Nahnsu Dawkins

Country: United Kingdom
Sector: Internet & Software
Job title: Student
Subject of study: Physics
Year of graduation: 2020
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Per Scholas

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

I job searched for about a year after graduating, mainly unsuccessfully, as I didn’t have a strong network of connections and I later learned that most Americans didn’t understand my degree (an MPhys). I tutored during this time, and now I’m a student with Per Scholas studying full stack java development.

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

I enjoy coding and eventually found it’s where there was a lot of demand, as I was very unsure about what to go into after my degree.

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

I was a member of the Physics society, games, and muay thai society.

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

I really enjoyed the depth of knowledge covered in my degree and the passion of the lecturers.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Because they were a rising star in the physics university rankings, the community and campus seemed really lovely, and they had a higher proportion of female students in physics, which I took to be a good sign.

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

The ability to learn well- independence, curiosity, and a good mathematical foundation

What are your plans for the future?

To become a software developer and then to pivot using more of my analytical skills that I gained during my degree.


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