MBA Student Profiles
Job Before INSEAD: Senior Associate, Macquarie Group
I have learnt to get out of my comfort zone, and to deal with the unknown and challenges head on.
I wanted to build a stronger business foundation and enlarge my career network. I chose the INSEAD MBA because it is a relatively short, intensive one-year programme where I could spend time in both Europe and Asia. Also INSEAD offers entrepreneurial classes that I was interested in.
Yes, INSEAD definitely went beyond my expectations in terms of student dynamics and international exposure. The faculty members are resourceful in creating an environment that is conducive to learning as well as promotes personal development. In terms of the Academics, it is a fast paced environment. No two days are the same at INSEAD.
In the short-term, I would like to go into the hospitality industry. I will likely be based in Asia - Singapore or Thailand to be close to my family. In the long-term, I would like to have my own business running a small boutique hotel in Bangkok and Chiang Mai.
There are a lot of workshops that aim to help students in terms of job search, networking, and interview prep. Career coaching has been tremendously helpful for my personal growth and determining my next career move.
I have learned to get out of my comfort zone, and to deal with the unknown and challenges head on. Also, I have learned to be receptive to changes and to be more open to other people’s ideas and opinions.