Next we traversed those Alps, heading for Switzerland to discover the luxury watchmaking industry in the heart of the Jura Watch Valley, Neuchâtel. Our introductory lecture on ‘Swiss Watchmaking’ was given by François Courvoisier, Kaloust Zorik, and Maria Bashutkina.
Category: "Study in Progress"
When I fondly think back to our study tour, Marcel Proust’s words seem particularly poignant: “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes”.
14 days of learning, 6 destinations, 4 countries and 1 journey of a lifetime! Today education is global and travel is an essential part of lifelong learning. Our study tour took in Innsbruck, Munich, Schwangau, Neuchâtel, Reims and Paris.
It’s August 1st. Clearly July has gone but what will never be gone are the memories from the iFlex face2face week in Buenos Aires from July 24 to 29, 2017.
Let me tell you that our group is very special. We are creative, emotional, academic, serious, ambitious, passionate, friendly, diversified and most importantly we are the “first” international iFlex group.
Last June I had the opportunity to attend the Wobi Event in Bogotá, “Be Beta”, a space that brings together a group of curious minds who share a passion for business. This was a great experience to complement my i-Flex program in the context of learning and gaining inspiration from many influential figures in business and other areas. It provided an excellent opportunity for networking and I came away feeling that my mind had been greatly stretched by the experience.
Getting into MIP – Politecnico di Milano is an interesting adventure for masters’ students seeking an interactive learning experience. A few days after our arrival in Milan, we started receiving emails on subjects related to the business field, project management, job offers and much more. In brief, messages which supported master students who were pushing against their limits.
In the end, the 18th of May finally arrived: the MIP Pitching Day. It was an important evening for the 22 people from our Full Time MBA class who decided to attend the course, “Business Plan & Lean Launch Pad”, which took place during the last two weeks of April.
It’s incredible to think that I began this journey almost two years ago and now I’m sitting here reviewing my final project.
It seems cliché to say that ‘time flies’, especially because that wasn’t always the case. The reality is that there were moments where time really seemed to be standing still and getting past the fatigue and mental strain felt impossible. You tell yourself during that final hour of classes that you’re a Rock Star for making it this far and then you dig deep to pull yourself together, knowing that it will all be worth it in the end.
The 3-month management bootcamp finished about two weeks ago, together with all my MBA classes. When I look back, however, it feels as if this only happened yesterday. After having been offered a huge buffet of knowledge, I am still digesting what I have gained in the past 3 months and excitedly expecting to convert it into my own muscle in the coming 3-month project work.
Summer is coming, its taste is in the air and for some of us it’s time to plan holidays, days off, weekends and trips… but there is no summer without music, right? Each summer has its soundtrack, a song (or more than one) that remains in our mind for the entire break… a summer hit that we sing, dance to or hum while driving along the highway towards wherever we’re going.
I fielded curious looks from my classmates as the Optional Activity period approached at the end of April in our International MBA.
“You’re going to Silicon Valley? When you’re from the United States?”
They couldn’t believe that I was passing up the opportunity for further travels, such as joining them on trips to Moscow, Beijing or Paris. Though all the options were appealing, the Silicon Valley Experience was something I had been excited about even before the MBA started and as we received more details, it just kept sounding better – so it was off to San Francisco for me.