My student experience
Mohamed Sheikh, Finance Analyst, UBM
CourseAccounting and Finance
What attracted you to choose the University of Surrey and to study your course here?
The reputation and quality of teaching.
What is your strongest memory of your time at Surrey - what do you picture first when you think of being here?
The grounds of the University were stunning and the lake during the summer was amazing.
What were the best things about your course?
The thoroughness of teaching.
What do you do now and what do you find most enjoyable about your line of work?
I'm a Finance Analyst and it allows me to keep my options open for the future.
How did you decide what career to go into? How did your time at Surrey help you to decide?
My time at Surrey clearly demonstrated what was available to me
If you completed a Professional Training Year/Placement, can you tell us how this impacted upon your ability to get a graduate job?
Yes, it still opens up doors for me now
What aspects of being connected with the alumni network are most important or of most interest to you and why?
To make both personal and professional contacts and to be invited back to the University sometime.
What are your top tips for students aspiring to work in your profession?
Keep your head down and get the best grades as it is still important. Know what area of accounting and finance you want to get into because there are lots of options.
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