10 things I wish I had known at graduation from the IMD MBA program

Katrin Siebenbürger Hacki was one of the 18 alumni to give up their precious Saturday for the first of our two traditional on-campus Simulated Interview days. MBAs had a chance to practice their sector specific interviewing skills and get feedback from alumni who have successfully been through the process for either Industry, Consulting or Finance. Continue reading “10 things I wish I had known at graduation from the IMD MBA program”

Companies & alumni present to MBAs

Friday’s company visits gave the MBAs the chance to discover more about the culture of some of our recruiters, namely Werfen, McKinsey & Company, Honeywell, Google and Siemens and potential opportunities within those companies for a future career.

It also gave the MBA Office the chance to welcome back many friendly faces from across the years, as the companies brought with them alumni who could share their personal insights about how their careers have developed since graduating from IMD and the roles they currently play. So, while the MBAs benefit on the career side, we, the MBA team, also benefit by being able to catch up, and enjoy a kind of pride as we see how these people we got to know so well have developed, and hear about what they’ve achieved and how their families have grown.

Alumni from 2005 – 2016 presenting with their companies
1) Siemens CEO* Program and FEP, 2) Honeywell, 3) McKinsey and Company

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A trip back to the IMD cocoon

Today’s guest entry welcomes back our Brazilian 2006 class blogger, Rafael Altivini.

When I boarded the train to Lausanne on March 3rd, I made sure I got a left side window seat, facing opposite the train’s riding direction. That’s how you get the most spectacular views of Lake Geneva, the vineyards and the alps as the train comes out of the last tunnel just before reaching Lausanne main station. This has been part of my sort of ritual over the last ten years every time I get a chance to go back to IMD. Continue reading “A trip back to the IMD cocoon”

OCR (On-campus recruiting) completed!

Today’s blog entry is written by guest writer, Shashank Upadhyay, one of our Indian participants.

We have completed the so called OCR period! OCR (On Campus Recruiting) is actually a lot more than just a 2 week intense period of on campus company visits and interviews; it’s also a tough emotional journey that we as a class, along with the career services team, go through during this challenging MBA year. Continue reading “OCR (On-campus recruiting) completed!”