Suparna Ray

Country: India
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Assistant Professor
Subject of study: Finance
Year of graduation: 2016
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

XIM University

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

Employed as teaching & research faculty in educational institutions.

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

My life’s ambition to pursue a career in academia Both research & teaching.

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

Yes, Exeter sports club.

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

Research experience during my doctoral studies Its successful completion on time.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The guidance i received from my PhD supervisors, the enjoyable yet serious atmosphere at the Business School PhD student study hall & my life as a PhD student at Exeter – all are my fond memories!

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

1) Exeter is one of the top ten UK Schools in Accounting & Finance;

2) Supervision from the Finance Professor, Grzegorz Trojanowski who shared my research interests & had always guided me keeping in mind my best interest;

3) The Business School PhD bursary.

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

Research exposure from presenting at various conferences, always supported by my PhD supervisors teaching exposure, by tutoring a number of undergraduate & postgraduate courses, supported by my PhD supervisors.

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

Utilize your time at Exeter judiciously to get the maximum benefit from the course that you will be pursuing there.

What are your plans for the future?

Continuing in academia & do more fruitful research & also act as a PhD supervisor myself.


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