Posted on 2/09/2018 by Samantha Johnston
1. What is it that you do?
I am a Programme Coordinator for Executive Education. I contact business executives and prospective students who have shown an interest in one of our programmes and speak to them about what attracted them to it. I understand what their career goals are, their previous education and book them in for a consultation with a programme expert. I love speaking to people – different characters, cultures, and backgrounds. Every call is different, and it keeps things interesting. It’s like travelling the world in a day!
2. What attracted you to this role?
The people centric culture, meeting people from different departments, communities and being able to engage with them and have access to so much knowledge. There is a sense of community at London Business School and I feel a part of it already.
3. What did you want to be when you were younger?
I wanted to work in fashion. Fashion is family heritage! I still have a passion for it and even make a few items of clothing.
4. What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
Movies, going to exhibitions, cycling and going to the gym.
5. What was your favourite subject at school?
Maths - It’s rational, you always get an answer and there are creative ways of verifying them.
6. What made you want to work in Education?
After I finished my MBA I felt strongly that Education is the backbone for anything you can achieve in life. I have done agile coaching and myself have educated others on new ways of doing things and advised on their capabilities. In Education you are always learning, developing, researching and have the ability to be inquisitive in most Education roles.
7. What is the hardest part about your job?
Getting people to pick up the phone!
8. How have you found the temping process with TPP?
I’ve found it so easy! Karishma has been amazing and made it super simple, Chenda has also been lovely. I really appreciate how TPP works closely with both clients and candidates to find the right fit, the consultants are friendly, open, honest, straightforward and don’t waste your time.
9. How would you describe TPP in one word?
10. How did you come into contact with TPP?
Through a google search for roles in the third sector