Different stories, similar goals
“When I left the military, one of the things I missed the most was being a part of a team, a family that looked after each other. LBS and Sloan filled that gap. Both during the programme and in the time since, London Business School more generally and Sloan in particular, have given me a new clan to be part of."
“In total, I spent 24 years in the United States Air Force. My final role was as Commander of the 78 th Mission Support Group, where I was responsible for an Air Force support unit of 1300+ military personal and civilians providing broad-spectrum support for aircraft maintenance operations. Afterwards, I didn’t quite know what I wanted to do next."
“Doing a postgraduate degree gave me the time and tools to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. Before I started Sloan, all I knew was that I wanted to live in London and that the city offered some of the world’s best postgraduate opportunities. That’s how I came across London Business School. I initially looked at the MBA programme but after speaking with admissions, I realised that my experience level was more relevant to the Sloan Fellowship."
“When I looked into the curriculum, the student profile and the types of courses on offer, it was clear Sloan was tailor-made for someone at my stage in career and life. The programme is designed for those with a lot of professional experience behind them. It attracts people like me, who are further along in their career, and who, for whatever reason, need a focused break from what they’ve been doing. So the Sloan offerings — from self-assessment and reflection, to refining soft skills and learning new hard skills — answer the needs of this unique set of people.
“At one and the same time, the other participants in my cohort were both vastly different from, and very similar to me. This common thread really made the class gel - we became something of a family. My class had an incredibly wide-ranging set of backgrounds, sectors and cultures and yet we all shared similar personal missions and objectives. The fact that everyone had a different story and life journey made the learning experience that much richer.”