"Opportunity I was waiting for to apply the knowledge I had gathered both in Lisbon and Boston, in a controlled but real life environment.
Having the opportunity to invest my summer in the Brazilian International Lab was a tremendous and transformational experience. By then, I had been through 3 terms plus the MIT Immersion. The International Lab was the opportunity I was waiting for to apply the knowledge I had gathered both in Lisbon and Boston, in a controlled but real life environment.
I chose to do a project for Maksen Consulting (São Paulo) about the Missing link between Customer Service and competitiveness in Brazil. There were four main aspects that contributed to make this experience be very valuable to my personal development:
1) The opportunity to work in a real consulting project for the first time;
2) The opportunity to work with a different reality and in a new country, so relevant in the global economy such as Brazil;
3) The fact that this project was related with the main industries, rather than being industry specific; and
4) having the opportunity to work with Brazilian students and project mentor from Insper, São Paulo.
All these reasons made the International Lab a huge milestone in my MBA Program. It was a tremendous learning experience at all levels, and very helpful in clarifying what I intend to do after finishing the program.