So it’s early February and we’re approaching the end of our “core 3” set of courses. Rather than discuss my background, aims and what I’ve been doing since the course started (which you can view on my FT.com blog: http://blogs.ft.com/mba-blog/author/michaelwieder/).
Instead, I’d like to give you an overview of what I’ve learned so far during my time in SW7.
Firstly, take the time to get to know your peers and students on other courses at the school. Getting to know my cohort has been one of the highlights of the MBA so far. It’s amazing to understand the experiences and views of people from completely different backgrounds as well as seeing what we all have in common. I recent highlight for me was when a bunch of us watched the Super bowl at a sports bar.
Secondly, take advantage of the wider university environment. Imperial is a world class university and there’s no reason why business school students can’t mix with the students from other departments. For me, the Imperial Entrepreneurs who seem to have a constant stream of amazing guest speakers and Create Lab’s SW7 events (bringing together people from the school, the wider university and the RCA).
Finally, consider what you can be doing outside of lectures to improve yourself and help you to meet your post MBA goals. This could be running / joining societies, organising activities for the cohort or going to events outside of the university (after all, there’s a lot of stuff to do in London).