In 2010, I ‘pressed pause’, looked at my professional life and decided it was time to make some changes. I graduated from the University of St Andrews in 2007, and then worked in middle-office operations for JPMorgan before taking on a management role with a small engineering firm in the UK. However, as I looked around the office at the career paths of the more senior managers around me, I had the gnawing feeling that I wanted to achieve more. Like most people, I want to do great things with my life. The difference is that I decided to put this desire into action in 2010.
Studying in Hong Kong appeals to me, as the city is highly dynamic, fast-paced and home to pretty much every major financial and corporate organisation in the world. I want to take advantage of the ties that HKU has with the business community and further my local knowledge while building connections. The city is a melting pot of cultures, economic perspectives and ways of doing business. A sizeable portion of the assessment will be group-based projects, and I relish the opportunity to work with a diverse group of students with different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.