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Life After Class

Posted by: allison_s

The midterm chaos is over, stats assignments are submitted, most applications are pending….What now? Life at London Business School as a MiM student doesn’t stop there….

MiMs have been quick to make their mark at LBS, becoming club officers, running for Student Association Reps, competing in business case competitions and even spearheading their own initiatives. MiM students have co-founded new clubs such as the Photography Club, arranged for inspiring and unique speakers such as Gene Simmons and taken part in social initiatives such as the Volunteers Club Toy Drive. The energy and determination of the MiM 2012 class is truly inspiring.

One of the initiatives I am currently enjoying is taking part in the Impact Consulting student group. The group is committed to making a positive social impact by providing consulting services to organizations with high economic and social development potential. Projects are comprised of student volunteers, across all LBS programs, that are interested in making a valuable contribution, developing their consulting skills and learning about the social sector. I’m working with a group of 5 students, from the MiM and MBA programs, on a Marketing Project in South Africa. It really holds true, that learning and skill development continues far beyond the classroom here at LBS. It’s also been a test of my ability to juggle and balance multiple responsibilities at once. The first few months we were bombarded with opportunities and quickly we’ve had to prioritize where we want to focus our efforts. It was a hard process, and I often wished to be many places at once, but I’m very happy with the initiatives I’ve chosen…to be fair, you really can’t go wrong.

So what about life outside of LBS? Yes. This does happen…occasionally.

A typical weekend could involve touring TATE Modern free of charge, exploring the delicious food stalls of Borough Market, scoring cheap last minute tickets to Jersey Boys, catching Yann Tiersen in concert at the Roundhouse Theatre or a night out with fellow MiMs arranged by our MiM Social Reps. I could go on since every night in London has been completely different.

With that said, I need to get back to work and then off to Covent Gardens for dinner!

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