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Flora Yu
A theatre-goer and perennial cup cake fan
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Following Tom's post, I have had a few emails from admits asking about the careers services for the MiM programme. I would like to share my views here. It would be hard to segregate just the career office as the only one portion of the entire LBS experience. They are all inter-linked e.g. study group, access to MBA, classes, and have extra values together. 1) Careers service Pros: - small group CV and cover letter review by industry experts - Crack-a-Case sessions for consulting case study preparation - run by Consulting Club - industry fairs e.g. Spring Industry Fair - Career visits e.g. from AT Kearney, Diamond Consulting, BlackRock, Houlihan Lokey, visits to HSBC, Nomura, London Stock Exchange, L'Oreal from career week - Your CV would be included in the CV book to be shown to headhunters. I have had calls from L'Oreal and RBS purely from CV book. - exposure to entrepreneurship initiatives - e.g. Social Enterprise talks, Enterpreneurship Conference, both of our MiM classmates who entered the UCL Enterpreneurship Challenge got top awards - exposure to industry conferences e.g. private equity conference, Asia Business Forum, Real Estate Conference - Guest lectures from industry experts organized by school clubs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Masters in Management
I wrote with excitement for this post....our classmate Zong has just become the youngest winner of the Stock Pitch Contest of the Investment Management Club at school this evening, surpassing even the MBAs and EMBAs contestants. Congratulations! All five contestants had 5 minutes each to present their stock to a panel of judges including representatives from Orbis Investments, Fidelity International and Wellington. I was amazed by Zong's clear presentation skills as his analytical skills to understand the potential, strengths and risks of the stock Rexam, the manufacturer of soft drinks cans. One of my favourite questions asked by the panel was "What did you see in the stock that the market hasn't?" Zong went "Actually I have prepared a slide for this." and pressed enter to show an extra slide with the title "What the market has failed to notice" Even managed to pre-empt the questions of the panel. Sleek. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Masters in Management
Ask me who my favourite brand is, and the instant answer is "Virgin Atlantic!, and my frequent flyer membership number is xxxxx". It's been the same airline that I've flown with since studying in the U.K. six years ago (ok, except for the few times when I flew with Air New Zealand when Virgin flights were full, but Air NZ is also a partner of Virgin). I was thrilled to work on the project for Virgin Galactic, and that the CEO of Virgin Galactic would come on campus to give us a lecture in 3 week's time. The idea of space tourism is to transport passengers in a spaceship to the atmosphere (suborbital flight) or to space (orbital flight). There are a handful of players already emerging, but only 7 people have gone to the orbital flight. We could analyze the space tourism industry in various aspects such as market analysis, investor perspective, consultant perspective and policy perspective. For a relatively new industry with a sophisticated technology, it is going to be an adventurous ride! Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Masters in Management
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Young Entrepreneurs As our team is about to take part in the Global Case Competition this Saturday themed around social enterprise, I started to look up some successful social entrepreneurs online, and was very impressed! Wokai.org is an online platform which links investors worldwide to provide microloans for rural entrepreneurs in China, with donations starting from as little as USD10. Since Nov 2008, they have raised a total of USD 160,000 loan capital. So next time when you are about to spend money for a glossy magazine, consider saving it to give as a microloan! www.wokai.org Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2010 at Masters in Management
Things to do with your visitors in London I realized that quite a number of us has had (or would be having) friends or family visiting us in London, which is exciting but also a bit challenging when it comes to brainstorming places / things to do to take them around. Here's a few ideas I have when my parents came over for Chinese New Year, please feel free to add to this list! Things to do with your parents Cafes / Teahouses - Caffe Concerto, Haymarket Road, just outside Leicester Square Tube station - Sketch Parlour, 9 Conduit Street, exit from Oxford Circus Tube station and walk pass FCUK shop - Fortnam & Mason, opposite Royal Academy of Art, Piccadilly station - The best cupcakes in the city - Lola cupcakes in Selfridges Food Hall, nearest tube station: Marble Arch - The next best cupcakes - Hummingbird Cupcakes Museums / Places of interest - Tate Modern - V&A - Royal Academy of Art (buy entry ticket online in advance to save time) - British Museum - Tower Bridge, exit from Tower Hill station - London Eye (Waterloo station, or walk across the bridge from Embankment station) South London -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at Masters in Management
Just discovered the Museum of London online, which includes everything about London history, fashion and quite interestingly, a project on the history of different area of London, sorted by postcode. Look up your neighbourhood history now! http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/postcodes/ Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2010 at Masters in Management
Hey guys As we enter our second term in London, I realize that we have all come to collect bits and pieces of tips about going out in London. Here's some that I've got, let's see if we can get more ideas: Markets (in addition to Portobello, Borough and Camden): 1. London Farmer's Market in Marylebone High Street, just 5 minutes walk from school, open from 10 am - 2 pm on Sunday http://www.lfm.org.uk/mary.asp 2. Cabbage and Frocks Market also in Marylebone High Street, open from 11am - 5 pm on Saturdays http://www.cabbagesandfrocks.co.uk/index.html Theatre tickets: 1. http://www.getintolondontheatre.co.uk Special promotion for Top 45 shows in London, now priced from 15-35 pounds, offer lasts till 26 March 2. On the day, last minute musical tickets could be found at http://www.tkts.co.uk/whats-on-sale/ 3. Sign up for www.studentbeans.com to get student discount on advance purchase of West End tickets 4. Special offers for students aged 16-26 Free theatre tickets available at local theatres in London (mainly plays) - http://freelondontheatre.com/ and http://www.anightlessordinary.org.uk/ Discounted musical tickets at http://www.theatrefix.co.uk/ 5. Sign up for stand-by, student tickets for Royal Opera House, which gives 24 hours notice when a ticket becomes available at http://www.roh.org.uk/studentstandby/index.aspx If anyone has anything to add,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2010 at Masters in Management
Good to be here! Please continue to check this site for more updates about the MiM programme! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2010 at Masters in Management
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