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Hi,

For the question on the application about LBS Alumni/Students "If you know any London Business School Alumni or Students, please give their names, graduating class and tell us how you know them."
I have a recent (pretty serious) ex did his MBA from LBS we aren't on talking terms but I did learn a lot about the LBS experience from him and the impact it had on him, I am unsure on if I should include him and if so, how to put it in.

Any suggestions would be great!
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New post 29 Dec 2018, 02:51
Hi vedikajj

If you are not currently on speaking terms with this guy, would you really feel secure about marking him down? Keep in mind, in no way is it a dealbreaker if you don't have anything for that question. For me, I would rather leave it blank than involve any of my ex boyfriends. Might feel good to check the box at the moment but if we are not in close communication, I might worry about what they would say, anything upset in that relationship, just more stress than it is worth to be honest.

If you learned a lot about LBS from him, leverage that in the optional essay by describing how you could and will contribute to the class.
You can demonstrate all you learned there and also what unique contributions you could offer.

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vedikajj wrote:
Hi,

For the question on the application about LBS Alumni/Students "If you know any London Business School Alumni or Students, please give their names, graduating class and tell us how you know them."
I have a recent (pretty serious) ex did his MBA from LBS we aren't on talking terms but I did learn a lot about the LBS experience from him and the impact it had on him, I am unsure on if I should include him and if so, how to put it in.

Any suggestions would be great!
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Hi vedikajjIf you learned a lot about LBS from him, leverage that in the optional essay by describing how you could and will contribute to the class. You can demonstrate all you learned there and also what unique contributions you could offer.
This actually is a brilliant idea.
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I have a further, really basic question about this - Is this meant only to indicate meaningful relationships with current LBS students/ alumni? (ie former colleagues, good friends etc). Or is it meant to also indicate casual acquaintances that you have gotten to know over the course of learning about LBS?

I understand that the more meaningful the relationship the better. But is it better to include the more casual acquaintances in a bid to show that one has done some research?

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I have a further, really basic question about this - Is this meant only to indicate meaningful relationships with current LBS students/ alumni? (ie former colleagues, good friends etc). Or is it meant to also indicate casual acquaintances that you have gotten to know over the course of learning about LBS?

I understand that the more meaningful the relationship the better. But is it better to include the more casual acquaintances in a bid to show that one has done some research?

Thanks in advance


Thank you for posting the question, I had similar thoughts.

E.g. the CFO in my company went to one of the schools I would like to apply for.

I have worked with/for him and am impressed by his knowledge & leadership, however we are in no way aquintances beyond the work environment.
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