Meet our alumni
Humaira Asad - Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab
After completing her PhD in Economics, Humaira returned to Pakistan to take on a role as lecturer and researcher. She is intending to join the State Bank of Pakistan, Asian Development Bank or World Bank as a data analyst in the near future.
The different data analytic techniques and the academic writing skills which I have learnt during my PhD help me considerably in performing the tasks assigned to me.
Laura Brownsell - Assistant Manager, UK Media & Relations, Fidelity Worldwide Investment
Laura Brownsell completed three internships before moving into her current position at a leading asset management company.
I think work experience is essential if you want to work in PR and media relations. I took every work opportunity that came up, even if they are voluntary. My first internship opportunity came about during my third year abroad, as part of my BSc in Economics and Politics.
Nick Hungerford - CEO of Nutmeg
Ten years on from graduating from Exeter, Nick Hungerford is about to launch a brand new kind of investment management company.
Colin Fletcher - Fellow, SAMI Consulting
Valerie Deiss - Trainee, Daimler AG
Valerie starter her career at Daimler AG in Germany after completing her postgraduate studies in Marketing at Exeter.
My time at Exeter was probably the academically most satisfying. The MSc in Marketing at the University of Exeter gave me the opportunity to truly specialize in the field of marketing.
Nicholas Smith - Insurance broker, Willis
After completing his BA in Geography at Exeter, Nicholas Smith felt undecided about what career path to pursue.
Dmitry Pak - Commodities and Energy Associate, Thomson Reuters
It was during Dmitry Pak’s second Economics Masters at Exeter that one of his lecturers suggested Thomson Reuters as a possible company to work for.
I came to Exeter from Russia in 2007, first to study a Diploma in Management and to learn academic English, and then to do a Masters in Financial Economics. I was considering a PhD next, but one of my professors suggested I do a Masters in Economics first, so I stayed on for a second MSc.
Jo Goodall - Strategy & Operations consultant, Deloitte
While studying for a BA in Business and Management, Jo used the Careers Service at the University of Exeter to steer her career into the right direction.
The course covered many different aspects of business so gave me a good grounding in accounting, marketing, strategy, technology etc. I enjoyed the group work and practical presentation, as it reflected what work is like in real life.
Andrew Mason - Capital Planning, Royal Bank of Scotland
Andrew Mason has worked at the heart of the financial industry since graduating from the Business School in 1999. He cites the financial crisis as one of his career highlights.
My first job was as a summer intern at the Bank of England in between my second and third years at university. That led to me being accepted on the Bank’s graduate programme. I have been with them ever since – although I am currently on secondment at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).
Sarah Palmer - Investment Analyst, Crowdcube
Sara studied Business Economics with European Study in 2009. A short career break helped her focus on finding something to inspire her. She is now back on the University of Exeter campus, working as an Investment Analyst at Crowdsource.
I would not have got any of the jobs without a degree as a minimum, and I believe this has helped me to 'fast track' my career. I apply my degree knowledge regularly.
Nigel Primmer - Executive Director, FINEX at Willis Ltd
Nigel's career in insurance spans over 30 years. He worked for Lloyds as an underwriter before university, and has since enjoyed a variety of broking roles.
Caroline Bird - Senior Partnership Manager, United Nations World Food Programme
After graduating from Exeter University with a BSc in Business Economics, Caroline worked for several public and private sector firms across the UK, Europe and Australia before she took on her role within the largest humanitarian organisation.
I get to work with smart people who understand that the private sector has a crucial role to play in ending hunger.
Andrew Chebsey - Product Executive, M&G Investments
Since leaving the Business School in 2013, Andrew has spent over two and a half years on the graduate scheme at Fidelity International where he worked across four different areas.
I benefitted from my Strategic Management final year module, when I had to interview for M&G Investments. I was asked to provide an evaluation process for making a business decision and applied frameworks which I had learnt through my studies.