A part-time NUS MBA student shares her experience in adjusting to student life.
“From tomorrow, Mama will be going to school too,” is that what I had told my puzzled 2 year old a few months ago. I showed her my backpack, she brought out hers, and we chuckled together…but at the back of my mind, I was nervous. I had not been in an academic setting in more than 8 years and the last time I had been a student things were much different– I had no filial responsibilities. This was not the first time I was getting out of my comfort zone, and I decided to give the best to and get the best out of the MBA experience. While prioritizing time and activities will be vital to success; enjoying the journey will be most important.
When I reflect on my undergraduate years; I think of the friendships, on-campus jobs, mentors, student clubs, research-conferences, and internships which enriched my learning outside the classroom. I yearned for a similar student life experience through the MBA. With more than 36,000 students spanning over 100 countries, 70+ student clubs and several world class research centres, NUS offers unparalleled diversity in campus culture and opportunities.
Here is a glimpse of student life during the first two months at the NUS MBA –