Just four months ago, I embarked on an MBA at Cambridge, the experience so far has been nothing short of extraordinary, thanks to the incredible teams I’ve joined. My last term involved working on the Cambridge Venture Project, where I engaged closely with a diverse group of teammates, gaining invaluable hands-on experience. Additionally, I participated in the Global Mergers & Acquisitions Challenge 2023, alongside three fellow Cambridge master’s students. Competing in the world’s largest M&A Competition against over 250 teams, we secured a top 5 position and had the honour of presenting our proposal to seasoned Private Equity professionals in London. I appreciate this place of Cambridge, full of opportunities not only at Cambridge Judge Business School but also the wide variety of University of Cambridge experience.
In parallel to my academic pursuits, I’ve had the incredible opportunity to play for the University of Cambridge Football Club (CUAFC). My journey with football, which began at the age of five, continued through my undergraduate studies and was further nurtured during my tenure at a Japanese sporting brand, where my love for the sport deepened. Interestingly, Cambridge is the birthplace of the original rules of modern football – a fun fact for a football/sport enthusiast like me! Representing the university team in such an historic place is a privilege. Re-immersing myself in football is exhilarating. The training sessions, socials, travelling for away games, the camaraderie in the dressing room, the highs of victory, and the lessons from defeat – I’ve relished every single moment. Balancing competitive football with the MBA curriculum isn’t easy, but it’s a rewarding challenge.
Our goal with the CUAFC men’s ‘Blues’ team is to top the league and triumph in the Varsity Match against Oxford on March 15th. This year marks 150 years since the first Men’s Varsity fixture and 175 years since the original football rules were established right here in Cambridge. I take great pride in being part of such a talented and dedicated team. Our unity and strength this season have been inspiring, and I’m confident in our ability to achieve great things during the remaining season.
Living the life of a student-athlete in Cambridge allows me to embody and maintain the lifestyle motto of “Sound Mind, Sound Body”, inspired by my previous company’s philosophy, even in an intensive MBA schedule full of learning. With fantastic friends and teammates by my side, I am more than excited to make the most of my time in 2024 at Cambridge.
For more details on the 2024 Varsity Match coming up in March and the Cambridge University Association Football Club (CUAFC) visit their web pages here >
Varsity Football Information and Ticket Link:
Date: Friday, 15th March
Women’s Game Kickoff: 5:00 PM
Men’s Game Kickoff: 7:45 PM
Venue: Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
We look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate 150 years since the first Men’s Varsity fixture and 175 years since the first football rules were written here in Cambridge!