Monthly Archives: January 2010

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

Although the term has started with full force, the number of courses that the MBA 35′ers now take has decreased from six to five. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

Finally, against my will, I went to Ikea. Julien (my friend from school who lives one block away from my home) needed almost everything while I only really needed a reasonable couch (at a low price). Read more

Maxime Droubi, IMD

Twelve hours of accounting, eight of economics, eight of supply chain management, four of marketing, two of organisational behaviour, six case studies, uncountable hours of group work and one week later… I am glad it is Sunday! Read more

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

Miami truly is a melting pot of different cultures. The city is home to people from all over the world. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I have just finished my exemption exam for statistics and I am now finishing something that must be delivered to the professor tomorrow. Read more

Maxime Droubi, IMD

Just before the official launch of the MBA 2010 year, we had a special pre-programme assignment : community building.

But first we had to discover the community around us, ie the city in which we live and study – Lausanne. Read more

Beth Bremner, HKUST

It’s begun. The hunt is on. The elusive job and internship will escape my clutches no longer. Read more

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

The new term in SDA Bocconi’s full time MBA programme has started. And it has started with full force… Read more

Cezanne Maherali, Insead

We sat in the moist heat for almost two hours waiting to board the ferry to take us to the south coast of Mombasa. Apparently, we were lucky. Our driver informed us that he had had to wait for four hours the previous day.

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Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

First of all Happy New Year to you! It’s the beginning of my second week back in classes after our way too short winter break when I travelled through Prague, Vienna and Budapest with my friends. The past week was probably one of the toughest I’ve had in my entire time here at VlerickRead more

Nathaniel Lang, Kellogg School of Management

I returned to The Kellogg School of Management last week knowing I had a busy winter term ahead. I am doing five credits this term as well as supporting a local non-profit with developing the business plan for a new school in Chicago. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I didn’t want to go to Ikea. I really didn’t, so I just did not go. I went to another store, a little bit more expensive, but nearer my home and much more accessible and less crowded. Read more

Maxime Droubi, IMD

This is it! My first days at IMD. Ten years after graduating from EPFL, I’m resuming my student life at 33. Read more

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

It’s the beginning of something new for me. While excited, I must confess I am also a bit scared and nervous. Questions come and go as I sit outside my apartment’s balcony and look out:

What kind of year is this going to be?
What are my professors like?
I wonder how my fellow MBA students are preparing?
Did I do my laundry today? Read more

Kane Cuenant, Skolkovo

During the Skolkova MBA programme, students are tasked with at least four internships. Three are in Bric countries (two corporate and one government/public internship) and one corporate internship in the US. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

As you all know, I don’t have much furniture yet. The reason? Orientation sessions. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I am finally settled. I moved into my new home on Monday at 10pm. My very favourite PA, Sujean (I will explain who the PAs are later on), got my keys while I was in class. Read more

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

How fast have these last two weeks have passed… It is as though I have just arrived inthe beautiful city of Istanbul, inhaled the fresh salty smell of the Bosphorus for the first time, wandered around the narrow streets of the old city and eaten my first piece of the traditional Turkish sweets “baklava”. Read more

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

“Everybody ends up spending more than planned in Manhattan”. This is what Jason, an American friend that I met a few weeks ago in Argentina, told me yesterday. Read more

Beth Bremner, HKUST

Well, here we are. A new year, a fresh start, a few new resolutions and two assignments due by the end of the week. We also have a mountain of reading to do and it’s only the first week! So much for that wonderful break… Read more