“I love to analyse data and draw inferences based on data analysis. This is the skill I have learnt from Prof John Maloney and Prof James Davidson who were my PhD supervisors.”

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Humaira Asad, University of the Punjab

Assistant Professor, University of the Punjab

Why did you choose to study here?

I selected Exeter University because of the Professors who were very relevant to what I was intending to take as my PhD research project. I was also inspired by the ranking of Business School of Exeter University.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Everything. I cherish every single moment I have spent in Exeter during my PhD. The faculty, library and IT support staff, facilities, beautiful and well-developed campus, hostel facilities, eating places, everything is fabulous and contributed positively in making me

what I am today. Thinking about my stay in Exeter always brings a smile on my face.

Did you use the Careers Service while you were at Exeter?

Yes. I found my first job in Exeter because of the Careers Service. Starting from helping with my CV they tried hard to help the students by holding job fairs, mock interviews etc.

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I came back to Pakistan and rejoined the university where I was working prior to going for my PhD. At present, I am teaching postgraduates. This includes teaching the MPhil and PhD students. The skills I have learnt and the knowledge I have gained during my PhD have considerably helped me in developing myself as a researcher, teacher and a trainer. I extensively conduct training programs. I am currently supervising four PhD students. The world class experience which I have gained during my studies at University of Exeter has helped me in achieving the position in academia I always dreamed of.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

I love to analyse data and draw inferences based on data analysis. This is the skill I have learnt from Prof John Maloney and Prof James Davidson who were my PhD supervisors.

How have your University of Exeter studies helped in your career?

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.

Do you have any advice for current students wishing to pursue your career?

I will advise the current students to fully utilize the so many facilities being offered by University of Exeter whether it is the awesome library or the fantastic sports complex. I miss the walk around the Streatham Campus and the beautiful Forum.

What are your plans for the future?

I am intending to join the State Bank of Pakistan, Asian Development Bank or World Bank as a data analyst in the near future.

Do you have any tips or advice on being employable?

I believe if you smartly use the resources, training programs etc. offered by the University of Exeter, you have a high chance of getting yourself employed in the organization of your choice.