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Fontainebleau & Singapore
Weeks summer break / internship
(for January entrants)
Work hard, Play hard
At INSEAD, we have a strong “work hard, play hard” ethic on our campuses. Through our world-class MBA programme, you get to experience both an intense and rewarding collaborative learning environment with one of the most culturally diverse student bodies in the world.
INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas from around the world to change lives and transform organisations.
There is a tremendous amount of professionalism in everything that happens both in and out of the classroom.
South African, MBA'17J
Job before INSEAD: Manager at a boutique investment & strategy advisory firm in Johannesburg
INSEAD has become a playground for me to try new things. The whole experience has challenged my thinking, pushed my limits and transformed me personally and professionally.
Job before INSEAD: Data scientist in Risk Analytics, United Overseas Bank, Singapore
Even though many schools say they are international, INSEAD is by far the most international school out there.
Job before INSEAD: Senior Associate, PWC Dubai
They organise regular networking and speaker events on campus, as well as trips and "career treks" further afield, prominent annual forums and conferences.
We have gyms offering regular fitness classes on both campuses (and squash courts in France), with a wide variety of sport clubs on both campuses.
Some clubs are just for fun but nonetheless offer opportunities to network or to pick up valuable new skills.
Partners and Families
Around 30 per cent of student bring partners to INSEAD, which makes for a large, vibrant community. We try to make sure that everyone benefits from the INSEAD experience in every possible way through the availability of on-campus support, activities and the INSEAD Partner’s Club. A year as a partner at INSEAD is also a great opportunity to experience new cultures and learn new languages.
If you have any questions related to our programmes or student life, we are here to help you.
There is no typical day as the schedule will change every day throughout the year. During the first two periods when students take their core courses, they often have 2 to 3 classes a day of 90 minutes each, Monday to Friday, starting at the earliest at 8.30am and finishing at the latest by 7.00pm. Students also have assignments and group projects, career counselling sessions and extra-curriculum activities. For the last three periods, each student has their own academic schedule depending on the electives he or she has chosen, with the same amount of assignments and group work, and typically increasing time spent on career related activities.
We will strive to accommodate your campus choice. However, if your preferred starting campus is full, you will be offered the choice of either a place on the other campus or a place on the wait-list for your preferred campus. In such cases, we encourage you to start your MBA programme on the campus that was not your initial preference, and then participate in the campus exchange to experience the other campus.
What are my chances of working in Asia if I am based on the Europe Campus? What are my chances of finding a job in Europe/US if I am based on the Asia Campus?
Your chances of finding a job have more to do with your skills, experience and potential than your campus location. The Career Development team is well integrated across both locations and provides the same tools, coaching, and resources, irrespective of whether you are studying in Fontainebleau or Singapore. Career Development strongly recommends that you start networking in your target region early on and choose your campus for the peak recruiting season accordingly. On-campus recruiting is not generally impacted by location, as all companies recruiting from INSEAD must include students from both campuses in their recruitment campaign. Of course there may be exceptions where recruiters in the different regions have separate processes but they can also use the video and telephone conference facilities located on both campuses, to conduct interviews with students, regardless of location. Being based in the region where you ultimately want to work does obviously increase opportunities for networking, which can translate into a higher likelihood of securing the job you want.
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