After spending the entire (and I mean ENTIRE) night with my syndicate team to complete an assignment for our accounting class, I’m probably a little too tired to be writing anything coherent right now – but the fact that I’m actually free at the moment makes me feel like I MUST write!! I’ve got to introduce you to the people I spend an unreasonable amount of time with to achieve…*ahem*…. great things for the future!! You will see.
In the MSc programme, each student is assigned to a “syndicate team” (decided by the school), a group of people you work with on all assignments (except, perhaps a couple) throughout the semester.
Monday was pretty eventful as far as Mondays go, despite the 6am start to prepare for my group presentation on the Consumer Behaviour module, which, to our great pleasure, got excellent feedback. The presentation was based on a research experiment conducted within our cohort two weeks ago, and my group’s topic of choice was ‘The Influence of Gender Identity in Purchase Decision-Making’. Gender was probably the most interesting component of my Sociology A-level, followed closely by Class, so I thoroughly enjoyed designing the experiment and then evaluating the findings within a marketing context. I think it really stood out from the standard taste test related studies this level of research tends to drift towards.
Hi guys. Just post to introduce myself shortly. My name is Igor, originally I’m from Ukraine, but also spent some time living in Siberia, Russia. Yeah, it’s really pretty cold there, but bears are not walking at streets.
Before coming to Imperial I was working on one of the biggest Ukrainian TV-Channels as Head of New Media Division. You may have already guessed, that I’m one of those guys, who are mad about all this new technologies and their implementation in marketing. I also was involved in ‘digital life’ of such companies as Samsung, Sony Ericsson (before they became just Sony) and different local Ukrainian retail and FMCG brands, working at Tzifir digital agency and O2PR agency.
I am VERY busy right now working on our group assignments each single day… But I’d like to share with you this little picture I took some days ago on my way home after college:
As far as introductions go, my name’s Muniba (known by most as Mia), and as per my Twitter tagline (yep, straight into the social media like a true Marketer), I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage. No word of a lie. Born and brought up in Pakistan, I moved to the UK back in 2007 for my undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing at Cardiff University, followed by two years of the 9-5 in Copywriting and SEO at an internet marketing company, marketing and media campaigns for a tennis club as part of the Lawn Tennis Association, and most recently, I was working on property projects at the law giant Eversheds LLP in the renewable energy and equity release sector.
Hello fellow students. My name is Ali-Abbas and I have just started the MSc Finance Programme here at the Business School. Previously, I studied Economics at Warwick University.
Having been interested in Finance from an early age I applied to the Masters programme to really fill the gaps in my technical knowledge before launching into a career in Investment Banking. After interning at Morgan Stanley over the summer I realised that a Masters degree in Finance would really help me to advance within the field as well as differentiate myself in the recruitment process.
My plan was always to come back to work in London after my undergraduate degree but Imperial’s reputation, partnership with the CFA Institute and top ranked Finance Programme in London, made it an unmissable opportunity.
Hello to all who are reading this, my name is Nirvair Vig but I’m known as Niv. I am a first time blogger and will definitely learn from this blogging experience as I hope you all will to as I aim to give you a sense of how it’s like studying at the Imperial College Business School. I am a student on the MSc Risk Management and Financial Engineering course class 2012-13 and I am very much enjoying my experiences on the course so far. I have only been here 7 weeks but time is flying. Within this time, I have attended over 20 events (mainly consisting of presentations from investment banks), attended some of the most interesting lectures and have also managed to become student ambassador and academic representative for the RMFE course this year.
So. 4 weeks done. Week 5 begins today… and boy, does it feel longer than 4 weeks that I have been here…it feels like 4 months!
What’s happening?… plenty! This week is assignment week to the max. We have a debate tomorrow for Health Informatics, a presentation in Marketing and a report to hand-in for Accounting next week. Basically this means a lot of group meetings, unhealthy food, coffee and blood/sweat/tears!! Nope, I’m just joking. We’re all actually doing quite well. We planned our meetings and what bits of the assignment who will be working on in advance to avoid last minute surprises and such like…so hopefully it will all go smoothly.
Get to know me
In this very first post, I guess it is only appropriate for me to introduce myself. As you’ve probably already figured out, I’m Traci – female Traci like Tracy Chapman and not Tracy Morgan or Dick Tracy.
Though clarification at times can be necessary when you’re called Traci and you apparently sound like your brother, the great thing about having a unisex name is that you can get that brother to pay your bills, answer surveys, and do your banking all by phone for you with very little questions asked. Coming from a country where privacy laws make it nearly impossible for anyone other than yourself to set up your phone or internet connection, it’s such a relief to have the option of being a man some days.
Quick update: week #5 at the MSc Strategic Marketing has just started! It rather feels like month #5 to be honest. But in a positive way! Looking back over the past four weeks I notice how much we’ve already done in such little time! And we’re getting busier each day…