Some highlights of the past two weeks:
Left to right, top to bottom
Big moment today: officially had the last day of classes for my MSc International Health Management. During this day we presented our findings on the healthcare consultancy project we have been working on for the past weeks (and obviously I needed a new suit for that – left on the picture). My group worked at Charing Cross Hospital looking at operational (in)efficiency at a cancer outpatient clinic. It was very interesting to do and staff at the clinic was very nice. What our group found particularly enjoyable but also challenging was applying the models from theory to the ‘chaos’ of the real world.
So now we’re on to the most exciting part of the programme – Consulting! Real companies, suits and boots and a whole lot of competitive bidding action. This year, we have been provided with briefs from a range of different companies varying in size, geographical location and industry. The big trade-off our group meetings were centred around is whether to go for the prestigious brands or the smaller start-ups, given that the former could provide a great CV boost, whereas the latter could involve campaigns that have a much bigger impact on the chosen business’s performance. But the key is to really understand which skills of the team as a whole are best suited to the projects on offer.
Sorry for being away for a long time. Preparation for exams of the second term took several weeks, and it was really challenging task. My own strategy was the next one:
- 1 Revision: Watching lecture captures, reading all articles, cases etc. and making short sum ups – 3-4 days for each subject;
- 2 Revision (A week before exams): Going through lectures slides and sumps ups – 1 day for each subject;
- 3 Revision (During examination week): The same one – 1 day for each subject.
I hope it will be useful for you. For any other information about exams please feel free to contact me.
It’s Easter already! It seems like only a couple of weeks ago that I was writing my masters applications, but alas this year is coming to an end.
I’d like start this post by saying how happy I am about the numbers of people that read this blog. I have been inundated with emails and Facebook messages asking about the course, applications, careers, etc.. Please keep them coming!
This term I took three modules – Venture Capital, Advanced Financial Econometrics (AFE) and Asset Pricing and Derivatives (APD). The APD and AFE exams were challenging but manageable. Fortunately, there were no big surprises.
Oh god, February went by faster than I expected and so much has happened!!
Where to start though…I need to do some sort of a recap of the past month because honestly, it wasn’t just a busy month (no weekend in 4 weeks!!); it was, above all things, a seriously fun one!
Beginning of Feb: FRANCE
First, I was in France at the beginning of the month for about four days. I had flown to Lyon for 2.5 days to catch up with some old friends who took good care of me when I was studying there back in undergrad. It was awesome to see them again after five years even though we do keep in touch through email.
Harlem Shake has become meme #1 just in a few days, and I really think that this meme is one of the best ever. It’s not only about fun, but smartness and creativity. I suggest memes in the future will has a huge impact on different social processes, and it’s a great topic for a digital marketing research.
Meanwhile, some great videos from Imperial students:
Sorry for being out for a long time. Winter semester is really tough. It begun from two subjects: Digital Marketing and Pricing, and three more is to come from Monday, the 18th of February.
Digital Marketing was quite clear, maybe because I spent last two years doing marketing activities in Internet for different companies; maybe because we are all digital natives and all these are stuff inside our blood. Pricing might be difficult for guys without financial background; be ready to spend several hours in order to understand all materials, furthermore, some lectures are only available for self-studying. For one part of our syndicate group it became like a ‘good’ tradition to leave the library at midnight.
This year I started following Muay Thai practices at Imperial College. Muay Thai or Thai boxing is a highly dynamic form of martial arts, utilizing knees, elbows, shins and fists. I have been really enjoying it, it is not only great for your fighting skills, but also builds your mental strength and improves your fitness.
Last week, I filmed one of the practice to make a little video of what a Muay Thai training at Imperial is like and I would like to share the result with you (see the video below).
Muay Thai practices are held twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays in Union Gym 3 at Beit Quadrangle.
First of all, my sincerest apologies for posting after such a long time….
procrastination got the better of me!
I hope 2013 is off to a wonderful start for you all! Second semester, the first half has
flown by… I can’t believe it! 5 weeks since exams ended… Which I realise, I didn’t
even tell you about …. So will do a quick note on the exams. In short, 5 days, 5 exams
…back to back! Hell. ‘Nuff said. No but seriously, would strongly recommend keeping on top of your notes and reading
if possible because I found it significantly easier to revise for the exams I had done
this for, than those that I hadn’t.
I must start by first apologising for the lack of posts recently, I will promise to try and do better this term.
I had a great Christmas and managed to spend most of it on a beach free from the stresses of life at Imperial. Having exams before the holidays has one obvious advantage – for the first time I was actually able to have a proper break from University and come back re-energised for another term.
I felt that last term was a real scramble, with job applications, interviews, assignments and revision all piling up. But fear not, second term has been much more relaxed with fewer contact hours (3 modules compared to 4 in first term) and job-related pressures.