Education: Bachelors, King's College London, UK; 2023
Subject: Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Sector(s) of interest: Alternative Investments, Asset Management
My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Studying for the GMAT within the time constraints of maintaining strong academics in my undergraduate studies, working part-time for 20 hours a week, and being actively engaged in university clubs and societies.
About me: My LBS story thus far is one that reflects a journey of determination and one that encapsulates the power of the LBS network. I grew up in Singapore, raised by parents who immigrated from Malaysia. After completing two years of military service and working full-time as a barista at Starbucks, I began my undergraduate degree in PPE at King's College London. During university, I also worked part-time as a barista at % Arabica. During my undergraduate degree, I developed a keen interest in the finance industry. However, coming from a family that did not work in anything remotely close to finance or business meant that I had to build my understanding of the industry and grow my network myself. Combined with my desire to become a global citizen, these factors prompted my application to London Business School. Coming from a less affluent background, LBS has spring boarded my professional career. Through an LBS conference, my profile was spotted by a recruiter at Blackstone that eventually turned into a summer internship opportunity with them - a testament to the power of the LBS network. Academics and professional background aside, my hobbies include cooking, playing badminton, and drinking a good cup of coffee.
Three topics I can be approached about: First-Generation, Low and Intermediate Income in Business (FLII) Club; Life at LBS; LBS Application