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INSEAD’s student life is diverse and transformational. A cultural melting pot of experiences that triggers students to re-shape their perceived reality beyond the classroom; from sports activities to unforgettable travel experiences, or from cheerful parties to intimate heartfelt dinners.
MBA Student Experience
From personal anecdotes to programme testimonials, learn more about the INSEAD experience through the eyes of our community. Visit the MBA student blog.
INSEAD Student clubs are run by students and supported by the school. They play a vital role in the student experience.
Our clubs cover a broad range of topics from Professional, Social to Sports. A large proportion of the student population are honing their leadership skills by being the management team of clubs. There are 40+ clubs at INSEAD.
Campus activities or on-line events are organised by MBA student clubs and help to sharpen your leadership skills and enable you to explore and pursue new interests or old passions by becoming a member.
A wide range of student-run professional clubs work closely with INSEAD Student Life department and the INSEAD Career Development Centre. They organise regular networking and speaker events on campus, as well as webinars, competitions or "career treks" further afield. Some of the larger clubs also organise prominent annual forums and conferences, like the Private Equity Conference, the Women in Business Conference or the Global Luxury Forum.
In addition to our gyms offering regular fitness classes on both campuses (and the squash court in France), we have many clubs offering a wide variety of sports and leisure activities to network and enable you to pick up valuable new skills. There are also opportunities to represent INSEAD at inter-business-school events, such as the MBA Regatta and the MBA Golf Challenge.
Step into the INSEAD Experience
Your pre-programme activities culminate in Launch Week when you arrive on campus. An opportunity to further immerse yourself in the on-campus experience and get acquainted with your peers. A broad range of activities are in store for you to get you ready for the programme start.
End your launch week with activities organised by the senior class. A great opportunity to network with your peers and hear about their INSEAD experience.
To celebrate INSEAD’s diversity, the National Weeks give you an opportunity to showcase everything your country or region has to offer. An amazing moment to experience food, dance, music, business and traditions with your fellow classmates.
A long-standing INSEAD tradition, fancy dress is the way to go. Found online or fabricated yourself, Be there or be square. Who makes it to school on time running through the streets of Singapore & Fontainebleau?
Robin Hood Campaign
“Business as a Force for Good” is one of INSEAD’s values, and we believe in paying it forward by raising funds for future high profile MBA candidates lacking the funds to join us. Join the team who will come up with creative fundraising ideas in close collaboration with our Advancement colleagues. Will your class beat the record?
At INSEAD we celebrate all aspects of Diversity & Inclusion. In line with the National LGBTQ Day in June, Our OUTSEAD club and Student Life organise INSEAD’s own Pride Day.
Partners and Families
Around 30 per cent of students 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 Partners' community. A year as a partner at INSEAD is also a great opportunity to experience new cultures and learn new languages.
Discover the MBA Programme
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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 homecampus 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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