Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Bold and confident with a lot of grit.
Hometown: Tema, Ghana
Fun Fact About Yourself: In primary school, I was the go to person for every entertainment activity. I danced, acted, participated in beauty pageants, and was a news and announcement broadcaster for my school.
Undergraduate School and Major: University Of Ghana. Marketing
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:
Greenvine Company limited – Head of Sales and Marketing
Greenvine Company limited – Head of Operations
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with some incredible people to build a reputable company from scratch. Our goal was to build a logistics solution company that offered personalized freight services effectively and at an affordable cost. My decision to take on the risk and challenge of joining a smaller organization at the beginning of my career, I believe, has been of immense benefit to me. Joining a startup firm gave me more responsibilities that might not have been possible in a larger organization and pushed me to be more versatile, reliable, and productive. I have had the chance to work with partner offices all round the world and serve clients in different countries.
Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? One of the most important things is to pick a school that values your experience and what you bring to the table. Also start preparing for the GMAT early, take some prep test to identify your weak areas. As much as the GMAT is important, it is not the only factor here, so spend good time on your essays. Share the essays with friends and colleagues so they can help identify certain parts of yourself you were not able to think of. Also use the various opportunities to showcase different parts of yourself. For example, if a recommender will talk about an incident, try not to repeat it; use the opportunity to highlight something else. Have a discussion with your recommenders and remind them of instances in which you excelled. Also, share a video or a write up about what the school looks for in a candidate so your recommenders can tailor their recommendation towards the school.
What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you? I love international business and INSEAD is the very best to prepare me for that. The diversity of the class and the faculty, the options to study in three different parts of the world during the programme, for me it does not get better than that. It also does not hurt that it is a one year program.
Also though INSEAD’s admission period is quite tedious in comparison to other MBA programs, it allows you a lot of opportunities to reveal more and different parts of yourself to the admissions officers.
What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? Success for me would be to have created incredible memories and relationships and have new opportunities that challenges and at the same time excites me.