It seems that despite all the fun videos of INSEAD students on YouTube, the mood is getting a bit more sombre in our online discussion forums. The global economy isn’t doing well, and a couple of incoming students have asked our seniors how their job search is coming along.
The advice we’re given is to take our own initiative earlier on and network to boost our chances of finding a job. There are still opportunities out there, and many in the graduating class have found jobs. (No absolute numbers or percentages were given)
Another incoming student asked if the credit crunch is affecting our chances of getting finance internships, and one of our seniors replied, of course, duh. Also, don’t assume that whatever happened to our seniors must also happen to us - both positively or negatively. Things are changing fast, and to quote that great philosopher Gump, “you never know what you gonna get”.