Everyone complains about how the first year of an MBA programme goes by so fast and the second year even faster and time flies and the MBA has gone by in a flash. Read more
I recently participated in the annual French MBA Conference, which was co-hosted by NYU-Stern and Columbia Business School. Read more
Roughly two weeks ago I received an email from the SBS administration inviting me to join the dean of the business school at a high-powered business conference in London. I was told I would be granted a spot at the annual CBI conference (Confederation of British Industry).
Over the last two weeks, my fellow MBA classmates and I have been inundated with full-day lectures: topics ranged from career advice to IT instructions, from fire safety to examination expectations.
Last week was a success in many respects. I was accepted on both the Leadership Edge and Campus Ambassadors programmes and the MBA Fair in Los Angeles allowed me to meet and network with some of my top target companies. Read more
One of the best things about Insead is the diversity of its students. And to encourage cross-cultural exchanges within its eclectic student body, Insead National Weeks were born, where students from one nationality put together a week of activities to showcase their country’s culture, food and music, etc. Read more
Since I arrived in Oxford on Monday, I can’t stop smiling. My heart is feeling all a-flutter. Frank Sinatra’s version of the song It’s Almost Like Being In Love keeps playing over and over in my head. Read more
Since our return to school as second-year MBA students, my classmates and I have a new identity: we are the big kids on campus. As most of the first-year MBAs find their way through the chaos and confusion of the first weeks, many have started contacting some of us for guidance – and, believe it or not, you will learn more than you can imagine after your first year and your summer internship.
Finding funding for your graduate degree is a time consuming task that requires a very specific plan, specially when most of your colleagues want the same scholarships you are after. Rather than telling you what to do to get one, I will tell you what worked for me and my wife during the process. Read more
It’s been almost a month since I was last in New York and I had almost forgotten how good it was. California is great as well – great in a different, more relaxed (or at least less intense) way, of course. We were pretty lucky to find a friend with a driver (who brought me home almost for free) when we landed at JFK after our Los Angeles flight. Read more
School doesn’t start for a couple months, but four weekends ago, I had the opportunity to attend Admits Weekend in London. Read more
I will use my holidays in August to enjoy myself, meet friends in Europe and network. Read more
Few people return to their old jobs after an MBA. Read more
I was asked to speak on a panel and give advice to the new promotion about my experience with job hunting.
It’s time for MBAT – the MBA athletic competition that brings together students from all of Europe’s business schools. Read more
As 10 of SDA Bocconi MBA students coming from different countries, we decided to leave for Puglia the other Friday afternoon. Read more
Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the first “Platform for development” event presented by the Vlerick Alumni and our full-time IMBA students. 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
Networking… This is one of the words I have heard the most since I came to SDA Bocconi.
What is “networking”? People gathering and socialising in “networking events”? Getting to know people working in the industry of your interest? Or is it creating future job opportunities for yourself by getting to know people in high executive positions in big corporates? Read more
SDA Bocconi has a challenging and busy academic programme which encourages students to develop their academic skills and knowledge, interpersonal skills (through numerous group work), time management skills and of course, networking skills. Networking skills are developed through the Career Development Service at the school, as well as through activities and student clubs. Read more