Monthly Archives: December 2009

I am still in Buenos Aires but will be in New York within two weeks. But, from the very beginning I would like to give you an insight into my Columbia MBA. Read more

Winter is finally here in Chicago. So are this term’s final exams.

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Last week we had a plenary session with our MBA director, Prof Valter Lazzari, who gave us in depth information about the grading system of the final exams and courses of the second term. Read more

Tonight we had one of our Vlerick alumni networking events sponsored by our career services. The programme was mandatory for me (as well as my other classmates) because we had signed up for the mentorship & career guidance seminar programme offered by the school. Read more

Coming from a country where we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, I was absolutely stunned that we were going to celebrate this very “American” tradition at such a very “un-American” school. It was not as though we all sat down for a huge Divali dinner, or had a Bastille day party. We celebrated the Chinese Moon festival in autumn, but Thanksgiving? Read more

It’s the week before finals and I’m trying my best to remain calm. I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by. So far, I’ve almost completed fourteen classes since September 1st. Read more

Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water. This is a phrase from my organisational behaviour professor about re-shaping organisations and it’s how I feel about the new streams (groups of students that you take classes with) that will be assembled for Lent term.

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“For people who just won’t stop.” This is the motto of SDA Bocconi which greets students when they open their accounts on the full time MBA programme on the school’s intranet. Read more

There’s a common expression in the US about the people we care about – you can’t live with ‘em and you can’t live without ‘em. I think it applies best to family and in my case this term to my MBA family as well.

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