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Posted by: on March 12, 2020

Opportunities for youth in Africa

Tell us about yourself I was born in Ghana and moved to the UK in my early teenage years. After my undergraduate degree in 2007, I started a career at Citibank in their financial crime investigations team. Over the last 13 years, I have worked with global financial institutions and the Big 4 helping organisations […]

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Posted by: on February 28, 2020

First week, first impressions!

Just back from my first Diploma in Financial Strategy module at Oxford with new friends, new perspectives and new skills! Here’s my take on how returning to university will benefit me… Breathing new life into my career: Outdated skills can end the most promising of careers. No matter what your age, knowledge is king, and […]

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Posted by: on February 26, 2020

Feeling empowered at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford

I was born and raised in Ecuador, with the freshness of the Andean mountains. At 18 I arrived alone in France with the purpose of learning French. 9 months later I obtained my high school diploma in literature as any other French student and started working part-time, as a cleaning lady and a school assistant, […]

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Posted by: on January 14, 2020

Escaping Plato’s Cave

As we reach the end of the year, it’s hard not to be nostalgic about my time at the University of Oxford. Being a student at this wonderful institution has been one of the most intellectually challenging experience for me, which in turn has undoubtedly allowed me to become more conscious of the ever-changing and […]

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Posted by: on December 4, 2019

Round to Flat to What???

When we were young, we were taught that the earth is round… we all have grown up listening to this in schools. Then, during the early 2000s, we read Thomas L. Friedman’s views on how the World Is Flat. In his famous book, Thomas Friedman presented his view on the world as a level playing […]

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Posted by: on November 21, 2019

Don’t be afraid to fit in as an Oxonian

When asked to write a blog about my Oxford experience I thought back to the very first hurdle, the decision to apply. Sure, you automatically think about the daunting aspects first – the funding, the time commitment on top of a full-time job, time away from your family, the exams. But then you think about […]

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Posted by: on November 20, 2019

The Pursuit of Excellence

A noticeable sense of nervous anticipation spread throughout the lecture theatre of Saïd Business School, like osmosis on a cold January morning. With forty-seven highly experienced professionals gathered from the far corners of twenty-eight differing countries, each eager to debunk the complexities of emerging markets and evolve their understanding of business at a global level, […]

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Posted by: on November 7, 2019

From heart to heart – Cor ad cor loquitur

It’s Sunday and the bus leaves from Gloucester Green (Oxford’s main bus station) towards the airport and I have mixed emotions after I had to say goodbye to an intense week of studying at Saïd Business School. It was the last module of the Diploma in Strategy and Innovation. Back in February, I arrived here […]

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Posted by: on October 28, 2019

Oxford Nostalgia

“After you climb a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb” – Nelson Mandela As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, Oxford University could be described as both the foundation of academia and apex of innovation. As an unique and historic institution dating back to 1096, it’s a […]

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Posted by: on October 16, 2019

Have I found what I was looking for at Oxford?

Living in the digital world is a great opportunity. We can click to like and click to share. But the great opportunity is that we can express our thoughts and directly influence how we are perceived. Our program manager proposed that I write a blog. I did not hesitate. I admire writing. I learn writing. […]

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