Alumni

Ramesh Chander, Sai¨d Business School, Oxford

Ramesh Chander, one of our UK-based bloggers, writes his last post having now graduated from the University of Oxford Saïd Business School 

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Kyle Wu, one of our US-based bloggers in his second year of business school, describes the job search process conducted by his classmates 

Alexandra Fitzgerald, Rotman School of Management

In spite of the fact that I am busy with my summer internship and going back to school for my second year is the furthest thing from my mind, I received an email this week and it’s time for me to make my course selections. 

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

In his final term at Thunderbird, MBA blogger Kyle Wu found that suddenly and very unexpectedly, nothing was going to plan 

Atul Agarwal, Warwick Business School

With his MBA almost over Atul is eager to return to the working world and a salary, but at the same time wants to continue to be a student and spend time with his business school friends 

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

Madhavi Rao outlines in her blog some of the professional reasons behind her decision to study at Ross School of Business, Universisty of Michigan 

Prakhar Gautam, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

The EPGP bandwagon carries on at a neck-breaking pace. Every day brings new challenges, increasingly complex case studies, growing networks and of course, the nervous energy associated with going into the examination halls all over again. 

Abhinav Charan, Cambridge Judge MBA

Abhinav Charan is coming to the end of his MBA programme at Judge Cambridge. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of travel, competitions and listening to speakers from a variety of sectors 

Amar Naik, Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

Amar Naik is about to begin his international programme in management for executives at the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow. He is nervous, but prepared for the challenges ahead 

Marco Biava, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

If you do not think your future is worth being invested on rewarding assets, if you believe success can be reached by strokes of luck and if you rely on fortune-telling, then you might as well skip this article. 

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of term saw the first round of final examinations. Unlike my undergraduate degree when I had sleepless nights cramming, I was ready for these exams and strangely excited about the challenge. 

Madhavi Rao, MBA/MS at Ross School of Business and the University of Michigan

As she faces her final term at Michigan Madhavi Rao says that what she will most from her business school days is the sense of community – of support and friendship which has sustained her over her studies 

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

What is it like to have an all-day interview? Kyle Wu recently found out when he flew to California for a series of interviews with a software company 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

Hammad Hussain has finished his MBA programme at IMD. He feels that he has learnt much, however as he resumes his career his eyes are now wide open to new opportunities 

Throughout the year MBA students from schools around the world have been blogging about their business school experiences. From travelling to far-flung places, to studying into the small hours, to preparing for nerve-racking job interviews, the students have described the ups and downs of their lives on an MBA programme. 

Andrew Radin, MIT Sloan

After nine months of planning and recruiting, this past weekend my colleagues at MIT Chief and I finally hosted the 3rd Annual MIT-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-Chief)

Christine Cheng, Essec MBA in Luxury Brand Management

Luxury brand management is more an art than a science argues blogger Christine Cheng. It is just as valuable to understand what happens in a fashion workshop as it is to be able to read a balance sheet 

Diana Mak, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University

As she graduates from Guanghua School of Management, Diana Mak reflects on the final year of her programme. Her MBA has given her the courage and inspiration to accomplish her goals.  

Brigitte Roediger, University of Stellenbosch

The UK-based Association of MBAs has asked its global AMBAssadors to expand their knowledge of leadership and management by interviewing an MBA graduate who has set up an innovative social business. MBA blogger Brigitte took up the challenge 

Noel Hanssens, University of Hong Kong

As well as the tangible benefits of studying for an MBA programme, there are the intangible ones which are equally important 

Hammad Hussain, IMD

One blogger found a talk on social entrepreneurship given by an IMD alumnus inspiring. He is now thinking beyond the next job offer, to consider how ideas can change lives 

Linda Groarke, Open University Business School

Networking is perhaps the most important aspect of an MBA programme. Linda Groarke gives her tips for successful networking  

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

A visit from a group of MBA students from the Kellogg school provided a great opportunity for students at Sungkyunkwan to lay on a fun nrtworking event