Dear WE readers, I would like to begin this blog with an adapted version of story that has been told many times and that resonates with me. For a further two hours Alice sat on the rocky outcrop filled with conflicting emotions. She recalled leaving her hiking colleagues earlier in the day to spend time alone so that she might commune with nature and reflect more intensely on her dreams and aspirations. She believed that much had been achieved through this period of quiet introspection amongst the beauty that is the Drakensberg mountains. However, Alice now found herself at an…
“Term 1 is over?”, “Woah, that was fast!”, “Time just flew by”, “But we just started the MBA!” These were some of the typical responses of my batch-mates of the Full time MBA class of 2015, after we finished our term 1 last week. With a week of holiday almost over, we rested (hopefully enough) and raring to dive in term 2. Time flies by, whenever it is reflected upon in hindsight. That exactly has been the shared sentiment by the cohort of 2015. We arrived in the first week of January 2014 and started classes on the first Monday….
After a hectic and extremely fast paced EMBA start week, I am finally adjusting and easing myself into some sort of normalcy. Long before my decision to relocate to The Netherlands from Nigeria, I had toyed with the idea of pursing an MBA and it seemed a very logical decision to study for my MBA after I arrived in The Netherlands. Prior to my arrival in my new location, I did quite a considerable amount of research on Business Schools in Europe and I had a fair knowledge of all the options available to me. I was not looking for…
The year started with busy preparations for the start of the Executive MBA. I created a study room at home, bought a new laptop, received the books, studied and took the tests for the pre-courses and informed friends and family about the journey I was about to start. Busy and exciting times thinking about what was about to come! After all these preparations it was time to actually go to campus and have classes. I was very happy and satisfied to see that we started the EMBA with a Women in Leadership day where issues about gender gap and competition…
4 weeks have passed since the program started – my confidence was totally shattered! I arrived at RSM full of confidence. I had extended networks and could do many things that I want in my community very smoothly. I have achieved a lot and I have been trusted a lot by colleagues, clients and friends. Japanese people – people where I came from – are usually very gentle and quiet. So I could speak up first, take a lead in things that I would like to do and realize these goals. But my confidence crashed down at the very beginning….