Current Employer/Organisation Name
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
I am working as Regional HR Manager since return from Exeter.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
I have started a career in HR after completion of an undergraduate degree in 2001. I enjoy helping and supporting people to improve their skills by mentoring them. Also, I have been obsessed with the idea of improving people engagement is the only way to achieve organisation objectives. Same time engaged with voluntary work with the University of Exeter by conducting Mock Interview and participating in the Career Mentor scheme.
Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?
I was a member of the Pakistani Society.
What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I love the campus it is the most beautiful University campus. Apart from that, We had excellent professors like Graham Perkinson, Will Harvey, Sarah Gilmore and Steven Taylor. I would say best Professors /Lecturers on the campus and their classes delivery style was awesome, easy to understand for someone new. All were very cooperative and willing to engage with the diverse class.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
I love being at campus because the facilities like excellent library, computers and resources were availability 24/7. The campus itself its beautiful build on hills. The all operations staff were extremely friendly, cooperative and willing to guide if you needed. I enjoy most the welcomeness from the University and its team.
Why did you choose to study at Exeter?
Tier 1, Russell Group Business School is the best among the UK best Business School due to its ranking, way to deliver the courses and course content.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Yes, I have again besides course other useful skills through career zone and INTO employability e.g presentation skills, group managing, academic writing, managing stress and many more workshops. University has given us the platform to grow in any aspect of life.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
Students should start associating themselves with HR professionals early enough through LinkedIn. Not everyone can thrive as an HR professional but only those can who have an understanding of how businesses works are going to have career progression in HR. Those are willing to learn new skills and built strong resilience to drive themselves. The University of Exeter is a great place to learn those skills by exploring other options apart from your classroom. It could be by networking, joining societies, attending workshops, seminars and Webinar provided by career zone. Maximizing your time while in Exeter to explore new opportunities to learn additional skills
What are your plans for the future?
In 6-7 years, I would like to open my HR consultancy firm in the UK/UAE.