Articles by INSEAD

  • Unexpected Surprises

    Unexpected Surprises

    by on September 30th, 2014

    September 19 marked my first month in Fontainebleau. Bliss. Excitement. Confusion. Friendship. Stress. Procrastination. Surprise. These words only capture a fraction of the experiences I’ve had in the past few … Read More

  • Choosing a B-School in Three Steps

    Choosing a B-School in Three Steps

    by on September 29th, 2014

    Akkshay, an MBA student at INSEAD, explains the three steps he took when he was making a business school decision. For more information, pease visit mba.com. Read More

  • Building up the Tempo

    Building up the Tempo

    by on September 24th, 2014

    The first month is over and I still cannot believe just how much water has already flown under the bridge! After a month at INSEAD I truly feel like a train wreck. Even without the hyperbole, life really moves at a … Read More

  • When you are unhappy with having just 24 hours a day

    When you are unhappy with having just 24 hours a day

    by on September 21st, 2014

    “24/7 – Just not enough” This thought has constantly come to me in the last 3 weeks at INSEAD. Throughout my 30 years (Yes, sadly hitting 30 soon), I have had my share of tight deadlines at school to all-nighters … Read More

  • The beginning of the best?

    The beginning of the best?

    by on September 15th, 2014

    “Your year at INSEAD is going to be ‘the best’ or at the least ‘one of the best’ in you life.” I have heard this statement innumerable times from my interviewers, alums, and also close family of students. Did … Read More

  • Diversity: what we all have in common

    Diversity: what we all have in common

    by on September 14th, 2014

    5 September 2014 I’m three weeks into the MBA program at INSEAD and I have already made meaningful connections with so many of my classmates. At first glance, the diversity of the INSEAD student population can be … Read More

  • Preparing for Separation

    Preparing for Separation

    by on September 10th, 2014

    Klanti amar khama koro prabhu Pathe jodi pichiye pori kobhu —Rabindranath Tagore If I ever fall behind on the path If I ever get tired —Forgive me Lord. I’m sitting in my small room looking over the city—this … Read More

  • Learnings from Orientation Week

    Learnings from Orientation Week

    by on September 5th, 2014

    When I visited INSEAD’s Fontainebleau campus ten months ago, I told my mother I must get into this school so that I could return. Today I am welcomed on the campus along with 300 others. It truly gave me a sense of … Read More

  • Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

    Location, Location, Location: Flat-hunting in Singapore

    by on September 5th, 2014

    So you’ve submitted your application, written your essays, and then a few weeks later, find out that you have been accepted into INSEAD. You’re still basking in the glory when you realize that the programme … Read More

  • Got accepted into a Top B-School? Great, now show me the money! Financing your MBA.

    Got accepted into a Top B-School? Great, now show me the money! Financing your MBA.

    by on September 3rd, 2014

    The MBA application process is an arduous yet rewarding journey. The feeling of being accepted into one of the world’s most prestigious institutions is one of joy and excitement. However, for most, this elation is … Read More

  • An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

    An INSEAD convert: How I ended up in 15J

    by on September 2nd, 2014

    I opened my groggy protesting eyes slowly. The Mac on the bedside table demanded attention—my application essays for INSEAD had all of 3 lines written so far! Ringing a bell for a morning Milo, I stretched to get my … Read More

  • Parlez-vous français?

    Parlez-vous français?

    by on August 21st, 2014

    Had I known six years ago that I would attend INSEAD and slave away to pass an A2 level language exam, I would have refrained from throwing away my college notes. Learning French is no easy business, and I uncontrollably … Read More

  • Shanghai Summer

    Shanghai Summer

    by on July 2nd, 2014

    With 60% of the MBA complete, I’m back in China interning. I’m happy with my P1 to P3 results and I feel like I made significant headway towards reaching my MBA goals. Certainly, I made some mistakes from P1 to P3, … Read More

  • We only have what we give – about the non-for-profit route to business school

    We only have what we give – about the non-for-profit route to business school

    by on June 26th, 2014

    INSEAD Blog Series on Diversity At INSEAD, we put diversity at the heart. As most of us already have come to know, the 14J class is an extraordinary mix of vibrant, inspirational and exceptional people. This is the … Read More