Finishing off the last lectures and seminars

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Easter “break” is here again, for the last time. I really wish I could be like other students and put aside work for a week or two; go on holiday and relax, without having to think about incoming coursework deadlines and exams. Declining a night out at the ‘Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 Experience World tour after party’ last night clearly states the fact that I can’t do anything else other than studying at the moment. What’s even worse is that I still haven’t seen the new episode of Game of Thrones. Exam stress has indeed kicked in. Moreover, my dissertation is due to be submitted in less than a month. I have organised my work now up until my exams start. If I stay on top of my work then everything should work out fine (knocking on wood).

I have again realised the importance of networking whilst in university: when I was in my second year, helping out at an open day for prospective MBS students, I spoke with a parent who had come along with his son. The parent asked me about my career aspirations post graduation. I spontaneously mentioned a few companies, whereby he said he had recently retired as a Partner from one of them. He was then happy to provide me with his details so that I could have him as my reference. A few weeks ago, I was invited down for a final interview with that firm. I received an offer the next morning. So yes, a little bit of extra effort; taking part in extracurricular activities, can indeed lead to the unexpected. Additionally, a friend of mine who I have met here at MBS, offered me an opportunity in his father’s business in Beijing. As exciting as that sounds, I have decided to go ahead with the above-mentioned offer.

Take my advice and don’t lock yourselves into your textbooks. Try to grab every opportunity there is!

The best potion for calming down nerves before an interview is tea

The best potion for calming down nerves before an interview is tea

Out together with some course mates, celebrating my flatmate’s birthday

Out together with some course mates, celebrating my flatmate’s birthday

Revision lectures are being held the weeks before and after Easter break

Revision lectures are being held the weeks before and after Easter break

A Selfie with my lovely group mates in the module 'The Business of Healthcare'

A Selfie with my lovely group mates in the module ‘The Business of Healthcare’

Celebrated our friend’s birthday with a bunch of people

Celebrated our friend’s birthday with a bunch of people

Now, back to essay writing.

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