The foundations for self-belief

“Being surrounded by diverse people broadens your horizons and exposes you to new ideas and
attitudes. It also boosts your confidence.”

Zicong Wang

Job pre-programme: Analyst (intern) at HSBC Commercial Banking
Participant on Global Masters in Management

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Eyes on the end goal

“My long-term aim is to launch a venture once I have enough experience.”

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Building confidence

“It was taking LBS Salsa classes that initially had a big impact on my confidence. I was known for being shy and quiet in lectures during my first term on the Global Masters in Management (Global MiM) programme, but Salsa helped me build my confidence. I was a little shy to start with because you have to dance with someone new every session, but it quickly became comfortable – it made me more outgoing."

“It also helped me become more self-assured in the classroom, especially after receiving encouragement from faculty. I was asking only a few questions when I first joined LBS but I grew in confidence as the weeks went by. I was initially nervous as I thought some of my ideas might be wrong or I’d waste people’s time by asking questions. However, the faculty encouraged us to share our thoughts because we all have different mindsets."

“I was awarded the Global MiM Scholarship – Fudan to study at LBS and also drew confidence from being involved in the School’s Marketing Club and China Club. I attended a number of events to develop my networking skills and managed communications for the China Business Forum. Meeting with MBAs from a marketing background I was able to draw on their expertise and expand my network." 

“My plan when I finish the Global MiM is to get a role back in China and work for around 10 years, then I want to launch my own business."

Two dynamic learning centres

“Being surrounded by diverse people broadens your horizons and exposes you to new ideas and
attitudes.”

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“I don’t have a business background. My only experience of the subject before joining LBS was studying business administration at Tsinghua University. Most people who take the Global MiM plan to go into investment banking or consulting, but I want to join a management training scheme at a multinational company. My long-term aim is to launch a venture once I have enough experience. But it’s too early to say what kind of business it will be.”

“I chose the Global MiM to delve into core aspects of business such as finance, accounting and data analysis. The opportunity to study with a diverse group of people while living and working in London and Shanghai – two of the world’s great business centres – was also a major draw."

“Some of my classmates had studied biology or journalism before coming to LBS. One was even a musician. My university degree was in English language and literature, so we all have such unique experiences and come from different backgrounds. Being surrounded by diverse people broadens your horizons and exposes you to new ideas and attitudes. It also boosts your confidence."

“I initially struggled to communicate with people in my study group during the first term of the programme, as I preferred to work alone. In their feedback they said I was too shy, which I’ve taken on board. Now, they can see I’m generally more confident about sharing ideas and expressing my views.”

East meets west

“The opportunity to study with a diverse group of people while living and working in London and Shanghai was a major draw.”

Outside the classroom

“I attended a number of events to develop my networking skills.”