Zois Thierry
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management 2015

Studying MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management

Why did you choose to study MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management and why specifically at Imperial College Business School?

I decided to apply for Imperial College Business School for various reason. First it is a prestigious name. Secondly my father is an alumnus of the College. And third the programme really appealed to what I was looking for from an entrepreneurial perspective.

What was the most important thing you took with you from the Business School?

Connections with like-minded people.

What advice would you give to a prospective student considering studying the same programme as you?

Be open-minded, generous and enthusiastic. The programme is just as much about the people you meet as the content that you will study. Try to create and maintain as many relationships as possible.

What was the most surprising thing about the programme?

My peers in the classroom. Everyone was from a diverse and international background. The quality and the like-mindedness of my cohort was impressive.

How do you view your experience of studying at Imperial since you left?

Best year of my life.

How did you find living in London?

I believe it is important for a young person nowadays to have witnessed the dynamic life that the city has to offer.

How has the programme changed you?

Being more open-minded and not to judge people and to give everyone a chance.

Career & professional development

How has the Business School helped develop your career? 

I believe most jobs nowadays require a MSc degree. Needless to say, Imperial College Business School definitely helped and aided my job hunting.

What did you take away from your learning experience that has been most applicable to your current role?

Networking!

What is your current role like?

There is no average day for me. Every day is different and is guided by own willingness.

What do you enjoy most about your current work and what are the main challenges that you face?

Being an ‘intrapreneur’ and hands on, not sitting at a desk every day, being interactive and building out my network. The biggest challenge is being on top of your game as you are juggling so many balls. Its important to be organised and efficient.

What is your proudest achievement in the job so far?

I developed and am currently implementing the marketing strategy for the fund, with a goal to become a thought-leader in that space.

The alumni network

What value do you get out of your connections with the Business School and your fellow alumni?

It’s all about the network – my cohort provide a wealth of advice and expertise, as well as fun!

Have you volunteered at the Business School since you graduated? If so, why do you feel it’s important to volunteer your time and experience?

I did as a member of the jury for start-ups when I was still at Seedrs. I would like to do more and am happy to get involved when possible. It is important to give as you cannot only receive in life.

Role
MSc Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Management 2015
Nationality
Luxembourg
Undergraduate education :

BSc Economics, University of Luxembourg

Job prior to Imperial College Business School :

Founder, Fitpaal

Job after studying at Imperial College Business School :

International Operations, Deliveroo and Senior Bisiness Developer, Seedrs for the Benelux