Current Employer/Organisation Name
Turner & Townsend
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
After graduating from the Exeter MBA, I began working as a Senior Sustainability Consultant specializing in the built environment sector where I directly apply my academic specialisation and study in sustainability, circular economy, and change management.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I chose this career path so I could work towards effecting resilient and impactful change via interventions at the intersection of people and planet.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I thoroughly enjoyed the amount of diversity in culture and expertise on my MBA programme, as well as the rich academic leadership and support from our professors.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
I loved the ability to embrace my own interests within the boundaries of our MBA study.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
The MBA programme curriculum was one of the only postgraduate programmes, including some based in the US, that specialised in circular economy as a pillar of the study.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
The design thinking workshop has already proved to be a valuable asset to my abilities in my current role. As well as excersises on innovation, communication and stakeholder management.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
Consulting is one of those industries where analytical thinking is just as important as the creative. The challenges are also just as valuable as the reward. It takes an entrepreneurial spirit.
What are your plans for the future?
My plans involve continuing to follow my intuition when it comes to producing work that supports regenerative and innovative solutions which improve on concepts like social value, biodiversity, and inspire innovation.