Thursday, 12 December 2013

My First Christmas in UK: Srinath B R Royal Holloway MBA candidate

"I was totally overwhelmed with the MBA alumni Christmas lunch, check out our photos all over Facebook.... It was my first traditional Christmas lunch in UK. It was such a memorable end of term celebration. The Christmas carols we sang together reminded me of my school days back in India, when I used to sing "Jingle bells" and  "Happy New Year" celebrating Christmas." 

Srinath B R First UK Christmas brought back fond memories from school in India

It was definitely our huge pleasure to meet with members of the School of Management team, various alumni and the MSc Entrepreneurship student cohort with our vibrant MBA group.  It was invaluable to be able to chat informally over lunch with the Head of the Management School, Professor Jeffrey Unerman, and learn about his extensive industry work experience and to discuss his exciting future plans. 
Jeffrey was keen to learn more about why I chose Royal Holloway to study for the MBA. I am a mechanical engineer by profession, having five years work experience in R&D, product design engineering and leading the business development team. This taste of leadership gave me the inspiration to want to develop a broader understanding of business and  management.   I am really keen to gain some international management experience and hope to use my MBA in future challenging Marketing, Branding and Business development roles. 

This was my first British Christmas and although the dinner was not a formal part of my MBA, it is definitely a brilliant memory I will take back home with me and cherish forever.  This experience was so much more than I was expecting.  Cheers for that. 

Srinath B R sparkles by the Xmas tree