A Bridge for London B-Schoolers

The director of London Business School's new career center says an international outlook gives graduates an edge

Our guest on May 2 was Graham Hastie, the new director of London Business School's Career Management Centre (CMC). Hastie arrived at London Business School (No. 4 in BusinessWeek's latest B-School rankings for Non-U.S. schools) in early April, after working as a management consultant at McKinsey & Co. for eight years. At McKinsey, he specialized in retail financial services and "change management." He was also involved in McKinsey's MBA recruiting at INSEAD's Singapore and Fontainbleau, France, campuses, where he graduated with distinction from business school in 1995. He has recruited graduates from all of London Business School's full-time master's programs, as well as other top-tier B-schools. Hastie spoke with BusinessWeek Online reporter Mica Schneider about his new role. Here are edited excerpts of that conversation:

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