Case study – Shambhavi Singh

What is your nationality?Shambhavi

Indian.

What/when did you study at Durham?

I was enrolled in Durham University Business School‘s erstwhile MA Human Resource Management, now MSc Human Resource Management.

What are you doing now?

I work as a senior program manager at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

I previously worked with an international charity called Ark headquartered in London as a young professional in their India branch in Delhi. Ark’s YP program is a highly competitive program for high caliber, motivated young professionals.

What does your job involve?

I currently work for a national level scheme called National Mission on Higher Education around aspects of policy design, policy analysis, policy reform and project management. The scheme has a coverage of 29 states and 7 Union Territories in India. The scale and the impact of reform is huge.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

I am currently working in a very international environment. The international environment at Durham definitely helped me in easily conversing with individuals from different parts of the world. Also, brand Durham resonated with my employers.

What advice would you give to current students?

I would advise them to choose careers where their passions lie. Technical skills can be built but passion comes from within. Also, they should keep an eye open for opportunities within the campus and outside. University offers many events where students come face to face with employers. Try and gain work experience while in university through internship programs and volunteer programs. In my student days I wrote for Durham University‘s online newspaper, Palatinate.

Any other information you want to provide?

I was recently interviewed by the UK Aid and this can be viewed here.

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