I knew WBS was the place for me when I attended the Open Day. I had a tour of the university and an introductory session at the business school. I liked the campus feel and the easy transport access that the university has to London, Birmingham and my hometown. I chose to study at WBS because of the course and modules it offered. I liked the options that the course offered such as an opportunity to do a placement year and the networks that the business school has within the industry. Although I didn’t do a placement year, I had the opportunity to do summer internships where I was able to apply the knowledge I had acquired in the working world. The modules covered lay good foundations for a career within the industry and beyond. As well as learning technical skills, we had the opportunity to study management skills through modules like CORE and CIM which prepared us for career progression. I have been inspired by the creative approach that WBS takes to education. I have always been passionate about education and learning here has inspired me to be a better version of myself.
The best thing about the degree is the quality of the content we are taught. By following up with academics, it is amazing to see how knowledgeable they are in the subjects they teach and the support they are willing to offer. This has made me feel supported throughout my course even when things were challenging. WBS is very innovative and I have been exposed to different methods of teaching and learning which has helped me in the transition from 6th form to university.
My personal tutor in particular has been there to talk to throughout my degree. It is always nice to have someone to talk to, they can give guidance if you are feeling confused and if they can’t help, they can direct you to the right people.
The careers team have also been absolutely amazing. From spring week applications to final year, they have been very supportive! They have helped me improve my CV through CV clinics, they offer mock interviews and resources to help you prepare for the workplace. I was able to get an internship in my second year and graduate job offer through the resources and support available. In my second year, my internship was in London with EY in their tax division. Alongside the technical knowledge from the Accounting and Finance modules, it was the soft skills I have gained through doing group work for example that were surprisingly useful in navigating the working world.
I feel that my degree has prepared me for my next steps. The last few years at Warwick have been fun but challenging and I feel this has given me the determination to take on opportunities and new challenges to come.
To those currently studying here or thinking about applying, I would say just make the most of every opportunity that you have within the business school and always reach out if you are struggling. There are lecturers with a wealth of knowledge and they are willing to help. There are people from all over the world here and you have so much to learn from each other.