My name’s Jinchen Liu and I’m from Qingdao, China. Before doing MSc Financial Mathematics* at Warwick Business School, I was a MORSE undergrad at the University of Warwick.
I decided to continue at Warwick because WBS is one of the best business schools in the world. The School and course are both perfect for the students who are chasing a career in the finance industry.
WBS has got a brilliant CareersPlus team, who have been really supportive for everyone. WBS CareersPlus is a careers service especially designed for WBS students, providing us with guidance and support when transitioning from university to full-time employment. The CareersPlus team organise lots of careers events throughout the year including webinars, one-to-one career consulting appointments, employer fairs and the opportunity to meet with industry leaders.
Personally, I find it very inspiring when attending guest lectures where I am able to learn so much from industry experts and find out about their life stories. Last term I attended an event with the founder of Monzo, and Tony Buffin, the CEO of Holland and Barrett, will be visiting WBS to talk about his industry experience. Attending these type of events always fills me with confidence and energy for initiating my own start-up. Luckily, WBS is very supportive of this, and runs entrepreneurship drop-in clinics every term, providing lots of guidance and support on starting your own business venture.
In addition to this, the CareersPlus team can connect you with an amazing alumni network where you can meet past students who are working in every possible industry. I also make sure I register for the Financial Market webinar which is held every Friday afternoon, where I can learn more about the global financial market. The Marketing Insight Series (MiS) runs alongside the CareersPlus team at WBS and aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry. MiS hosts a range of events from industry speaker sessions, skills workshops, student challenges and a Marketing Festival. Even though I am not studying a marketing-specific course, I like attending these events as it is a great way to meet new people and learn more about other industries. Overall I believe that with the support of the CareersPlus team I have a better opportunity of progressing my career in the finance industry.
*Now titled MSc Mathematical Finance