By Lucy Palin, MiF Admissions Manager
Part of my role at London Business School is to manage the Student Ambassador programme. I love the opportunity it gives me to really get to know students from all finance backgrounds and to work with them to promote LBS and more specifically the Masters in Finance (MiF). Ambassadors are key contributors to the awareness of such a unique and diverse programme.
The Student Ambassadors are current students on the MiF programme and so are a fantastic resource for you to find out more about the MiF experience. Students are able to tailor the MiF to suit their career goals and by reaching out to an Ambassador with similar career goals, you can start to plan your journey from an early stage. For example, those of you who are potentially targeting Investing roles post-graduation should think about pursuing the extremely popular ‘Value Investing’ elective.
They are also highly active on campus with many of them taking on Executive Committee positions within student clubs; from the PE/VC Club through to Black in Business. So you can ask them about all walks of LBS life! The more research you do prior to studying at LBS the more you will be able to make the most of opportunities available to you on the MiF from electives through to clubs and networking opportunities.
I encourage everyone to reach out to at least one Student Ambassador when applying to the MiF. Not only will this give you a better understanding of the programme but it also demonstrates to us, the MiF Admissions Team, that you are proactive and well researched. If you need any more encouragement to speak with an Ambassador, they have also all been through our admissions process, they can inform you as to what to expect and hopefully give you some useful tips on how to submit your strongest application. They have been interviewed by one of our alumni and can share their own admission experience.
I can wholeheartedly say that working with our Student Ambassadors is a highlight of what I do at LBS. Getting to know, and work with so many bright minds from all over the world is a privilege and it never ends there. I continue to work with our alumni daily and have some lifelong friends with previous ambassadors.