So the internship madness for bankers and consultants has officially died down. McKinsey, Bain and BCG are completing their final round interviews over the next two weeks, while the bulge bracket investment banks have already given out their LBS allotment of summer offers. The herd mentality of business school exists on many levels. For some it’s the looming debt burden that causes them to run away from the goals stated in their application essays. For others it’s just the risk-averse bias of the majority of those that pursue an MBA that scares them into erroneously thinking that if they don’t get a banking or consulting job, they may be jobless for the summer and eventually homeless post-MBA.
This paranoia can sometimes be healthy, propelling one to accomplish in life. Other times it can be severely limiting to one’s potential. While I have entrepreneurial ambitions in the future, I will be the first to say that the timing is not right for me. However, there are others whose courage, tenacity and creativity I find inspiring.
One of my classmates, Brynne Herbert, a Yale educated, former private equity professional has started a business called “Move Guides” amidst the madness that’s currently taking place on campus. Given that LBS naturally attracts those who have lived and worked internationally, it’s only fitting that a business that caters to the jet-setting community in some of the most popular cities in the world would come from London Business School.
Move Guides gives advice to newbies moving to London, Hong Kong and several other cities by offering recommendations for housing, ride-shares, etc that have been vetted by Brynne and her associates.
Kudos to Brynne and all the other hopeful entrepreneurs from business schools across the world for going against the tide!