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Mariana Possari Goncalves | Global MBA | Strategy & Digital Leadership major | Singapore

Previous studies:
Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality Management, École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

Spoken languages:
English, Portuguese, French, Danish, Spanish


Hello there, and a very warm welcome to ESSEC!

If you have reached this page, it means you’ve started taking the first steps towards a B-school degree, and also that you are aware of how big a decision this can be. But don’t worry: this just makes the process that much more rewarding.

I grew up in a small town in Brazil, but had incredible opportunities to study and work around the globe. Between living in Thailand and Denmark, studying in Switzerland, and doing internships in China and the Maldives before finally starting work in Singapore in 2014, I’ve experienced the culture of more places than I could have ever dreamt of. Each experience showed me a little bit more how important it is to be able to adapt in different environments and to be comfortable with change – all things I am now improving at and mastering at ESSEC.

After 6 years in the Hospitality industry, rotating in different areas of the Rooms Division, I decided an MBA would be what it takes to get me to the next level in my career. The global and innovative mindset, multicultural class environments, focus on relevant issues and leadership practices, as well as real-life experiences are just some of the factors that drew me to ESSEC in the first place.

If you share these values and would like to hear more about the school or the path that led me to choosing the Global MBA in Strategy & Digital Leadership, just send me a message! I’m looking forward to hearing your story and hopefully offering some help in making your decision.

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