I’ve been studying on the MSc Management programme at Imperial for just over two months. In just a few weeks, I have enjoyed a crazy amount of fun activities with my new friends: a Business School quiz battle, a mock assessment centre with IBM recruiters, and a night partying at the Natural History Museum (which was just as amazing as it sounds!). We began our two week induction with a series of team building exercises, starting with a scavenger hunt around the campus. My team won Best Selfie with our Charlies Angel’s pose by the lions! Our induction also included really valuable workshops with industry experts. My favourite was the personal branding workshop with Joseph Liu. I learnt about how to use social media to create a consistent online brand that aligns with my career aspirations. 

Me, Emmanuel and Lauren at the Night at the Museum party (feat. Emmanuel’s mini-burger)

I wish I could tell you that its all been fun and games, but I’ve had many a late night analysing movements in the price of oil. But thanks to the high quality of teaching and online learning materials at Imperial, I’ve quickly been able to get my head round almost any formula. 

For me, one of the best aspects of the MSc Management is its flexible structure. In my first term, I’m working on my core modules e.g. International Marketing, Economics and Accounting. In the coming months, I’ll be able to tailor the programme to my own interests on the Digital Business pathway, studying intellectual property and digital strategy. Then, next summer, I’ll have the option to study abroad, complete a short internship, or even do a consulting project for a top firm! It was important to me as business undergraduate to enrol on a Masters that would build upon my previous studies, and provide me with the specialized skills required for a career in technology. Being at Imperial means that I’ve been able to take up extra-curriculars such as learning to code (through Code First:Girls), and volunteering as a President’s Ambassador touring new students…well, newer students 😉

Another great thing about studying here is the awesome friends I’ve made. I joined the Consulting Club at the Business School and I am able to practice case studies with my peers to prepare for interviews. I was actually pleasantly surprised by how supportive my cohort members are of one another. Before even starting our first term, we had created a Whatsapp group with over 150 Management students. We’ve since used it to assist each other with a range of #studentproblems, from sharing the location of a hard-to-find lecture theatre, to organising fun socials. 

Overall, my coursemates are some of the most motivated and intelligent people I’ve ever met. Everyone on our programme has their own unique cultural/academic background and skill set, which helps during our multiple group projects. 

I’m very much looking forward to the coming weeks, where I expect to meet even more incredible people and discover so much more about what Imperial has to offer.

Tennessee is studying our MSc Management programme.