Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Warwick
What work experience/internships did you have before beginning with Imperial College Business School?
Before beginning my studies at Imperial College Business School, I had experience in the diplomatic, energy, and entertainment industries in both analytical and creative roles. Most recently, I became an Analyst in Universal Pictures International’s distribution strategy team, a role that I am continuing part-time during my Master’s.
Why did you decide to study an MSc Management at Imperial College Business School?
I decided to undertake Imperial’s MSc Management as I wanted to solidify my learnings from my work experiences and bridge some gaps in my managerial knowledge to advance in my career. Moreover, as Imperial’s student body is made up of a diverse and passionate group of people, I also saw this Master’s as a great opportunity to expand my network.
Did you receive a scholarship?
Yes, I was a recipient of an Imperial Business School Scholarship, which helped me finance my programme.
What aspects of the programme do you most enjoy the most?
The two aspects I enjoy the most are the applied and practical way in which content is taught in each module, and the possibility of choosing a preferred field of specialism based on my interests.
Which has been your favourite module so far and why?
Strategic Management taught by Dr Elena Dalpiaz has been my favourite module so far thanks to the interactive and applied nature of the lectures and the extremely insightful guest speakers, which allowed me to immediately put theory into practice.
What has been the most rewarding part of the programme?
Group work has probably been the most rewarding and challenging part of the programme, providing a lot of learning and development opportunities as well as the possibility to meet new people as teams are randomly assigned.
What has been the most challenging part of the programme?
Due to COVID-19, many people, myself included, studied remotely, which, while on the one hand allowed us to enjoy the flexibility of studying online, made it more challenging to meet and socialise with other students.
How have you found the multi-mode teaching delivery?
Multi-mode teaching was well organised and effective in its delivery. I felt it was always easy to interact with the lecturer and fellow classmates during online lectures.
How would you describe your cohort at Imperial?
Diverse. People from every nationality with different educational and experiential backgrounds.
What has been the greatest opportunity you have had at Imperial?
The greatest opportunity was to expand my network, not only by getting to know my cohort, but also by connecting with alumni and guest speakers after talks and lectures.
Which workshops, events or guest lectures at the school have been useful in developing your skills and knowledge?
The best workshop I attended was the one with David Ohrvall from MBACASE that, in a very engaging and captivating way, gave useful tips and concrete examples on how to navigate interview case studies for aspiring consultants.
How have you benefited from the Business School’s connection to the Imperial College London community?
The Business School’s Careers service and alumni network have both benefitted me greatly.
What are your future career goals and how have they been realised since being at Imperial?
Imperial so far has provided me with the managerial knowledge necessary to strive for both my short-term and long-term career goals. In the short-term, I want to implement the practical knowledge that I’ve gained from MSc Management in my current role and potential future strategy-related openings. In the long-term, I aspire to start my own business in sustainability related projects and products.
How did the services from Careers help you in your professional development?
The Careers service was very insightful in providing guidance for clarifying career objectives and writing my CV and cover letters.
When you’re not studying, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not studying or working at my part-time job, I enjoy socialising with friends, meeting new people and working on side projects.
What advice would you give someone who is thinking about applying for the programme?
One of the most helpful things in deciding whether to join Imperial was talking to past students through the ‘chat to our students tool’ on the MSc Management page of the Imperial website. Everyone I spoke to was extremely friendly and helpful in answering all my questions and removing any doubt or concern I might have had. I would definitely recommend reaching out!