How do you think your skills and knowledge gained from your course will help in this role? This can be both specialist skills and key transferable skills
My course at SHU helped me gain specialist knowledge in the finance field, especially in audit and assurance as I chose my elective in this field. Besides, both my course and part-time employment with the university equipped me with vast opportunities in terms of team work in multicultural environment, communication and interpersonal skills, volunteering, time management, critical evaluation and report writing. All these skills and knowledge are indispensable to be successful in any career field in today’s job market.
What advice would you give to other students (particularly other international students) looking for opportunities in the workplace?
Being employable is very important to be a competitive workforce in today’s world as companies look for the best and invest in the best. From my job hunt, I understood that being employable means having the right skills, qualification and experience to be successful in the workplace and you have to prove those by your personal examples. (The most sought after skills for many employers are communication, teamwork and time management skills (I assume it depends on the field, however these are the threshold for many employers)). Hence, it is crucial to be active and excellent in both your academic studies and extracurricular activities to prove that you possess the skills and qualification that the employer is looking for. That is why you should start volunteering, engaging in part-time employment and/or being a part of any activity that can help you grow more and develop more skills, apart from your studies.