Last weekend was an interesting weekend. It was the 1st #IBMWatson Competition outside of the US. The event was held at HEC Paris. Prior the competition I was unsure of participating, as there was another activity related to identifying careers in the energy sector. As with many other activities during the MBA, you must prioritize the… Read More MBA Life (8): A fun weekend with #Watson
Some weeks again we had our 2nd TEC seminar. The theme: time management. I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect from the session, I mean, is there new information on the topic?: to do lists, prioritizing, balance, books, etc? To my surprise, and my classmates, it was a very good and intensive session. It was a session where all… Read More MBA Life (7): Sharing thoughts on time management
One of the biggest concerns when applying for an MBA is how to fund it. To some people, depending on their home country, this might not be such a stressful issue. For others, as myself, it was not only a deal breaker but also very complex. I’ll share my story with you and hope it gives… Read More MBA Life (6): Funding an MBA
Within the possible activities at HEC, one that really caught my eye was the TEC On-Campus. If you want more information look at http://www.vistage.com. Two key ideas from TEC, success from work-life balance and a peer advisory structure, resonated personally. I believe success is the match between identifying one’s desires and achieving them. Obviously, these… Read More MBA Life (5): To TEC or not to TEC ?
I am certain most MBA students feel the need over-prepare before starting the program, especially when you get a folder of courses and docs from the previous intake. I had the same feeling… which quickly faded as time wasn’t available for such pre-reading. Instead the pre-arrival preparation, not only mandatory, but worth doing is related… Read More MBA Life (4): Pre-arrival preparation
While reading the various blogs from other MBA applicants I realized my timing was not the typical one, i.e. for many the MBA decision and process is a long one (of almost two years for many of them). In my case, the final decision to do it took a month, the school selection process another… Read More MBA Life (3): Application Process & Final YES
The matter of selecting schools is always a complex one, you have rankings, potential network and employment, total costs and debts, geography and many other variables. The main variables I took into account were: program length, tuition and living cost, recognition, alumni network and family fit. Based on these variables US options were eliminated, recognized… Read More MBA Life (2): Selecting Schools and Family Decision