Vanessa Torres had completed a law degree in the US, but wanted to move into either Business Law or Finance fields. She chose the MSc Financial Management at Middlesex because unlike many of the programmes available in the US, she was able to undertake a one-year masters in Finance, without any prior work experience or knowledge of the area.
While at Middlesex she enjoyed meeting students and staff from all over the world, and was selected for the prestigious London Study Ambassador programme, taking part in exclusive events around the capital with students from other London universities.
"I would like to work in business law or finance. My time at Middlesex gave me a foundation in business, so that I can pursue either or both of these paths. On my course I enjoyed working with many international students from all over the world. The university embraces diversity, and you learn a lot from being exposed to different cultures.
"By taking part in the London Study Ambassador programme, I was able to explore London and participate in activities that I might not have experienced on my own. Through blogging, I also gained experience with a different style of writing and with social media. Blogging also allowed me to share my experiences with friends and family."