Meet INSEAD’s MBA Class of 2017


Georgina Howe


Describe yourself in 15 words or less: curious, open-minded and persistent – quick to laugh and to challenge

Hometown: London, UK

Fun Fact About Yourself: I was once an extra in a Bollywood production

Undergraduate School and Major: Oxford University, Mathematics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Associate, Senior Associate and Manager at PwC Strategy; Assistant Director in Strategy at the UK Government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: Being involved in the development and announcement of a new apprenticeships policy in the UK

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? The application process is time-consuming, but also teaches you a lot about yourself. Making sure the various elements of your application combine to tell a complete and coherent story is key so it is worth thinking about what you want each element to address. Asking for views on your essays is a great idea, but if you listen to everyone you can end up undermining what you are trying to get across. Make sure that you remain the editor.

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I wanted to learn with people who look at things in a different way to me and I felt the diversity of INSEAD offered that better than any other school could. Importantly, every alumnus that I met lit up when I asked about their time here no matter how long ago it was and that made me want to be a part of the INSEAD community.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I’m still trying to work that out! I’ve had a really rewarding career working with great people to date and I hope my time at INSEAD will help me clarify what I want to do in the next phase. 

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? That they would like to work with me in future!


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