Joseph Coffey

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Scientific and Technical Consulting
Job title: Technology Consulting Manager
Subject of study: Geography
Year of graduation: 2012
Type/Level of study: Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Accenture

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

Undertook part time work for six months, and then joined Accenture in London (technology consulting). Have worked here ever since!

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

Work with a variety of clients in the Financial Services industry. I feel I can make a real difference to how clients operate from a technology perspective, which is critical to growth.

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

President of the Geography Society (GeogSoc). Also played football for both Business & Economics Society (BESoc) and the University Football Team. Casual member of the Squash team.

Were you part of the Exeter Student Ambassador Scheme at any point during your studies?

Yes.

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

Iceland trip in second year – amazing country. Also loved the other students on my course, have made a lot of friends which I still see now.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

Fantastic city, great campus and close to the city centre. Beautiful area of the country.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Highly regarded university for my degree. Beautiful area of the country.

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

Transferable skills – technology, presenting, confidence in groups, social skills. Problem solving also very useful.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Be open minded as consulting is such a broad area. Lots of choice. Try to get work experience on schemes at Big 4 / Accenture for example.

What are your plans for the future?

Continue progressing at Accenture, and get married June 2022!

 

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