Palak Gupta

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Financial Analysis
  • Global Nationality: Indian

Education: Bachelors, St Xavier’s College, India; graduated in 2022

Topic(s) studied: Finance & Accounting

Interested in: Investment banking

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Identifying which schools to apply to and preparing a strong application while doing a full-time internship.

About me: Having grown up in India, I completed my undergraduate degree in Finance & Accounting at St Xavier’s College, Kolkata. Although I enjoyed the generalist nature of my degree, I decided to further specialise in finance by taking up Chartered Accountancy.

Over the course of two and a half years, I developed a passion for the field of finance and realised that I would like to work and study in an international environment. I therefore acquired work experience in the field of finance and prepared my application for a masters degree abroad. During this period, I completed corporate finance internships in audit, taxation, financial services and consumer banking.

Even though I thoroughly enjoyed gaining exposure to various industries and businesses and performing in-depth financial analyses, I am currently re-orientating towards a career in the field of investment banking or private equity. I am drawn by the opportunity to gain client exposure and directly see the impact of my work.

In my personal time, I love playing the piano, lawn tennis and composing music.

Three topics I can be approached about: Out in Business Club; investment banking; moving to London and life at LBS.

Email address: pgupta.mfa2023@london.edu