Case study – Sarel Dika

What is your nationality?Sarel new


What/when did you study at Durham?

MSc Finance and Investment from 2010-2011.

What are you doing now?

KPMG Deal Advisory – Manager.

What does your job involve?

M&A in various industries across Asia, particularly in Indonesia.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

Durham provided an exceptional learning experience especially on how to work collaboratively in a multinational environment.

What advice would you give to current students?

To get involved in many student activities and career networking events.


Case study – Anya Bukshi

What is your nationality?Anya Bukshi


What/when did you study at Durham? 

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics degree from 2011-2014

What are you doing now?

I’m a Government Consultant on the Graduate Program at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

What does your job involve?

Being a consultant at PwC involves plenty of research, report writing, networking, and on the job learning. Working with the Government team makes me feel quite fulfilled as our work indirectly changes the lives of the citizens and residents living in the Middle Eastern countries we work with.

How did your time at Durham help you to succeed?

Being surrounded by a body of motivated, determined men and women made me want to do the best I could. The desire for success is contagious at Durham and I’m very glad I had three great years to learn as much as I possibly could from the people around me.

What advice would you give to current students?

Don’t let your degree get in the way of your education. Try new activities, go to the talks and debates that Durham’s societies organise. Be confident in who you are but be open to learning new things and self-discovery. Only then will you find what will make you truly happy!

Any other information you want to provide?

Don’t sell your soul to your employer. A healthy work-life balance keeps your mind, body, and soul healthy too!


Opportunities with Deloitte in China and Hong Kong

Deloitte China HK

Deloitte China and Hong Kong are recruiting Chinese (including Hong Kong) students studying undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications overseas for all 5 functions including Audit, Tax, Enterprise Risk Services, Financial Advisory Services and Consulting for all branch offices in mainland China and Hong Kong.

They are targeting those with or studying:

  • degrees in Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Economics, Law, Computer Science, Management, Information Systems, and other business-related areas
  • proficiency to read, write, and speak Mandarin for China and with a good command of Cantonese for Hong Kong
  • eligibility to work in China or Hong Kong

If you are a current finalist or masters student you can apply and start work when you complete your course. Durham students and graduates have an excellent success rate in applications to Deloitte. Click here to see previous success stories.

You can read details of how to apply in either English or Mandarin. Applications are open NOW and close at the end of October so don’t miss out!

KPMG- my future my say competition

KPMG my future comp

KPMG China will be holding the ‘My Future, My Say’ Competition between 1 May and 30 June 2013. All full-time university students are welcome to visit to join this competition and will have the opportunity to win Apple products or even be offered an internship at KPMG!

Participants can take part as individuals or in teams. They can choose one of the three categories (video, song or graphic design) to present the theme ‘KPMG through my eyes’. Further details can be found by clicking here. All entries should be submitted by the 31st of May 2013. After KPMG’s preliminary screening, those videos/songs/designs that are selected will be posted online for voting. The final winners will be chosen based on both the online voting results and the opinions of the organising committee.

Consulting internships with KPMG Hong Kong

KPMG Consulting interns

KPMG are looking for outstanding candidates for their Summer season consulting internships in Hong Kong. They have a rapidly expanding and successful consulting practice and are looking for students from China or Hong Kong for all of their consulting functions: IT Advisory; Business Performance Services; Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance; Financial Risk Management; and Actuarial.

Second year undergraduates are invited to apply online and select ‘Advisory’ as your career preference. You must be available from mid-June to mid-August 2013. The deadline is Friday 22nd of March 2013. For further information click here.

Opportunities with KPMG in Hong Kong and China

KPMG‘s recruitment campaign for their Autumn 2013 starters is now open.

  • Are a national of Hong Kong or China?
  • Are you planning to return home after you complete your final year or master’s degree?
  • Do you have a real interest in business and a desire to continue learning?
  • Are you committed to a career in the financial services?

If you answered yes to these questions then KPMG want to hear from you. They are recruiting from all degree disciplines across their core functions – AuditTax and Advisory.

You are advised to apply early to avoid disappointment. They only accept online applications so visit their website today and click on ‘Overseas Graduates Applications’ to set your career in the right direction.