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Posted by: on September 7, 2016

Lenses

“I think you are picking a school by its resemblance to Hogwarts,” my friend slightly lifted up her glasses and teased me when I announced my plan to start a new chapter at Saïd Business School of the University of Oxford. Certainly, my school choices have been seemed a bit like a random walk – […]

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Posted by: on September 2, 2016

When you can no longer control your fate, all you can do now is wait…

I would have to say that the most emotionally challenging part of my MBA application process was the seemingly eternal wait for the final admissions decision after my interview. In reality, it was actually just a mere five weeks of uncertainty, but it truly does feel like forever when you can no longer directly affect […]

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Posted by: on August 31, 2016

Making magic happen!

T-3 weeks to MBA Launch. Most of us are busy getting suits tailored, buying new gadgets, travelling around the world, and a few of us are already in Oxford and making the most of it (#Oxfordsummer). Looking forward to an MBA is really exciting – the experience it’ll bring, the values it’ll teach, the bonds […]

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Posted by: on August 31, 2016

Lessons a rejected visa taught me

“Your processed visa application will be delivered to the chosen address.” Yay! This message I thought would help me check my visa off my checklist but little was I ready to be surprised otherwise. With the new lesser restricting rules and a low student visa rejection rate, I had some (bad) luck by chance, hadn’t […]

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Posted by: on August 30, 2016

M for Marriage, M for MBA

I have been following Sheryl Sandberg for a few years now. While all her comments on women in business are powerful, my favourite has been “I truly believe that the single most important career decision that a woman makes is whether she will have a life partner and who that partner is.” Irrespective of your gender, […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2016

Meet a Prof – Andrew Stephen

. We have a few weeks left before school starts, and I thought it would be great to get familiar some of our professors ahead of time. This week, I had a lovely talk with Professor Andrew Stephen, the L’Oréal Professor of Marketing and the head of the marketing faculty at Oxford Saïd. You will […]

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Posted by: on August 23, 2016

5 Unusual Bits of Advice for Curiosity-Driven MBA Students

They say curiosity killed the cat. The truth is it didn’t. The real culprits were care and too much worry. Those are the things that killed the beloved furry mammal some 400 years ago. However the original proverb, ‘care killed the cat’, conceded to ‘curiosity killed the cat’ because the latter version had an irresistible […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2016

The Interview: A Potentially Life-Changing Conversation

During the final days of October last fall, I received an e-mail from my Oxford Saïd Admissions Adviser that I had been selected for interview.  Needless to say, I was quite ecstatic to know that I had made it this far and with only one final hurdle to overcome before getting into the MBA program […]

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Posted by: on August 1, 2016

As a human, what is your responsibility?

While my cohorts are enjoying their pre-MBA time in their own unique ways, I recently completed a one-week trek to the beautiful Himalayan city of McLeod Ganj. While most of my days were spent climbing and trekking from one mountain to another in the Dhauladhar range, I did take the time to explore the city, […]

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Posted by: on July 27, 2016

Prologue: The ABC

(A)nxious, (B)right-eyed and (C)onfident, these three words perfectly describe the feelings I have been going through right from 16th October, 2015 (the day I got my acceptance letter from Oxford Saïd) up until now. Eagerly waiting for the course to start on September 19th, 2016, I divided my next few months into 3 chunks. The […]

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