By Elizabeth Taiwo, Recruitment and Admissions Officer – Early Career Programmes
Whilst every student is a representative of the School and you’re more than welcome to get in contact with them, we have a core team of carefully selected student ambassadors currently studying across our portfolio of Early Career Programmes (MiM, Global MiM, MAM and MFA).
As a team of 47 students, representing 24 nationalities and coming from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, our student ambassadors are a true reflection of our diverse community.
Already two months into their studies, they are perfectly positioned to advise you on the student experience here at LBS, whilst still remembering exactly how they felt when they were in your shoes: submitting applications for business schools, tackling the world of standardised tests and perhaps looking for some guidance during this journey.
Being able to interact with current students is an invaluable resource: not only does it give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of the LBS community and your programme of interest, but you can then use these takeaways to strengthen your application essays. One of the areas that the Admissions Committee will assess when reviewing your application is the level of research you have undertaken and how informed you are, so having meaningful conversations with our ambassadors is an excellent place to start.
However, we know that deciding whether this is the right place for you is an ongoing process that does not stop with choosing to apply to LBS. This is something that needs to be considered if you are invited for interview and made an offer. It is important to know who we are as a community and assess whether you can see yourself as a student or future alumnus. To do so, you can speak to our ambassadors at any stage of your decision-making process.
So, here are just a few ways in which you can engage with our student ambassadors:
- Join us for a Student Perspective: centred on the student experience, you will be able to talk to a group of ambassadors and ask questions around their application experience, why they chose LBS and even discuss post-programme career goals
- Email/LinkedIn: our ambassadors are more than happy to connect with you outside of events (and LinkedIn is a great way to expand your network)
- Blog posts: the ambassadors will write about their experiences on the programme throughout the year and you can reach out to them if you have any follow-up questions
- Coffee chats: let them know if you want to sit down for an informal, one-to-one conversation
Our ambassadors are keen to support you and share their experiences – explore their profiles to get started!
You can also look at profiles for seven of our MiM and MAM Class of 2020 students who are currently doing the optional fourth term. Feel free to reach out to them if you have any questions about choosing the fourth term or to hear about their experience completing the core 12-month programme.