I chose Middlesex University because it fitted my career plan and the syllabus of my chosen course touched on topics I was interested in learning more about.
I always wanted to study Accounting and Finance but my decision to apply to Middlesex in particular was because I liked the content of the course.
I enjoyed the intensity of the course as it pushed me to my limits and helped me develop. I also enjoyed the diversity of cultures that made up the student population at Middlesex as you get an opportunity to understand different opinions which are culturally driven.
I really enjoyed staying late with a few other students after our late tax lecture in the 3rd year. The lecture finished at 6pm and we would always stay on after to discuss and debate the best career paths and ways to secure a job after university.
Be very proactive and begin to build your CV and work profile from day one as Middlesex supports it students well in this area so it is worth taking advantage of this.
The opportunity to get involved in additional activities such as university societies, etc, helped to build my confidence and prepare me for the professional world.
I chose the Philips Finance Graduate scheme as the company covers three different sectors. The graduate scheme gave me a chance to gain experience in all three. The pro of this is that I have gained insight into various sectors. The drawback is that this means I haven't built expertise in one specific industry area early in my career. This said, I think the pro outweighs the con as it has made me adaptable.
I was EXTREMELY proactive about communicating with professionals and recruiters in the area I wanted to enter.
Successfully passing various professional accountancy exams.
Upon completion of the Finance Graduate Scheme I will work abroad to build my finance experience in different markets.
Be proactive and connect with recruiters, join societies while at university and study hard!
Focus on what you want to do and try to find out the best path to get there.