Brian Lee

Country: Hong Kong
Sector: Aerospace
Job title: Pilot
Subject of study: Engineering Business Management
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Cathay Pacific

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

Following graduation in Exeter I have obtained a sponsorship to study a Diploma in Aviation and I am now working as an airline pilot based in Hong Kong.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

Becoming a pilot has always been part of my childhood dream, I love and never get bored of my office view while I could travel around the globe.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I was a member of badminton club during my time at Exeter, which offers a place for me to relax from the stressful coursework deadline and indeed knowing friends who shared same interests.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

I found the hybrid teaching style by combining lecture and tutorial particularly useful, while the tutorial section provide a small-class size to tailor each student needs.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Large quantity of computers and working station available on campus, rarely have to worry about where to find a place to study.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

The great effort to provide a greener environment to student has drawn my attention.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Communication skills: Since student in Exeter do consist of various nationality, which fully equipped myself to work with people from a multi-national background.


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