So here I am, writing my first post about my opening month at Imperial College Business School.
I first walked inside Imperial holding an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering with a placement abroad, which gave me a pretty clear idea of my aims following the course. That is, sorry to say, no consulting for me, as I’d rather follow my passion for the automotive/mechanical industry. And, having already visited Rolls Royce in a field trip organized by the careers service, I can say that the program will definitely help me accomplish my targets.
In just one month, we have had the opportunity to participate in approximately 20 company presentations on campus, ranging from Shell to Boston Consulting Group. In other words, although it’s wrong to say that the MSc Management course guarantees you a job, I can honestly assure you that it does provide you with the thickest armour, the sharpest sword and the hardest shield to tackle the inevitable job-hunting battle. And, of course, the day-to-day odyssey that every entrepreneur has to go through in supporting his/her new business idea.
The description I’ve given so far might make you think that I’ve already covered a great part of my experience thus far at the Business School. If this is what you are thinking, then you are completely wrong. What about the real student experience? The thoughts in your mind every time you walk into the School? The spark that motivates you to wake up from bed, squeeze inside a packed rush-hour train, run through the rain (obviously without that umbrella you forgot at home), in order to avoid missing that first economics lecture at 9 am?
It is literally impossible to describe with words the vortex of emotions, ambitions, friendships, fears and weekend memories that I felt along these exciting 30 days. And this is why I am not going to describe those feelings. I will let you taste them in first person through this video, which I hope can describe better than any writer in this world what such an EXPERIENCE looks like.
I sincerely hope you will enjoy it.
After all, as Vincent Van Gogh left written in a letter, “Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives, and we obey them without realizing it”.
Vittorio is studying our MSc Management programme.