On Wednesday 16th October, we partnered with five of Europe’s leading business schools for our inaugural Master Your Future event, where we welcomed 70+ of our brightest members interested in further study to discover how a Masters degree can rapidly accelerate your career progression and help you build an unrivalled professional network.
To kick-off the day, we heard from the Director of the Masters in Management, Global Masters in Management and Masters in Analytics and Management programmes, Nalisha Patel. During her talk, Nalisha explained to members how a postgraduate course helps move you away from fact-based and receptive learning typically seen in undergraduate courses, whilst also helping you apply your knowledge to complex business problems.
“Many of you will come here thinking that you know exactly what you want to do and how to get there. For some of you this plan may work, but most of you will probably see that life doesn’t go in a straight line, and that’s ok… Success doesn’t come from avoiding the unexpected – it comes from embracing It.” – Nalisha Patel
Next up was a skills session from the brilliant Careers Centre at London Business School, during which members received valuable and practical advice for optimising their LinkedIn profile to attract the right people in support of their professional goals. The session gave members a taste of the fantastic career support available to students at London Business Schools throughout their Masters degree.
We then moved into open networking, where members had the chance to meet representatives from all five of our partner schools: London Business School, Cass Business School, Henley Business School, Hult International Business School and Imperial College Business School. Forming connections with the Admissions Teams at these schools is a key way to demonstrate interest and boost your application.
Later on in the afternoon, members sat in on a panel session with recent alumni from each of our partner business schools. Each alum told us about how their time at their respective business schools had helped them launch their career and secure their current role, in addition to the endless opportunities to learn new skills and broaden your mind both while studying for a Masters and as a part of their alumni community.