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Posted by: on January 28, 2019

My College Induction at Oxford University

Today I was inducted into Kellogg College at Oxford University. It was a marvelous experience and I’d like to share with you why. For folks who are not natives of the UK, you may ask: “Aren’t you a student of Saïd Business School at Oxford University? Why are you being inducted into a college whose […]

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Posted by: on August 15, 2018

Incredible Diversity

As a Chinese American based in New York City, I live and breathe diversity every single day. I thought nothing would top that. I was wrong. My Oxford EMBA cohort is incredibly diverse, in a class size of 65 with 40 different nationalities! Simply describing it does not do it justice. Let me give you […]

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Posted by: on June 14, 2018

Halfway through

I’ve been asked recently by some people that intend to join the Oxford Executive MBA programme: how is the experience? Is it worth it? Being at the programme mid-point, I made a more solid view. As always, everything is relative. Some people find value in learning and development, others in buying a holiday house or […]

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Posted by: on February 26, 2018

I’m back!

7 a.m. on what appears to be a freezing Monday and I’m getting ready to leave my room and head into Saïd. It’s February, it’s Module 2 of the Oxford Executive MBA (January 2018 intake) and I´m back. The first Module in January flew by – everything and everyone was new, an intoxicating mix of […]

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Posted by: on February 19, 2018

Embeddedness

The first week is simply amazing beyond words! Welcome dinner at Ashmolean Museums – one of the many museums of Oxford; formal matriculation ceremony in Divinity School – in Latin; college introduction – each one of us belongs to a college, mine is Balliol College; famous Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) debates and events; amazing […]

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Posted by: on February 2, 2018

My four initial impressions of the Oxford EMBA

I was waiting to board my flight at Verona airport and I can’t deny that I was a little apprehensive. I would soon be starting an Executive MBA at the University of Oxford. While it sounds exciting, I still had cold feet. All kinds of thoughts were racing through my head. Was I doing the […]

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Posted by: on August 8, 2017

A Day in the Life of an EMBA Student

5:00 am: Woke up, got out of bed, and begrudgingly skipped breakfast in Keble College’s grand dining hall to jog two miles out to the Green Templeton boat house on the Thames. 6:00 am: Rowed for an hour with my fellow EMBA classmates as the sun came up over the tree line.   7:30 am: […]

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Posted by: on May 15, 2017

Oxford College Life

Being part of a College is among the many unique facets of life in the EMBA programme, and as I have written before just one of the many communities you can get involved in. The Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Durham use such a unique college system, and for undergraduate and graduate students they are […]

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Posted by: on April 6, 2017

“The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” – Heraclitus

Spring is upon us once again in Oxford. It was exactly a year ago when I first set foot on this historic campus for my Executive MBA admissions interview. Six months into the programme now, I have made fifty-seven new friends from around the world, who are travelling on this intellectually stimulating and fast-paced journey […]

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Posted by: on March 1, 2017

Making the Most of the College Experience

One of the truly differentiating factors of an Oxford education is, indeed, the chance to engage outside of one’s department within one of the many colleges and halls of the greater University. In the EMBA programme, it is often thought that one will have little opportunity to take advantage of the college experience offered to […]

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