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Marcelle Sylviane Nguemo Tchikanda (Visiting Student Accounting and Management 2012)


I grew up in Cameroon, then I went in Italy for study purposes. Having obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics of Tourism at the university of Bologna, I transferred myself at the University of Siena to attend a Master's degree in Accounting and management. Thanks to Erasmus, I had the possibility to studying at the university of Reading and it was a very enriching and amazing experience. Now, I'm an account manager, studying at Reading allowed me to build a robust platform to face the future challenges.

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

As Henley business School is part of the University of Reading, and it has a great reputation over the World, I decided to grasp the opportunity to study there. In addition, I was looking for a place where I could improve my English and learn from one of the best business school.

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

The environment as a whole. the campus is spacious and green, the library is just amazing with facilities (as safety buses) which encourage students study harder. Halls are close to the university.

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

Keep focus on your studies, enjoy the benefits of cultural diversity, take part the amazing societies which match with your ideals.

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

I'm going to start in June 2013 as junior controller in a firm to Milan in Italy. As I got graduated in December, I'm involved in a lot of voluntary activities in Caristas. Until now I worked as an interpreter (French, Italian and English).

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

When I was in Reading, I took part in numerous workshops related to the selection of a career in Accounting field, the presentation of a CV, the preparation of an interview. In addition, I had for free Microsoft office courses. Therefore, all these tools have given me a great understanding of the profession that I will do sooner.

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

They must work harder in order to upgrade their skills, because the professional world is actually competitive.

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

I have an avalanche of sweet memories. In a nutshell, the University of Reading means a lot for me.

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