As I looked outside my hotel window into the horizon on the eve of Diwali, a million lights glimmered at me and made me wonder about the power of precious light and the hope that it brings along with it. They say that one must know the darkness before you can really appreciate the light. There were several instances in the last ten months when everything around seemed completely bleak and dim. However, I realized over time that wherever my story takes me, however dark and difficult the theme, there is always some hope because I’m an optimist at heart and there is always always light at the end of a menacing dark night! Continue reading “Let there be light!”
It’s now 5 weeks into the 7-week ICP, and over this period our team of 5 has lived an extraordinary life of consultants – working together, working remotely, travelling all over Europe- oh yes! we got our hands on some authentic paellas and pizzas – and then back again to the client.
In Norway winter comes early. As we drive through a picturesque landscape on our way to Kongsberg, we realize that temperatures are already below the freezing point.
Our client for the ICP project is TechnipFMC, a leading service provider for the energy industry. Continue reading “ICP digitalization time in Norway”
The International Consulting Projects are up and running !
After just one week, teams have started their global travel to destinations such as Saudi Arabia, China, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Belgium.
They are working with multinational companies in industries that range from FMCG to Banking, Manufacturing to Consulting, Pharma to Energy, with each team of 5-6 MBAs working on a different issue.
Over the next few weeks they will be conducting industry, company and issue analyses, and presenting their findings to the top management of their respective companies.
Travel will soon include further destinations of Africa, Hong Kong, the US, Spain and more.
We wish them well and look forward to reading about their adventures and experiences shortly.
Just before the crunch time for Career interviewing began, our Mauritian MBA and blog photographer, Raj Ramful, managed to find the time to put together a great video on the June Discovery Expedition.
A note of encouragement from the Career Services team as our MBAs dive into peak interview time!
Dear 2018 MBAs,
Finally, the time has come for you to go out and impress companies around the world.
Over the next two weeks you will be dedicating your time to meet, interview and network with your target companies, whether on-campus or across the globe, depending on your individual post-MBA goals.
Some of you are travelling to remote locations to continue your research and connect with key contacts, while others will remain with us in Lausanne, participating in the on-campus interviews and our Global Talent Forum.
There will be a variety of companies coming on campus, representing some of the most attractive industries for MBA recruitment, such as consulting, technology, pharma, industrial products, FMCG. They range from large corporations to start-ups.
Since the beginning of the year, and even before you arrived to IMD, you have been preparing for this moment. You have followed the career services stream, with seminars and workshops tailored to polish and sharpen your skills in order to impress recruiters and showcase your value. Guided by your coaches, alumni mentors, faculty, and our team, you have gone through in depth self-assessment, with the purpose of understanding your deepest motivations and deciding where you want this MBA to take you. Now you are ready for the next stage.
We know that your career journey is long and at times challenging, we feel proud to accompany you in this laborious yet exciting path.
Your Career Services Team
….especially when home looks like this!
Enjoying the sunset at the beach in Mauritius
Its not the beaches that are awesome in Mauritius…. the landscape and greenery are pretty breathtaking too 🙂