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The end is near

Today I am getting nostalgic. After returning from Singapore last Thursday, joining some 150 classmates of mine for our graduation trip in Val Thorens (see photos below) and spending the night at Shangri-La (thanks Will!), I am back on the Fontainebleau campus for the first time after six months. Every step brings back memories, about National Weeks, Vorspiel Friday, as well as 8:30 lectures, endless group meetings and gruelling exams.

Will and me on top of the mountain Val and Will skiing down
Ready to hike Hiking in snowshoes

Tomorrow afternoon is our graduation ceremony at the Palais de Congrès in Versailles for which my parents and my brother will be in town as well. In the evening we have our graduation party, the final event of my MBA program. The end is near.

I have been asked whether my MBA has been worth the investment – and without a doubt, the answer is yes. Not only did I meet exceptional people, learned a lot about subjects of interest to me and visited exotic places all around the world. Most importantly, the MBA program opened my eyes for a range of career options unknown to me before, and gave me the tools and the courage to pursue them. I am looking forward to the road ahead.