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Posted by: on September 13, 2021

Meet the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22: Kaitlyn Neises-Mocanu

We are excited to welcome the Oxford MBA Class of 2021-22 to Oxford this September. Get to know our incoming students in this blog post series as they prepare to join Saïd Business School. Tell us about yourself Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Government, Public Health/Healthcare Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Government or Non-Profit, Health […]

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Posted by: on October 1, 2020

Get to know Oliver Doraisamy, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: Australian diplomat with over 6 years’ experience in international trade and development, including at the UN and WTO. Previously managed a social enterprise supporting primary education and community business in rural Uganda. Passionate about driving financially sustainable solutions to social challenges. Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Government (Foreign Affairs) Sector/Industry you […]

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Posted by: on November 1, 2017

My Journey from Politics to the #OxfordMBA

What are we doing to make the world a bit better for others? At first glance, it seems like a pretty uninspiring mission. In a world where everyone is out to “change the way we think about X,” “revolutionize Y,” and, above all, “make the world a better place,” who is going to get fired […]

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Posted by: on September 4, 2017

Introduction to Charlotte Kirby Thomson

Q1. In one word, how would your best friend describe you, and how would you manager describe you?   Best friend: Persistent Manager: Discipline Q2. Tell us about where you have come from and what has led you to Oxford. I am from New Zealand but have travelled quite a bit, including a study exchange in […]

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Posted by: on June 29, 2016

The most important product you’ll ever have to sell…yourself!

For me, the most enjoyable step in the MBA application process was certainly the personal essay component. Maybe it’s because I’m a poet at heart, but I’ve always found pleasure in the act of writing and the opportunity to express oneself. Perhaps there’s a minor streak of millennial vanity in me somewhere but any chance […]

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Posted by: on January 20, 2015

Classes, College, and Clubs (and the Fear of Missing Out)

All students at Oxford have three major things to manage, no matter their programme of study: classes, college, and clubs. Of course these can’t be mentioned without also explaining FOMO, the Fear of Missing Out. The opportunity to engage in all 3 of these aspects, as opposed to just classes and clubs, is what makes […]

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Posted by: on October 30, 2014

Michaelmas Weeks 1-2

With only two weeks of classes under my belt, I already feel like an Oxonian – which is conveniently defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning both “a student of the University of Oxford” and a “resident of Oxford”. On the Saturday of Week 1 (all the weeks are numbered here – more on […]

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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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