Be Kind, Rewind—Staff and Students Chat to Their 20-Year Old Selves
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
Mar Riera, Director of Enrollment, London campus
Maxted Neal, Professor of Practice in Psychology and Management, London Undergraduate campus
“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