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Posted by: on October 25, 2018

An old friend

“There they are, just follow them my dear.” I thanked the reassuring waiting staff member before turning my back on the Pembroke dining hall. I was one of the last ones out, having lingered to catch up with some fellow graduates. Tonight we were guests at the High Table, perched on the dais opposite the […]

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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 22, 2018

Befriending self-doubt

It’s easy to go through life with an expectation that we’ll grow, become more confident, and less insecure. Many of us would probably agree that we’re far more comfortable and confident in our skins now, than we were as teenagers desperately trying figure ourselves out. The very idea of self-doubt is typically conceived of as […]

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Posted by: on October 15, 2018

Get to know Nana Abena

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would your manager describe you? Best friend: Intelligent Manager: Responsible Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from Accra, Ghana, I am a chartered accountant and worked as an Assistant Manager […]

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Posted by: on October 12, 2018

Get to know Vee Tyamzashe

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Charismatic Manager: Dedicated Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. South African by nationality but born and raised in Zimbabwe. I have lived mainly in South […]

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Posted by: on October 11, 2018

Get to know Isadora Oliveira

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Authentic Manager: Resourceful Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I was born and raised in Brazil and have always had a deep desire to travel […]

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Posted by: on October 9, 2018

Get to know Mohammad Ariz

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you? Best friend: Dependable Manager: Determined Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, I worked in Oil & Gas for 7 years with India’s biggest […]

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Posted by: on October 8, 2018

Beginning the MBA Journey: Lessons on Global Surgery

Prior to starting the Oxford MBA programme launch at Saïd Business School, I had the opportunity to attend a global health conference at the iconic Blavatnik School of Government, run by the Global Anaesthesia, Surgery & Obstetric Collaboration (GASOC) in Oxford – a trainee-led group of junior doctors committed to promoting access to global surgery – by […]

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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 5, 2018

One week down, 51 to go…

Researching MBAs, you hear a lot about what the MBA experience is all about. Some of these ‘facts’ end up being true and some are just plain wrong. Of course, what I’ve quickly realised is, there is no definitive version of an Oxford Saïd MBA (or probably any MBA for that matter), it’s yours to […]

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