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Posted by: on August 25, 2020

Get to know Osemhen Okenyi, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Wife to one, mother to two, innovating as an engineer by day and writing by night. You can also catch me reading novels, baking pastries or hanging out with Blazers & Baby, the community I founded for career women to support one another in achieving work-life balance. Sector/Industry you worked in […]

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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 March 9, 2020

A year of two extremes

What a difference 12 months makes. Then The Director of Exploration for a mining client told me that my exploration drilling project would see me spend February 2019 in Ponton, Manitoba. The fact that this location had a name would signal – for most countries in the world – the presence of some sort of […]

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Posted by: on November 25, 2019

Michaelmas musings

As I write this blog post, 9 weeks have gone by since I started at Saïd Business School. It feels like it was months and months ago because my weeks since then have been so packed with activity. On that first day, I arrived excited but anxious, wondering what the future held for me and […]

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Posted by: on November 15, 2019

Teamwork makes the dream work

I had to miss the first two weeks of class – bugger! After the crazy whirlwind journey of hauling my wife (Jenny), dog (Hunter) and myself into Oxford, detailed in my last post, the saga was still not over and in order for Jenny to obtain a dependent visa, we had to go to Belgium […]

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Posted by: on October 21, 2019

Get to know Xiao Li, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: Chemical Engineer up until recently working for a clear energy group. For the last six years, I was developing the second largest uranium mine in the world — Husab Mine in South Africa and Namibia. I was born in China and grew up in Beijing. I like travelling and comedy. Sector/Industry […]

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Posted by: on October 3, 2019

Get to know Alexis McGivern, 1+1 MBA 2019-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a conservationist with a passion for trash! I come to Oxford after working on plastic pollution from all angles, from grassroots consumer movements to large-scale policy interventions. I cherish being outdoors, especially on my bike, and I love performing – whether that’s music, theatre, or stand-up comedy! Sector/Industry you worked […]

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Posted by: on September 30, 2019

Get to know Catherine Perry, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I’m a Geoscientist with a love for travel, nature and outdoor activities. I love hiking, camping, photography, wildlife, and astronomy. My ultimate goal in life is to retire to a log cabin where I can see the Aurora Borealis every night. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Oil & Gas, Mining Sector/Industry […]

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Posted by: on September 26, 2019

6 practical lessons learned from relocating my family to the UK from Australia

Relocating to another country is always a new adventure, full of anticipation and excitement. Previous to this move to Oxford, UK, I have packed up and relocated from Melbourne (hometown) to Canada, The Netherlands, South Korea and Perth (feels like another country sometimes!!). This time however, was my first time relocating with my growing family […]

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Posted by: on September 24, 2019

Get to know Kenny Wang, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I do my best to enjoy life and be present in the moment. Learning is a passion of mine, with health and wellbeing being most important to me. However, I do enjoy the occasional cheeky cigar and whiskey to unwind but enjoy it even more with good company. Sector/Industry you worked […]

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