It’s common knowledge to anyone in the Hult community that we learn by doing. It’s through experience—trying, failing, and going again—that we truly grow. Fitting, then, that to celebrate Hult turning 20, we’re rolling back the years to some of our students and staff’s 20th birthdays, and asking:

What’s the one piece of advice you’d give to your 20-year-old self?


Yu Hun (Stephanie) Tan, Global One-Year MBA, London campus

“Never compare your journey to others. Everyone is on their own little journey of life and our paths will look completely different. Some might reach their peak faster, and some might take a little longer—that’s fine. 
So, at the end of the day, everyone is just riding the waves of life at their own pace. Don’t worry and don’t rush—you’ll get to where you want to be at the right place—and at the right time.

Alice Asare Konado, Master’s in International Marketing, San Francisco campus

“If I met my 20-year-old self, I’d tell her a lot of things, starting with: stop being a people pleaser. It’s not good for your mental health when you put others’ needs before yours. Set boundaries, take pride in who you are, and don’t shy away from it!

Lastly, plan, plan, and keep planning; it keeps you organized. Set goals, figure out how to achieve them, and take the steps. Remember, girl! I love you and you are amazing and guess what—in three years you’ll be In San Francisco at Hult. Crazy, right?”

Puru Mukkundi, Executive MBA, Dubai campus

“The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams; are passionate about taking on new challenges; are courageous enough to pursue them; and are flexible enough to learn and adapt to change.

Graduation is an exciting moment—it signifies the end of warm memories and the beginning of the next beautiful phase of life, with bigger challenges and new commitments to face.”


Frances Medina, Student Services Manager, Dubai campus

“Take charge of your life. Be responsible for your decisions. You’ll experience the highs and lows—this roller coaster ride should be one without regrets.
What will I always remember about Hult? As often as you will hear it, getting to integrate into the most culturally diverse community with a growth mindset is the best thing about Hult. I get to work with a team that complements each other’s skills. Our relationships are categorized by care and a willingness to learn from each other. This dynamic extends all the way to our students. We have a connection that lasts.”


Mar Riera, Director of Enrollment, London campus

“After reaching goals, you’ll often look back and realize they were not as difficult to achieve as you thought they would be. Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t self-sabotage. Try. If you don’t try, you won’t win. Be consistent. And remember, you will live many lives. Make them happen and enjoy them all!
My favorite thing about the culture at Hult is the constant belief in possibility and the entrepreneurial mindset. Many opportunities are out there, within your reach. Passion, consistency, and effort make things happen. This belief stretches you and helps you achieve more than you would have expected. You learn, grow, and have more fun because of it!”

Maxted Neal, Professor of Practice in Psychology and Management, London Undergraduate campus

“Say yes more often, worry less about what others think, and learn to love the process!
What do I truly love about Hult? I love the flexibility, the opportunity to move fast, and the ability to make an impact on the lives of people. I love watching students (and staff!) grow, develop, and find their place in the world. Nowhere have I been able to do that more than at Hult. We have a genuinely unique environment here—from the level of international diversity to the real commitment to making higher education better—and I truly love that.
As you can see, outstanding insights come from all corners of our campuses. But it isn’t just our postgrad and faculty with wisdom to impart. Check out our YouTube channel for contributions from our Bachelor of Business Administration cohort. Here’s a taste to get you started:

Don’t be afraid! Don’t be afraid to change. Don’t be afraid to try new things. Don’t be afraid to look stupid.”—Nikol Firdzhanova, Bachelor of Business Administration, London campus