By Sasha Sabharwal (MiM)
Hi there, my name is Sasha, and I am a current student of the Masters in Management Programme at LBS. As my first term draws to a close, join me as I reflect on my journey so far.
Well, where do I begin? It has been such a whirlwind, to say the least!
First things first, academics:
Over the course of the term, I have studied eight modules, gaining an excellent insight into various business disciplines such as finance, strategy, and marketing. One may initially think that transitioning into these subjects from a non-business background is fairly daunting, however having studied Pharmacy prior to joining LBS, I can assure you that this is far from the truth!
LBS cultivates a remarkable learning experience. Learning from first-class faculty combined with the unique classroom culture that promotes experimental learning, allows a safe environment to learn. Completing group projects and individual assignments has enabled me to consolidate my knowledge and beyond that, given me the confidence to apply my learnings into real-life practice.
Exceptional, diverse student body:
The diversity of the MiM student body is extraordinary. With 274 students from 48 different nationalities and various different academic backgrounds, it is truly an enriching experience seeing everyone’s unique perspectives come together, to create synergies when solving a challenge.
I also realise how lucky I am to be surrounded by such talented students, each with their own expertise and inspiring story. I have also been pleasantly surprised how respectful, collaborative, and friendly each member of the cohort is.
Unparalleled career support:
From virtual career evenings to CV workshops to skill-building sessions, the career support is endless! They have helped me to be much better prepared for the fall recruitment process, enabling me to master my CV and cover letters, as well as teaching me key interview tips and tricks. Having connected with students at other universities, I realise that the expertise and support provided by the careers team is unparalleled and has prepared me in a way I would never be able to do myself.
Outside the classroom:
Beyond the walls of the classroom, there are several clubs to get involved with which allow you to pursue your extracurricular interests while growing your network across the exceptional LBS community. With over 70 different clubs, there’s definitely something for everyone! I am an active member of the Women in Business Club and the Retail & Luxury Goods Club, and have been appointed as the Communications & Marketing Officer for the latter. Taking up a role within the Executive Committee has allowed me to strengthen fundamental core personal skills such as leadership and organisational skills.
Being a Student Ambassador of the MiM programme has been an incredibly rewarding part of my journey this term. So far, I have been able to share my experiences on a live panel, specifically talking about my move from a non-business major into business, but also I have connected with several prospective students during their application journey. While the LBS website is full of information, I believe there’s no better way to gain an insight into the programme than talking to our Student Ambassadors. So whether you want to learn about the programme, LBS life or even what it’s like living in London, contact a Student Ambassador today!
I feel so humbled and grateful to end my first term with a solid foundation of knowledge, a strengthened personal and professional skill-set and friendships that I hope will last throughout my career. I am looking forward to the next phase of my journey, to learn about several new business disciplines and also put this theory into practice during the LondonLab and Global Immersion Field Trip experiences.