of Launch Week is behind us: there are no more catered lunches, no more MBA cocktail parties, and no more scavenger […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2014

Decisions, Decisions

In this place, we encounter an enormous amount of compelling choices on a regular basis, not just in the business school but everywhere within these city walls. Outside of typical MBA decisions (do I study or do I go to a bar?), I’m forced to decide between attending professional panels on management consulting and watching […]

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Posted by: on October 22, 2014

Confessions of an MBA holic

In one week an average human does about 40-60 hours of work  and 20 hours of recreation and needs 56 hours of sleep and about 25-45 meals . Last week, I wrapped my head around solving a case on an actual AT Kearney consultancy contest, went punting, organized a 200 people party, made 17 new […]

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Posted by: on October 21, 2014

A student once more

As I was brushing my teeth the night before I was to find out if I got in to the Oxford MBA program, I had a scary thought: “Am I REALLY ready to be a student once more?”. Yes, I knew I wanted to pursue an MBA, and yes, I knew I wanted to study […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2014

Surreality: From Horses to Hogwarts

It has been just over a month since I have been in Oxford, but yet somehow it still seems surreal. I find myself wandering around thinking – I actually go to school here? How exactly did that happen?  – and then conclude that this couldn’t possibly be real life. Oh, but it is and I […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2014

Power, responsibility and other introspective clichés

I’ll start this off with a glaring cliché: With great power comes great responsibility. It’s a phrase that makes me cringe, not just because it’s so overused, but more so because it has an innately aggrandizing implication; that one has great power in the first place that is – let’s face it – often self-imposed. […]

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Posted by: on October 20, 2014

… and the work load has been intense

In this blog post, I hope to give you an objective insight of our programme. We are 4 weeks into the programme and the work load has been intense. Some of us feel like we have never worked so hard before. The first lecture usually starts at 845am sharp. Candidates are not allowed to be […]

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Posted by: on October 16, 2014

Lift Off of a Social, Sporting MBA

I thought this year I would write about a not so academic side of the MBA. Many people know that a great benefit of an MBA is the networking that you gain access to, both with the class, with alumni and with the speakers. Many people also understand that a 12 month MBA is an intense […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2014

What in the world am I doing here?

Ok, so I must admit that the title of this blog is mostly click-bait. Having never done any sort of blogging before, I thought I would follow the seemingly standard way for news organizations to get page views nowadays. Although I chose the slightly sensationalistic title, there is a bit of realism to that self-reflective […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2014

The possibilities of transformation go well beyond rhetoric into a quite possibl...

About Me: My name is Danielle Pierson. I am an American, but have been living in the UK for almost 2 years now. I am 31 years old, married, and have a 3-year old daughter. My career to this point has been in the public and non-profit sectors, focusing on international business – import/export in […]

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