FTMBA Student Ken Power has good things to say about his Smurfit experiences on-campus and around the world.
From my cosy life as a pharmacist, where actions are generally deemed right or wrong by legislation, I felt an explosion of excitement at the risk involved in pursuing either entrepreneurship or VC.
I remember saying to one of my classmates on the Tuesday of the second week “I can’t believe that I’ve only known you for eight days!”. Many of the MBA graduates I had spoken to before I started in August had told me about the close bonds formed with MBA classmates, but the speed at … Continue reading Whack-A-Mole
So we’re almost a month into the MBA year here at the Smurfit Business School. I can now see why the most common description from Smurfit alumni is “intense”! We’re straight into group work, assignments and classes. It feels a bit like running the wrong way up an escalator that speeds up as you near … Continue reading “What is this “work-life balance” you speak of?”
With exam stress a distant memory, the recovery of my social life underway and hints that a heatwave was coming to Ireland, to say I was happy the summer had arrived was an understatement. First year had been more enjoyable and rewarding than I had anticipated, however there was certainly a need for some well-deserved … Continue reading Celebrating Ireland’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women, 2018
As part of the Social Outreach Club a total of eight members from the Smurfit FT MBA recently spent two days on nearby Carysfort National School running the Bizworld programme. A form of Dragons Den crash course in entrepreneurship for Primary Schools. Having recently pitched our own business ideas at the conclusion of our Entrepreneurship … Continue reading Bizworld’s Dragons Den
In the blink of an eye, 8 months have passed. As we return from our International trip and begin to re-immerse ourselves into our regular routines of lectures and assignments, I realize that we are into our final lap of MBA. It is now time for me to reflect on how my life has changed in the … Continue reading Smurfit MBA- ON THE HORIZON
It has been five months into in the Smurfit MBA programme and the change couldn’t be any bigger. From the ‘tropical monsoon’ type climate in India to the cold, temperate oceanic climate in Ireland; from machines and client-first attitude in business to personal individual development, from learning to work in small core teams to open … Continue reading All Set for the Second Innings
Pictured L-R: Professor Pat Gibbons, UCD Smurfit, Hang Thu Vu, MBA Alumnus (Full Time MBA 2015-2016), Michael O’Dwyer, MBA Alumnus (Executive MBA 2013-2015), Orla Nugent, UCD Smurfit In keeping with the auspicious occasion of AMBA’s 50th anniversary, its 2017 Golden Awards, celebrating the great successes in MBA education over the preceding year, were held in … Continue reading Success for UCD Smurfit School Alumni at AMBA Excellence Awards
I find myself in week four of the second semester of my 1-year full-time MBA. The weeks just fly by and one week does not resemble the next. With three electives on top of my core modules, I run from one thing to the next: I jump on a video conference with our Yale counterparts … Continue reading The Clark’s Sandwich – a comforting constant in a hectic MBA week