New Jersey, USA
It was LSE's excellent reputation in the US that first drew my attention, while its breadth of Master's course offerings in my field really hooked me. The countless added benefits of LSE's central London location also played into my decision to enrol.
In my experience, LSE's people and location are its two greatest assets. I am delighted with the acquaintances I've made so far on campus, from other students to visiting speakers. I am part of a fascinating cohort of students in the Media department. There is a sense of participating in a real community of scholars. The knowledge and friendships that I've developed through my programme extend well beyond the classroom, and I expect them to extend well beyond my year at LSE.
I also consider the opportunities associated with living and studying in central London to be integral to a successful LSE experience. I've had great and varied experiences through my extracurricular involvements at LSE, many of which I would hardly have expected! I serve as the President of the Salsa Society and recently attended an entrepreneurship conference in Monaco with the Finance Society. Unlike at many universities, postgraduates at LSE enjoy a great deal of extracurricular opportunities through the Student Union.
After LSE I intend to work in the wine and spirits industry in a public relations or branding consultancy role. My LSE dissertation, which focuses on branding and identity in wine-related media, has afforded me a context in which to make key industry contacts.