Damon Lau tells us how he managed to secure a job at PwC whilst completing his postgraduate studies in MSc Finance

Faculty of Business

Plymouth University

Tell us about your career path since graduation.
I applied for my current job whilst studying and the course definitely made my application stand out. I started just before submitting my dissertation. I am almost at the end of my first year with PwC, with only two left before I become chartered and obtain the ACA qualification.

How did studying at Plymouth help you?
Studying at Plymouth University helped me enormously as it enabled me to build on subject areas in which I was pretty poor, as well as opening new opportunities. For example, when I did my first presentation I was so nervous and spoke so fast because I wanted it to be over. After being given feedback and working on certain areas, I was able to gain confidence and improve my skills. This can be said for a number of areas including working in groups and the quality of assignments.

What is your favourite memory of studying at Plymouth?
I have many good memories from studying at Plymouth University, so it would be difficult to think of one specifically. There were great opportunities to meet people from different backgrounds and ethnicities, who I would never have met had I not studied at Plymouth. Overall, I would say my favourite part of studying at Plymouth would be the relationships I built with classmates and the people I met along the way.

Would you recommend undertaking a course with Plymouth University?
Yes, I learnt a lot and made some great friends. The facilities at Plymouth University are incredible – such as the 24/7 library and computing facilities – and staff members’ ability to connect and communicate with students is also great.

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