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Around half of Insead MBA graduates end up working in consulting each year. Darren invites Massine Bouzerar, Insead MBA '19J, to share how he landed a job with Bain & Company AND made the most of his ten months at Insead's Fontainebleau campus.


  • Massine’s overview of management consulting recruiting at Insead (4:35)
  • Differentiating yourself from thousands of other MBA students applying to consulting firms (7:55)
  • How Massine's career plans evolved at Insead (10:30)
  • Work visas in Europe for non-Europeans (12:35)
  • How Massine explored consulting offices worldwide (14:46)
  • What helped Massine prepare for recruiting in management consulting (18:00)
  • The culture of recruiting at Insead (20:55)
  • Student clubs and recruiting (24:10)
  • Recruiting for non-consulting jobs (26:00)
  • Dealing with FOMO in a 1-year program (29:20)
  • Making connections at Insead (31:40)
  • Academics at Insead (32:55)
  • Massine's takeaways from his MBA experience (40:23)
  • Outsead, Insead's LGBTQ+ student club (44:20)
  • Dating at Insead (47:56)
  • Massine's final thoughts (51:00)

About Massine

Massine Bouzerar worked as a product manager and e-commerce strategist in Canada before attending the Insead MBA. Massine served as President of Outsead, Insead's LGBT+ student club, and as the academic representative for his section. He currently is an Associate for Bain & Company in Brussels.

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