Welcome to Imperial College Business School 2020

Welcome to Imperial College Business School 2020


This is one of the most
important days of the year. Over 1500 students coming
from all over the world to join the Imperial community. It’s fantastic to have all these students excited, buzzing, curious about this transformational
education experience. We want to ensure every
single member of our community has the most outstanding academic and personal experience
while they’re with us. Really happy to be here. It’s the first day, and we’re really looking
forward for this year. You meet all the people,
you see all the challenges that are coming and everything, and you’re just like I’m here. The diversity of the student body, I truly see a global representation of student members over here. Being part of a leading
technical university, we have a lot of people
with technical backgrounds. We also have people with
backgrounds in arts, or in law, or in history. And it’s precisely that
that helps find better and more impactful solutions. Entrepreneurship and innovation
is buzzing around campus. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to build a startup. The intrepreneurial
mindset is also present in who you are as a student. I think leadership kind
of is why people come to a business school. They want to accelerate their career and take it onto the next direction. I really wanted to emphasise
to the room the need for leaders to be authentic. They’ve got to be themselves, and they’ve got to know
who they are as a leader. I’ve been in higher education
for many, many years now, and every cohort has their own footprint. What kind of impact will be your impact? We’ll be here to work with you, to help you pursue your dreams, but it has to be your
responsibility and your aspiration. Go out there, and change the world. Welcome to Imperial
College Business school. It’s a pleasure to meet you. Everyone’s mixing and
mingling really well, and I think the cohort is probably going to be very supportive of
each other during the course. Having gone through today,
I feel really optimistic about the year ahead. I didn’t know that I would
be spending the next year with so many smart people. People that can bring
different things to the table. The business team has done a great job of making us feel like this is a home. It’s been nice having
that special treatment. It’s the little touches that
have been really delightful. The excitement has built up over the day, so I am looking forward
to the day after that and the day after that.

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