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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 March 11, 2020

A Year Out: My Biggest Learnings From the Oxford MBA

Soon I will complete a full year since formally graduating with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Oxford. Most things about that sentence still are hard to believe sometimes but it’s certainly prompted a lot of reflection. Oxford has a way about holding seemingly contradictory truths simultaneously. It’s both inspiring and disheartening. […]

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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 September 14, 2018

My MBA Takeaway: Know Thyself

Years ago, one of my mentors told me that I could not “Be In My Life” unless I “Knew Thyself.” At the time, I was a wild, hippie leading backpacking trips and working on international development projects across five continents. There was no doubt to me that I was present “in my life,” but her […]

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Posted by: on August 13, 2018

The Aspen seminar and the value of self-reflection

My main objective for studying the MBA was to give myself the opportunity to benefit from a time of self-reflection and introspection. As counterintuitive as it may seem, coping with the fast pace of an MBA programme makes the real you, your strengths and your weaknesses come to the surface. I do not underestimate the […]

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Posted by: on July 18, 2018

Want people to take action on climate change? It needs to be as easy as using Tinder.

On July 15, 2018 I got a very clearly laid out email suggesting two actions I can take to #movethedate for climate change. Move the Date is essentially a campaign to get humanity to take action on climate change before August 1 2018, which is Earth Overshoot Day (marks the day when we have used […]

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Posted by: on July 16, 2018

Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did.

Bringing home the MBAT trophy for the second year in a row was an amazing experience. If you’re an incoming MBA, mark your calendar now and make attending this a priority! Oxford Saïd came to play and play we did. Some (winning) highlights: 1. Battle of the Bands Our multi-instrumental KILLER talented band, Alex in Wonderland, […]

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Posted by: on July 9, 2018

A musical use case for blockchain

You can’t go more than a few days without hearing about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. These disruptive technologies have the potential to completely change how we think about currency and information validation in the future, and they are certainly top tech buzz words in 2018. If you’re anything like me, though, you might still be wondering […]

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Posted by: on June 26, 2018

Oxford Colleges from a Potterhead’s Perspective

If you think of Oxford as the next best thing to Hogwarts (perhaps an even better version of it), and you’re something of a Potterhead (a Harry Potter fan if you’re not familiar with this term), then you will love the concept of colleges. The college system in Oxford, in Potterhead terms, is similar to […]

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Posted by: on June 8, 2018

As the finish line looms, a lesson in teamwork from the Oxford MBA

On the sixth of May 1954, a young medical student toed the line at Iffley Road track in Oxford. Feeling, in his own words, “as if the moment of a lifetime had come,” the Englishman gazed down the long lane of cinder ash and tensed his body like a spring. When the starting gun fired, […]

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