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Posted by: on March 15, 2021

My personal growth journey on the Oxford MBA

Like many of my classmates when I first joined the MBA I was a little bit lost on what I wanted to do after graduation. For those thinking of getting an MBA: you will meet classmates that evoke confidence. They get to their MBA programs with certainty and determination. From the start they know which […]

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Posted by: on November 9, 2020

Get to know Maria Rotilu, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I’m a former management consultant turned venture builder who helped startups like Uber and scale in Sub-Saharan Africa. I enjoy helping technology businesses reach global scale. On a lazy day, you’ll find me writing, reading or watching a TV show. I am a little obsessed with cyberpunk dystopian movies or […]

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Posted by: on August 18, 2020

Get to know Dalina Morón, Class of 2020-21

Tell us about yourself: I have 9 years of digital marketing experience with over 7 of those years at Google. I’m from Comodoro Rivadavia, a small town in Patagonia Argentina. I have lived in Buenos Aires (ARG), Mexico City (MEX) and Boulder, Colorado (US). Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Online marketing/technology Sector/Industry you are hoping […]

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Posted by: on May 24, 2020

Interviews with Alumnae: Marla Woodward

Before the MBA, I was in the consumer goods industry with functional experience across physical product management, digital product management, and consumer research. I’d spent much of my career working for global companies headquartered in the US, and I wanted to use my MBA to break out of my industry, possibly geography, and move into […]

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Posted by: on May 22, 2020

A tale of two viruses

It started when I was in the queue at immigration. This was at Brussels Airport. The elegant lady looked at me, almost apologetically, then whispered to her partner. He turned and looked, decidedly less friendly, pulled her towards him and they moved forward. They didn’t have to tell me what they were thinking. I was […]

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Posted by: on February 13, 2020

Start-up alums belong in an MBA

It’s hard to believe I have been in Oxford for nearly 6 months and that we are nearing the programme’s halfway point. There was a point when the programme first started that I wondered if the admissions team made a mistake. My career was mostly spent in tech start-ups; I did not have the traditional […]

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Posted by: on December 17, 2019

Slush, Saunas, the Seed Fund, oh my!

Stepping into the Helsinki Expo and Convention Center the morning of November 21st felt like stepping into an alternate universe of tech startups and Venture Capital (VC) firms ready to intermingle at an indoor music festival. The venue had been transformed by neon pink and blue lights, trendy food stalls, and even an indoor garden […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2019

Get to know ZheXi Eve Kang, MBA 2019-20

Sector/Industry you worked in pre-MBA: Gaming/Esports Sector/Industry you are hoping to work in post-MBA: Gaming/Esports Country of residence before coming to Oxford: China College: Kellogg. If I tell you that I am a huge fan of English food, I am not mad, it’s just that I have joined Kellogg! LinkedIn: Q1. In one word, […]

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Posted by: on October 4, 2019

On Imposter Syndrome

Meeting new people during Launch Week of our MBA program usually comes with a verbal recollection of LinkedIn profiles. Mine goes something like this: I already had two careers. I started my first career as a mostly self-employed algorithmic commodity trader. After 6 years I decided that I wanted to be a part of a […]

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Posted by: on September 10, 2019

Get to know Jim Sheppard, MBA 2019-20

Tell us about yourself: I started my professional career as a commodity trader. After realising my true passion for technology, I began working in the tech industry. After some time in Silicon Valley with PayPal, this Chicago native returned to grow with a hometown start-up. An ambition to complete an MBA and an interest in […]

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