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Why An American Chose Oxford’s Saïd Business School

January 9, 2013 by

“I discovered Oxford had many alluring traits, including a condensed one-year full-time program, a population in which 95 percent are international students, the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and forums, not to mention some awesome old-school traditions.”

Those are the words of UC-San Diego graduate Nupur Sharma, who is writing a Businessweek column about her time at Oxford. An excerpt from her latest column:

“In the last 10 days alone, I saw Larry Brilliant (former director of Google’s philanthropic arm and senior advisor to Jeff Skoll) speak, had dinner (and martinis) with Cindy Gallop (advertising consultant/guru), chatted with the executive vice president for the Clinton Global Health Access Initiative, spent an entire weekend at the Emerge Social Entrepreneurship Conference, and attended an event by TEDx, an organization that allows people to share their ideas and get and give feedback.”

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