Time to get a job! (Nicholas Toubkin)

We’re now fully over our jetlag from the discovery trips, and it’s back to a hectic schedule at IMD!

This weekend, we had another of the mythical IMD leadership experiential sessions – which pushed us hard to hone our leadership skills even further.  As usual, I can’t reveal the details to avoid spoiling the experience for next year – but let’s say that it was tough but really insightful!  The final leadership session is in November, and I can’t wait to find out how this session wraps up the year.

This week and next week, the focus is firmly on getting a job.  The range of companies coming to the IMD campus is incredible, it’s amazing to see the range of opportunities available.  The tough part is to choose which job to apply for – I’m currently working hard to narrow down the options.  I was helped in this by two alumni that I spoke to to present the project that I did over the summer; they were invaluable in helping me to guide my thoughts to a greater focus.  The insights from the alumni assessing our project and guiding us around our career paths were phenomenal – amongst the alumni participating were partners of consulting firms, and internationally recognised venture capitalists, and it’s fair to say that all of my colleagues were really inspired by the stories they had to share.

It’s going to be a busy week – more updates soon!

Nick.