What/when did you study at Durham?
MA Financial Management, Durham University Business School, 2011.
What are you doing now – employer and role?
Senior Finance Analyst, Emerging Markets, Technology and Enabling Functions, Pearson, London, UK. I was previously a Senior Financial Analyst, Finance – Business Opportunity Evaluation, with Telstra International Group, Hong Kong.
What does your job involve?
As part of the Business Partnering Team I provide financial support and advice to CTO growth team, develop and prepare financial business case studies, comment on monthly results and KPIs and highlight key risks and opportunities.
How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?
I have greatly benefited from the technical knowledge acquired in the course. The international campus at Durham University and classroom experience helped me adapt to a multinational workplace a lot faster. A CV with substantial international exposure is more attractive to multinational corporations (MNCs).
What advice would you give to current students?
It would be good for international students to immerse yourself in the local community and campus events as much as possible. It is a lot of fun and a great opportunity to improve your language skills.