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Adam Fahn (BSc Mathematics 2002)


A career spanning industries including technology, food & drink, Politics and Facilities Management. Working in the commercial, public and third sector.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

It was a mix between the campus facilities, location and town centre and of course it's reputation for Maths.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

Far too many things to list and apart from living a great life with lots to do, the beautiful setting of the campus is something to treasure. 

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Enjoy yourself, work hard but remember employers are looking for more than just exam results. They want to know you have lived and can bring benefits to their company beyond just your degree knowledge.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

I am working in a sales development capacity for clients and also working on an exciting new technology business. I am not sure how I got here, life has ups and downs but if you keep trying, networking and never burn bridges, it just kind of works out.

What would be your top tips for students interested in working in this sector?

A tricky question, I work in sales and business development but also work on the commercial and operations side and have clients in vending, security, stationery and others.

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

While a degree in Maths is still quite an achievement, simply graduating from a University with Reading's reputation demonstrates certain abilities in a person. I learned to live, think and solve problems. If you can do that, someone somewhere will pay you for that ability.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

Be the pigeon, not the statue. Find something you like doing and make a living from it.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

Many memories come back from time to time. The University is a lot about freedom and responsibilities at you go from having everything done for you to doing things yourself. Because I went to Reading, I had a good start to my adult life.

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