International Coffee Chats: What Are They?

by Paige Morgan, Recruitment Coordinator, Early Careers

As the recruitment cycle for our Early Careers programmes is about to begin, you will see a variety of events on the website that will be available to you to support you throughout the application process. One event which happens regularly across the globe are international coffee chats. These are a great opportunity to discuss your profile one to one with a member of the recruitment team.

Before attending a coffee chat there will be a few things that we would ask you to do. First of all, we would ask you to sign up through the website and send your CV into us so we are able to determine whether you would be suitable for the Early Careers programmes. Once we have confirmed that you would be a good fit at London Business School, we will send you a link detailing all of the coffee chats slots that are available within the specific region, for you to choose a slot that suits your timings best. You will then be provided with all the relevant information, including the location details closer to the time by the member of staff carrying out the coffee chats.

During the coffee chat, you will be asked a number of questions including your motivations to study the programme, any career goals you have, as well as possibly delving a little deeper into your work experience/internships and offering advice on preparation for the GMAT/GRE exams. The coffee chat is also a really good time to ask any questions you may have regarding the programme; any question big or small is welcome! Please have a think before coming to the coffee chat about any questions that you would like answered so we can help you to create the strongest application possible. Each coffee chat will last somewhere between 20-30 minutes.

Quite often these coffee chats are in a public place such as a coffee shop, so please don’t worry about this event in advance; it is not an interview, it is simply a chance for us both to understand a bit more about each other!

All upcoming coffee chat locations and dates are now on the website so feel free to begin signing up to these.

See you in a city near you soon!

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