Prakhar Jain
Summer school student

Experience

Tell us what your greatest academic, professional or personal awards/achievements have been.

  • President (Student Council) at Delhi Public School.
  • Honored as Mr. Perfect at Delhi Public School.
  • Certificate of Merit for outstanding academic performance and for being among the top 0.1% of successful candidates in Economics at All India Level Class XII from Central Board of Secondary Education.
  • Scholar Badge and Certificate of Merit for class X, XI, XII.
  • Bronze Medal in 9th SOF International Mathematics Olympiad.

Why did you decide to study your Summer School programme and why specifically did you choose to study with Imperial College Business School?

I was searching for a programme in Entrepreneurship to learn early business concepts and principles. Imperial College Business School provided the programme that I was looking for. I choose Imperial because I didn’t want to loose the opportunity to study at such a prestigious and one of the best colleges in the world.

Programme

What makes your Summer School unique?

Summer School was unique in each and every sense. First of all, the College itself is much reputed and recognised worldwide. Secondly, getting a chance to study from highly experienced teachers who have deep knowledge of the subject. Thirdly, got an opportunity to study with students from different culture and background.

What aspects of the course did you most enjoy?

Guest lectures was the most enjoyable aspect of the programme as we were able to learn from the experts in that particular field. Moreover, the whole design of the module was very intensive and we had City Roundabout in the afternoon which was very delightful.

What was the most challenging part of the course?

Challenging but the most rewarding part of the course was the Business Pitch. All the members in the group had different thoughts and ideas to the same situation. But by working together in teams, we learnt to reach to a particular solution in different styles.

People

Imperial places a large emphasis on group work, what inspires you the most about working in this type of environment?

The most inspirational part was to work in a group of people from various countries with different mind-set. It not only helps to gain team spirit, but also strengthens communication and listening skills. This definitely helps to work with people in the real world.

How would you describe your Summer School class?

The class was a hub of learning, full of real life examples which helped me to understand better and relate with daily life. It provided a world class learning experience with a very intensive and entertaining programme.

What parts of the social programme did you most enjoy?

A day trip to Cambridge was really nice as I got an overview about the working of Cambridge University and learned about its history. Other than this, the Boat Party organized by Summer School Team was worth attending as I got a chance to interact with the students from other courses as well.

Opportunities

What has been the greatest opportunity during your summer at Imperial that you don’t think you would get anywhere else?

The greatest opportunity was to learn from highly experienced faculty, guest lectures by leading professionals and entrepreneurs and building on network with students from different background. Moreover, the hospitality shown by Imperial College Business School was remarkable.

What are your future career goals and how do you think your time at Imperial will help/has helped?

My future career goals include Masters in Management, hopefully at Imperial College Business School and further starting my own business. Through this programme, I have become more confident to go ahead with my future plans.

Location

Whereabouts did you stay in London and why did you choose to stay there?

I stayed at Wilson House, which is an Imperial College London’s accommodation. I choose this because the rooms were quite big with kitchens and not too far from Imperial College.

What can a weekend in London look like for a Summer School student?

A weekend in London is full of enthusiasm and energy. There’s so much to explore, plenty of shows and events, various streets full of beautiful people, experiencing history and architecture.

In your opinion, tell us about the most exciting thing you’ve done in London.

I went for Silent disco at the Shard which was one of the best experience and the StarFlyer ride which is next to London Eye was amazing at night.

Tips

What advice would you give someone who was thinking about applying for the Summer School?

It is once in a lifetime experience. The knowledge you get; the network you build is definitely worth it. I would recommend you to choose the programme most suitable to you and go for it.

Share with us a handy hint or trick that made settling into Summer School that much easier!

From the very first day pay attention to what is going on and keep yourself updated with it. Interact with as many people as you can, don’t wait for others to talk as they are in the same boat as you are, and never miss any opportunity.

Role
Entrepreneurial Smart Camp 2018
Nationality
India
University and subject studying :

BCom (Hons.), University of Delhi