My journey from Silicon Valley to the...

Somesh Blog

It was a cold, windy and rainy afternoon in Chicago, the kind of day that Chicagoans dread and that makes West coast dwellers swell with pride about their choice of residence. I was sipping on my coffee, occasionally looking through the window to see if the rain had relented. My colleagues were hard at work […]

The MBA and motherhood

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Choosing to play the dual role of an ambitious MBA student and an attentive mum at the same time is probably not everyone’s cup of a tea. But as choice, I believe it is doable. Here’s why I think so. A typical MBA candidate is full of ambition and bursting with talent: a stellar professional […]

A powerful bonding experience — Team ...

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“I’ve worked with a lot of MBA students over the past few years. And this group is by far the friendliest group and has worked exceptionally well together as a team.” – Lawrence Ashelford, introducing the Addenbrooke’s GCP team at the final presentation. The team was a bit nervous at the outset of the final […]

Delivering the presentation — GCP Tea...

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Three weeks of research, brainstorming and client interviews, led us to this day. We are finally on board our flight to Geneva, Switzerland, to meet our client and present our final deliverables! This will be our first time meeting our client face to face, but we had no qualms about it as we kept in constant […]

In full swing — GCP Team WHO week 2

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As our project with the World Health Organisation (WHO) goes into full swing, we found ourselves having to split into sub-teams to conduct interviews with various departments within the client’s organisation. We went through the school’s well-equipped databases, scrutinised reports and publicly available information, and presented our individual findings to one another. Hours were spent […]

A super cappuchino team — GCP Team WH...

GCP Team WHO meeting for food

Our team is made up of 5 students: Allegra from Germany, Ciro from Italy, Nid from Thailand, and Ling and Lynn from Malaysia. Our team members have not gotten a chance to properly know one another since the start of the MBA programme in September last year, so our first week, apart from kicking off […]

Trading the stethoscope for a clipboa...

Team Addenbrookes outside SWLEOC

The Addenbrooke’s GCP team has had a busy week in board rooms, hospital wards and operating theatres. Coordinated by Aditya Nigudkar, the team connected with approximately a dozen different health care providers and managers across different specialties as part of their qualitative research. Kit Hobbs organized a site visit to South West London Elective Orthopaedic […]

Introducing the Addenbrooke’s Hospita...

Addenbrooke's GCP team

Aditya Nigudkar, Kit Hobbs, Dante Palazzo and Neil Dubey are the four group members of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Global Consulting Project (GCP). We’re very excited to utilise our diverse backgrounds and resources at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) to improve our local healthcare systems. Although the specifics of our project are confidential, we are performing […]

Kaizen spirit — the Sony Europe compa...

Sony Trek

On 29 January 2016, 30 MBA students participated in the Sony Europe company trek—an activity organized by the Cambridge Asia Business Association (CABA). This was a great opportunity for us to go out of the classroom and see the theories we’ve learned in class applied in real life. Sony Europe (based in Weybridge, UK) is […]

My Journey with the Women’s Leadershi...

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I consider myself extremely privileged to have been elected to help lead the Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI) for Cambridge Judge Business School. One of the aims of the WLI is to undertake actions that help build a more collaborative and liberating society for both genders of future generations. Our focus is on collaboration and growth, encouraging […]

An illuminated city

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I recently came back to Cambridge from a weekend away and in that short time, Cambridge had been transformed into an illuminated city.  For the following week, Cambridge hosted the e-Luminate Festival where every major building became an art installation. The e-Luminate Festival sums up the contrasted personality of Cambridge—the mix of modern technology and […]

Learning to Prioritise during the MBA

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One of the most striking aspects of the Cambridge MBA is the flurry of classes, events and opportunities we are given during the first term. I learned the hard way that I needed to get all of my house-keeping sorted out before the start of term because there was little time and an over-abundance of […]

Leaving your comfort zone: reflection...

Leaving your comfort zone: reflections on my Cambridge Venture Project experience

It is hard to believe that, in the blink of an eye, three months of the MBA has already passed. Reflecting back on the first term, we’ve completed seven core classes, attended career workshops and guest speaker events, not to mention participated in ongoing extracurricular activities and numerous social events as well. One of my […]

Project lift off & blue sky thin...

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It’s lift off for the first MBA team project of the year, as Christina and her team join an aerospace start-up. She explains why the Cambridge Venture project is ideal for individuals looking for management consulting experience and how the project has helped the MBAs understand more – not just about their client – but […]

Lessons from a retail magnate

Dipika & Marty in the studio

It was a pleasure to meet and interview Marty Wikstrom as she visited us at Cambridge Judge Business School for the MBA Leadership in Action series. Marty’s is retail royalty with a career spanning roles including: CEO in Fashion at Compagnie Financiere Richemont and Managing Director at Harrods, London. As I listened to her speak, […]

How to finance your start-up

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One of the key reasons I wanted to study at Cambridge is its world-beating technology cluster and the opportunities that it provides. Just consider this – a town with a population of around 100,000 people that has over 1,500 science and technology-based companies – the ‘Cambridge Cluster’/’Silicon Fen’ is a truly impressive feat. It is […]

Management Praxis: learning through p...

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In her second video blog, the MBA is in full swing – with one test down and the first consulting project underway. Induja talks about learning through play in Management Praxis classes, and how the course is directly applicable to working in a collaborative project team.  

“Be present…and look up&#...

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In his second video blog, Sean talks about the phenomenon of time at Cambridge. There’s simply not enough time in the day to do everything, so the key is to “Be present” in the moment, at a time when every MBA is shooting off for something different.

On the hunt… a Cambridge MBA’s ...

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Received job offers 3 months out: 95% Switched location, function or industry: 86% Average salary package: £ 85,248 – Cambridge MBA Employment Report It’s quite an amazing list of statistics. But then again, statistics are not going to get you a job. Ultimately, it’s down to you, your ability and your effort. This is a brief […]

MBA masterpiece: a work in progress

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An MBA from Cambridge is in many ways a personal masterpiece in progress. Crafted to fit your personality, with the best experts guiding your journey.  We too, the students, are expected to be wise enough to choose how to shape our learning and create this masterpiece. Don’t get me wrong. Our schedule from 9.00 till […]

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Blog authors

Somesh DwivediSomesh Dwivedi

Somesh Dwivedi is a 2015/2016 MBA student. Prior to the MBA, he worked for four and a half years at Google in strategy, sales & marketing, and data intelligence roles. He's a three-time winner of Google's gold award, the highest award handed out at the tech firm for outstanding contribution to incremental revenue gains. He also worked briefly on Google Ventures, the in-house venture capital division of Google. He closely follows developments in technology, space travel and equity markets.

Dipika SawhneyDipika Sawhney

Dipika is a 2015/2016 MBA student. Prior to her MBA, she helped build successful e-commerce start-ups and holds a degree in computer engineering. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, debates and yoga.

Neil DubeyNeil Dubey

Neil Dubey is a student on the Cambridge MBA 2015/2016. He is studying medicine at the George Washington University, USA.

Hui Lynn TanHui Lynn Tan

Hui Lynn Tan is currently a student on the MBA (class of 2015/16). She is originally from Malaysia and holds an LLB from Cardiff University.

Simone GoldsteinSimone Goldstein

Simone is a 2015/2016 MBA student. Prior to the MBA she worked in Strategy at the media agency MEC, on the travel accounts Marriott International and United Airlines. A native New Yorker, she attended Colby College in Waterville, Maine where she received a BA in Art History and Anthropology.

Songya KeslerSongya Kesler

Songya Kesler, currently pursuing an MBA at the Judge Business School, is a two-time entrepreneur and People Architect. She ran operations, marketing, and partnerships at her latest startup. As a People Architect, she supports the next generation of game-changers in developing greater emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and leadership skills so that they can be the best version of themselves. At Cambridge, she holds weekly meditations, is Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship SIG, a rep for Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, and on the rowing team at Jesus College.

Christina MackayChristina Mackay

Christina is a 2015-16 MBA student. Prior to Cambridge she worked as a management consultant for eight years living in London and New York and working with clients across Europe, America, China and Oceania. Her passion is entrepreneurship and she intends to start her own business post-MBA. In her spare time she plays netball for her college, runs along the river Cam and has joined the Whiskey society.

Prasad NaikPrasad Naik

Prasad Naik is a 2015/2016 MBA Student. Prior to the MBA, he worked for six years as a corporate finance advisor in the technology sector, focused on ecommerce and digital media. He holds a degree in Politics and International Relations from the University of Warwick. He loves learning about technology and attending thought-provoking debates at the Student Union.

Jonathan KungJonathan Kung

Jonathan is a MBA 2015/16 student. Prior to his MBA, Jonathan has worked extensively in China, as Project Manager then Vice General Manager of a real-estate development company, where he oversaw a project valued at $150m. At Cambridge, he is the captain of the MBA and Malaysian Society basketball teams, and keenly follows the entrepreneurial scene.

Julia NelsonJulia Nelson

Julia Nelson is a 2015-16 MBA student. Trained as an anthropologist, she has spent the last 10 years working in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania as a social “intrapreneur”, making energy and mining companies more responsible and sustainable. She is passionate about learning new approaches to social innovation, and plans to return to the field after her MBA. In her spare time, she rows for Darwin College, practices Spanish on her classmates, and is on a mission to find the best Szechuanese food in the UK.