Fikayomi - Intro & Why AMBS?
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Hello, everyone. My name is Fikayomi Agbola. I am the first year M D candidate, a Manchester business school. I'm from Nigeria on I have a bachelor's in economics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. I was born and raised in Ibadan, but I'm from Ocean State, Nigeria. My kick started my career in consulting. I was in kind of edge Consulting LTD for a little bit of very. Then I went, I had to pursue my interest in fashion designing. I worked in a fashion house for about a year as well. On then. I wanted to start up my own company, but it was if you go to get some funding. So I was really interested in white Nigeria. Banks were so risk averse and did no one, you know, you funding to start ups. So I when I had to join the bank. So I was I was in the bank, has a relationship manager for about two years. I'm then at the tail and I was saying that I wanted to to a Nembe. I was always going to have to do a masters degree, but I wasn't sure what specialization I had applied to Several universities. Several business schools in the U S. Canada and the U. K E particularly choose Manchester for several reasons, and I'll get into that later. But my career go. We're basically to move up the career ladder on being able to compete in a global community. On be able Thio lead. Be a strategic decision. Makeup. I felt like an M B a was the right choice on the right step in the right direction. So the first thing Waas funding e I needed a school that would be interested in, you know, investing in. So how I applied for different scholarships. Manchester scholarship came through. I'm like a kid. Quite good. Also a size funding. Another thing for international students like me was the learning style for me, as you know, once something that I wasn't used to. So in Nigeria, like in the in the University of Nigeria, the teachers were mostly theoretical on not practical. So I want this something really practical. So on researching about Manchester, I found out that their method was actually learning. By doing so. I really like the fact I was another reason for choosing Manchester. Apart from factor, the ranking is really good like that fist in the U. K. So that was really I read about the diversity in the class, like in my class going. We have 106 people from 31 National. Like all my life, I've never like spoken to so many people from different backgrounds. It has actually writing my arrives on a lot have grown a lot from this experience on a lot of that major theme was just the warmth I said once because, you know, as I mentioned earlier, that applied to several schools, but none of them was quite as warm. Aziz NBS stuff. You know, when I talk about one thinking, I mean director responsiveness, you send an email known within 24 hours. Someone has responded to you, and I'm like, Wow, so they literally make you feel at home. So I remember in December 2019, Chris, Ellie Mae, one off the admissions team. Instead, Nigeria on you reached out to me just from reading my email. We felt like I was interested in everything to me and we actually at the meeting, you know, it was so nice and expansion it'd and celebrated about the, um, cause and what all entails on? I just felt like I was at basically on even here in Manchester. You know, everybody is so nice to call you. Hello, love. Hello, love. Immediately. You're landing in Manchester. Like when I landed in Manchester. You know, they call you up. You want to know about your accommodation? They want to know if you're setting fine. Yeah, at the same time, Um, checking up on how you're coping with school, asking about your welfare, asking about your coping with, you know, transportation, like the most basic things they check up on you and ask you about, you know, my new best things that you think they would don't care about. But really, this goes a long way for me because it makes me feel like I mean, I'm a tune.