Every time I pass the college campus, I think of UCL as a journey that has enabled me to discover my inner-strengths, build life-long friendships and achieve my academic and professional ambitions.
Your time at UCL
Why did you choose to study at UCL?
I chose to study at UCL because of the rigorous course curriculum and research opportunities that the BSc. Population Health programme offers. UCL being one of the few universities in the United Kingdom focussing on population health made it an obvious choice for me.
What’s your favourite / most memorable memory of your time as a UCL student?
Besides academics, the student community and culture at UCL really helped me develop as a person. Dancing to the tunes of hip-hop Bollywood music in dance competitions in a close-knit team culture has to be the most memorable experience of my time at UCL.
Life after UCL
What did you do in the year immediately after graduating?
Upon graduating from UCL in 2018, I joined the MSc International Health Management programme at Imperial College London.
What is your current role? What’s a regular day like?
I am currently interning at a financial advisory services firm in London. My regular day involves researching investment opportunities in the real-estate sector, preparing pitches and business plans and interacting with potential investors,
Can you provide a brief summary of your career since graduation.
Since completing my masters in International Health Management, I have been working as an intern at a financial advisory services (approximately 4 months).
How has your UCL education contributed to your success?
Pursuing a technical course at UCL helped me build strong research skills and boosted my quantitative aptitude, both of which helped me during my Masters at Imperial. These same skills proved to be instrumental during my internship at Sender International.
What advice would you give to your past self when you were a student?
Having completed a master’s in health management and having gained an in-depth expertise of the health market, I feel that rigorous training in data science is extremely helpful for someone intend to build a successful career in this sector. This is something I have realised throughout my undergraduate and post graduate experience. Therefore, my sole advice to my former-self would be to focus on mastering statistical methods and techniques using softwares such as R Studio and Stata.
What advice do you have for current students?
Make the most of the UCL’s clubs and cultural events since these are fantastic opportunities to meet people and interact with them. I feel the biggest contribution UCL has made towards my personality is helping me become more effective at networking. Besides multicultural grooming, I would urge all incoming and current students to focus on data science pathways if one intends to land a career in healthcare research or healthcare consulting.
Describe UCL in 3 words
Fun, diverse, prestigious
What is your lasting impression of UCL?
I have fond memories of my time at UCL. Every time I pass the college campus, I think of UCL as a journey that has enabled me to discover my inner-strengths, build life-long friendships and achieve my academic and professional ambitions.