Current Employer/Organisation Name
JP Morgan Chase
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I joined the graduate scheme at JP Morgan straight after graduating and an analyst, and have been there for 2 years now, completing the grad scheme and promoted to Associate.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I did an internship there in my penultimate year summer, and was accepted into the grad scheme following that internship to start once I had finished my 4th year of uni. The work is very global and dynamic, the graduate scheme has 3 different rotations which is great for skill building. Team work is a great aspect.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
Wine Society, Medical Sciences society.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
The best highlight was the Professional Training Year (PTY) which I did at Exeter medical school and have had a published paper from it in 2 journals.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
The atmosphere is great the teaching is great and the employability is fantastic as they give you many opportunities.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
It’s a good campus based uni, and Devon was the main attraction.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Definitely working while I was studying, and the professional training year.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
Make sure you get in there early for applications, it is very competitive. However, don’t be disheartened if you do not get in, there are many banks which offer the same schemes so apply to all that you can.
What are your plans for the future?
To stay in JP Morgan until I can pursue my PhD in the topic that I did my professional training year in while at Exeter.