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Posted by: on October 15, 2020

Get to know Emma Openshaw, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: City-slicker turned wildlife novice, I have made a career out of doing what I love, telling stories. My time in the entertainment industry has spanned from producing and coordinating films to directing live television shows. I am rarely found without something to say or without a cup of tea in hand. […]

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Posted by: on September 24, 2020

On leadership, friendship and the absurdity of life

Life is a little different since we last spoke. In my earlier blog post Coronavirus was a small piece of news from a distant land. January 31 was the first day it entered the public forum of our cohort’s social media channels. As February wore on and the situation worsened, what officially became known as […]

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Posted by: on September 24, 2020

Get to know Tiffany Liu, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Prior to MBA, I worked in the hedge fund industry for several years. Most recently, I am an entrepreneur aspired to turn boring corporate IR documents into exciting webtoons so that small-and-mid-size fund analysts can better understand a company’s business model and moat. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Finance/Media Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on September 8, 2020

Taking Oxford MBA learnings from the classroom to the real world

Have you ever applied what you have learnt in the classroom to the real world as the MBA journey is approaching to its end? Perhaps many of my fellow MBAs are still in the process of finding a permanent job, like I am, and are eager to bring new wind and implement change in their […]

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Posted by: on July 14, 2020

Stepping into the Oxford Union & British Parliamentary Debate

Through the loving support of my MBA colleagues, I am very honoured to have been elected in first position into Oxford Union’s governing Standing Committee. At the heart of the Oxford experience, we are the world’s largest and perhaps most well-known debating society. We host speeches and debates by distinguished guests ranging from global leaders […]

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Posted by: on July 7, 2020

How do you turn a business idea into a real business?

This question haunted me long before I came to Oxford. In my former company, I worked on a project in which I was supposed to help my colleagues in our headquarters to introduce a newly developed product into the local market. However, the project was never executed smoothly. I cold-called dozens of customers and paid […]

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Posted by: on April 22, 2020

Gratitude during Covid-19

It is without a doubt an incredibly challenging, unprecendented and unimaginable period that humanity is facing today. With all the hardship and difficulty that we are all facing, I wanted to take a moment to practice some gratitude and share with you all various things I am most grateful for. Breathing in the fresh and […]

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Posted by: on April 21, 2020

A time to reflect

It’s a week before my third term at Oxford starts. I’m still struggling to come up with clear thoughts on writing this blog post, summarizing my time over the last three months. Hilary term, the second term at Oxford, is named after the feast day of St Hilary falling on 14th January. Like many other […]

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Posted by: on April 9, 2020

Hilary term: the Oxford MBA so far

Like any great adventure, time does truly fly. It seems like yesterday my family and I were packing our “life” in a few bags to move to Oxford. It has now been almost 8 months since our big move; Michaelmas and Hilary term have come to an end, which means we are more than halfway […]

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Posted by: on April 2, 2020

What just happened?

I packed my bags overnight and came home to India, in the middle of my MBA. I don’t know if I will ever sit in the lecture room or go for serene walks near the river stream behind my apartment, or if I will ever attend MBA get-togethers with my people. It’s like I have […]

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