Shirley Zhao

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

Education: Bachelors, University of Toronto, Canada; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: Finance and Economics

Interested in: Investment banking, corporate banking

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Preparing graduate school applications while working a full-time job.

About me: I grew up in China and completed my high school and university study in Canada at the University of Toronto – Rotman Commerce with a bachelor’s degree in Finance & Economics. During my first year, I completed an exchange at the University of Hong Kong studying International Management.

Before coming to LBS, I worked full time in Toronto in Dominion Bank’s commercial banking department for one and a half years. After graduation from LBS, I will be pursuing my career in investment banking in Hong Kong or London.

In my spare time, I love travelling, yoga, scuba diving and snow skating.

Three topics I can be approached about: Student life at LBS; application process; how to prepare for interviews.

Email address: szhao.mfa2023@london.edu