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Mother’s Little Helper

Posted by: Will

As soon as you get comfortable meeting everyone at school and getting into the swing of things, the heavy workload slaps you in the face a little bit. It reminded me that this is work, a lot of work, and most of it is pretty difficult too. This of course arrives at the twilight of our honeymoon.

The honeymoon of business school is loaded with drinks, new faces, optimism, and a willingness to do everything, because you pretty much can do everything. This, I believe, is the root of the much talked about “fear of missing out.” I promise, you will miss out. Money runs out, time runs out, motivation runs out, and you might even run out too when the cases begin to pile up.

An MBA at LBS isn’t just about learning strategy, finance, marketing and operations. It’s about learning how to say “no” and feeling completely comfortable with it. A prerequisite for the course, in my opinion, is to understand yourself and what you enjoy. It’s incredibly important to get your fill, regardless of what it is, and make sure it’s outside of campus. For me, it’s skateboarding and basketball. They keep me sane as long as I don’t break my ankles trying to do so.

Personal development is inevitable going through the LBS course. It’s important to remember during the stress that it is all part of the bigger education, whether you’re graded or not.

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Start me up!

Posted by: Will
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Once the Facebook group started, the collective panic set in. Everyone seemed so worried. Which bank is best? How will I get a Giffgaff SIM card? How will I ever find a flat? Relax, it’s really not that difficult.

Coming to LBS, coming to London, is not nearly as stressful as it may seem from a distance. Getting a bank account is simple with a letter from the school. Getting a phone set up is a piece of cake. Finding a flat… well that does takes some patience, but it’s much easier after finding housemates first.

LBS is incredibly welcoming and the school massages you into the thick of things quite slowly. All of your questions will be answered as soon as you arrive, so as long as you get through Heathrow with a legitimate visa, there is no need to worry.

My first few weeks were filled with plenty of alcohol infused “social events” and felt much like a holiday. In fact, it was almost annoyingly slow-paced. But then it all changed and now my mouth waters thinking about all that free time I used to spend hanging around the Marylebone pubs.

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