Reflections on the midpoint of my MBA

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As I find myself midway through my MBA journey, I'm compelled to reflect on the incredible experiences I've encountered thus far. It feels like the perfect moment to share some insights, especially for those who may be embarking on their own application journey. I vividly recall going through student blogs during my application process, finding them invaluable for gaining insights into the day-to-day life of the program. So, to anyone currently preparing an application, please don't hesitate to reach out - I'm eager to pay forward the kindness and guidance I received from those who came before me.

My time in Oxford has been nothing short of extraordinary. One of the most captivating aspects of our MBA program is the seamless integration with Oxford University and its rich traditions. Our rigorous academic curriculum is complemented by the heritage of the University itself. Events like the historic matriculation ceremony at the Sheldonian Theatre and the enchanting College Formal dinners held in some of the oldest educational institutions in the UK have been truly remarkable experiences and great places for exchanging ideas.

Academically, the program has exceeded all expectations. The calibre of our professors and lecturers is truly world-class, making every learning opportunity a spectacle. I've particularly appreciated the incorporation of extremely interesting case studies and theoretical concepts in the classroom, providing our cohort with a diverse array of approaches that cater to the multifaceted needs of MBA students.

Above all, what continues to astound me on a daily basis is the profound impact of the rich diversity within our cohort. With 97% of our class comprising international students, the vibrant mosaic of culture we weave together is nothing short of awe-inspiring. As a Mexican student, I've found immense value not only in the diverse perspectives shared within the classroom but also in the profound exchange of cultures and traditions outside of it. I firmly believe that this multiculturalism of experiences will cultivate a generation of empathetic, industrious leaders committed to making the world a better place.

I've also been incredibly fortunate to embark on memorable journeys with my fellow students to breath-taking destinations like Edinburgh and Chamonix. These experiences have not only enriched our time together but have also solidified the bonds of lifelong friendship within our cohort. Witnessing the camaraderie and connection that have flourished among us fills me with immense joy and gratitude.

In essence, my MBA journey thus far has been an exhilarating blend of academic rigor, cultural immersion, and personal growth. As I navigate the remainder of this incredible experience, I'm filled with gratitude for the opportunities that lie ahead and eager anticipation for the impact we, as a collective, will undoubtedly make on the world stage.

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