Fejiro Amam, MSc Management 2021-22, student at Imperial College Business School

Programme: MSc Management

Nationality: Nigerian

Pronouns: He/Him

Education: BSc Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University

Company and role secured after programme: Associate Consultant, Bain

About you 

What work experience/internships did you have before beginning with Imperial College Business School? 

Prior to commencing my Master’s, I recently served as Vice President at Loughborough Students' Union, providing strategic oversight in key areas and project managing the delivery of several key programs and initiatives. Additionally, during my undergraduate degree, I worked within the Product Engineering Team at Jaguar Land Rover as a vehicle integration engineer, supporting the wider team in car testing and delivery. 

Why did you decide to study MSc Management at Imperial College Business School?  

I wanted to become a more well-rounded leader and gain the skills to effectively manage complex challenges. I was also attracted to the extremely diverse and intellectually stimulating environment that the students and faculty at Imperial provide and the opportunity to build a highly valuable network. 

Did you receive a scholarship?  

I received the Africa Regional Scholarship which helped make the programme much more affordable and accessible for me. For future scholarship applicants, I would encourage passion and enthusiasm in your original applications as most scholarships do not require additional material. You should paint a clear picture of why you are so keen to join Imperial and what impact you think the programme will have on your future career. 

Programme 

Which has been your favourite module so far and why? 

Marketing Decisions has probably been my favourite module so far. Partly because of the practical and interactive way it is taught but also the focus of the topic is on understanding the customer and creating superior value. 

What has been the most rewarding part of the programme? 

It has been extremely rewarding to join the amazing and diverse community at the Business School. People come from all over the world with a wide variety of personal and academic backgrounds yet somehow merge into a tight and exciting community. 

What has been the most challenging part of the programme?   

Many students are focused on obtaining a job after they complete their Master’s and it can sometimes be difficult to balance the required preparation and attention with the workload of the degree. 

People 

How would you describe your cohort at Imperial?  

Extremely diverse and wonderful to be with. Members of my cohort come from countries all over the world and have had a wide variety of experiences but somehow all are similarly friendly, open and fun to be with. 

Did you have a favourite professor/lecturer and why? 

My favourite lecturer is Dr Esther Canonico who teaches Organisational Behaviour. Esther’s passion and interest in her subject area is clear and it permeates through the lectures she delivers. She is very conscious about allowing students to find their way to understanding concepts and discussing important theories and is also very clear about the practical applications of the things we are learning. 

Opportunities 

Which workshops, events or guest lectures at the school have been useful in developing your skills and knowledge?  

We had several talks as part of my strategic management module but none more impactful than a talk by a senior partner at McKinsey who spoke about key insights from his career in management consulting. A lesson that stood out to me was the importance of not only seeing a trend in an industry but also being able to act ahead of it to create greater business value than any other company. 

What clubs, societies or other activities have you been involved in at Imperial?  

I have tried to be very involved in the student leadership community starting as the Chair of my programme, before being appointed as the President of the Dean’s Advisory Student Council (DSAC). I’ve also joined the University Fencing Club, Consulting Club and Technology, Media and Telecommunications Career Club. 

Have you had opportunities to work/socialise with students across programmes within the Business School?  

I have been privileged through my work in DSAC to meet and network with the Student-Staff Committee (SSC) chairs from all the programmes in the Business School. I’ve also actively connected with people through events and activities organised by different clubs as well as the central Business School 

How have you benefited from the Business School’s connection to the Imperial College London community?  

What’s wonderful about the diversity of programmes offered at Imperial College London is the access to different types of people and ways of thinking which makes the university experience much richer. 

Career 

What are your future career goals?  

In the immediate future I’m really excited to work in consulting, however in long term I’d love to work in a technology company or in the technology industry. 

Have you received any job offers since commencing your programme?  

I have accepted a position to start as an Associate Consultant at Bain. I will support consulting projects with clients doing due diligence, analysis, presentations and interviews among other things. 

How did the services from Careers help you secure employment/in your professional development? 

Careers was extremely helpful at every step of my recruitment journey. They advised me at the initial stages where I was looking for companies to apply for and industries that would interest me.  They provided training and access to workshops that improved my ability to apply to companies and held several mock interviews for me that allowed me to secure a job. 

London Location 

When you’re not studying, what do you enjoy doing?  

I do a variety of things. I will usually have work to do as part of the DSAC or SSC and I also I like to fence in my free time. When I’m not working at all, I also really enjoy just watching movies, hanging out with friends, reading and exploring London. 

If you had to move to London for the programme, where did you decide to live?  

I did have to move to London, and I’ve loved every minute of it. It is a wonderful, diverse and beautiful city. I currently live in Notting Hill, not far from Ladbroke Grove, which makes for travel easy to campus. If you’re looking for houses in London I’d encourage you to start early as some of them can go quite quickly. You should set a budget and a distance from the university that you’re willing to live at.  

Tips 

What advice would you give someone who is thinking about applying for the programme?  

Imperial is a great place to be and if you are applying here, you probably think that as well, so make sure your enthusiasm and passion for the cause shines through. You also want to make it very clear how you feel the programme is going to benefit you and allow you to achieve your future career goals. 

Programme: MSc Management

Nationality: Nigerian

Pronouns: He/Him

Education: BSc Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University

Company and role secured after programme: Associate Consultant, Bain

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