With the first term finished students are beginning to take the programme more in their stride and are beginning to focus on the recruitment process Read more
In May, Geneva once again played host to an exclusive event. It was the eleventh European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, which I had the opportunity to attend. Read more
Opportunities present themselves in the most unexpected of circumstances and a fleeting conversation can change someone’s career path Read more
The importance of networking and the value it can add to your career prospects has been brought home to Barry Chien Read more
Spring break gives MBA students the opportunity to discover different cultures as well as network with students from other business schools Read more
Even though this blog is titled “The fine art of networking,” I’d just like to say that I despise the word “networking.” Read more
The first semester at Wharton really flew by. It’s hard to imagine that I had arrived in Philly back in late July and that I’ve been there for more than five months now! Read more
Well the trimester is now over and my final group deliverable for my business intelligence capstone course, a client presentation and white paper on the global energy market, was well received by both the client and the professor. Read more
Networking can turn every business school student into a Ponce de Leon looking for the fountain of everlasting contacts. The process can unfortunately drift towards a more goal-oriented venture that ignores surrounding opportunities.
The last blog I submitted was MBAs and relocation and today’s topic revisits it a bit: MBAs and the infamous job search. Read more
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