Zhipeng Yan

Country: China
Sector: Other Industries
Job title: Assistant
Subject of study: Financial Economics
Year of graduation: 2018
Type/Level of study: Post graduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Beijing Daxing International Airport Management Center

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

After graduation, I first travelled with my girlfriend in Europe for a month. Then I went back to China to find a job and started working at Beijing Daxing International Airport.

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

In the “New Seven Wonders of the World” list selected by the British Guardian in 2016, Beijing Daxing International Airport ranked first. The main reason for choosing to work at Daxing Airport is that by dedicating my knowledge and strength on an excellent platform, I will realize the value of society and myself.

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

Chinese Society, Chinese Culture Association.

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

Financial economics is more focused on mathematical calculation and econometric programming and requires a better mathematical knowledge. The design of the entire curriculum system is practical and advanced, from basic mathematical knowledge, to econometrics, and portfolio management. Through theoretical teaching and practical skills, step by step, we have a deeper understanding of financial economics in a short period of time. The knowledge will be useful in our career in the future. Here, thank you my teachers and friends for their help.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The University of Exeter has a beautiful campus environment, a good learning atmosphere and friendly teachers and classmates. Here, I was in a good mood and my body and mind were comfortable. In addition, professional and patient teachers taught me very professional and practical knowledge, which greatly improved my research ability and practical application.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Based on the popularity and employment rate of the University of Exeter in China, as well as the beautiful campus environment and comfortable life.

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

Data collection, analysis skills and research capabilities.

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

I suggest strengthening learning and communication with classmates and actively participating in various activities organized by the school. If possible, it is best to intern in a British company for a period of time.

What are your plans for the future?

Working hard, constantly improving myself and then become an excellent manager.


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