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Tiantian Huang (MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking 2011)


I studied in the ICMA Centre during 2010-2011, majoring in MSc ISIB. I used to work for Agrofert in financial analysis before I went to ICMA, and have focused on the financial industry since I graduated from ICMA. Now I am employed by JHF Precious Metal Investment company as a Research Analyst.

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

Firstly, the UoR provide a world-class financial education in UK which has built up an excellent reputation over the world. Secondly, I like the environment of the campus which is friendly to international students. Last but not least, UoR has a powerful alumni networks and high quality follow-up career service.

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

The functional student support. As an international student, there are lots of challenges to face at beginning, like the language barrier, finding a job, financial problems etc. All of the troubles can be assisted with effective student support, like that which is given at the University of Reading.

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

For international students, if you're experiencing a language barrier, don't be afraid to practice your English in deep conversations with professors and colleagues. They are all friendly and happy to talk with you.

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

Now I am employed by JHF Precious Metal Investment company as a Research Analyst. I sent my CV in a job fair and, fortunately, I got my job offer soon.

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

Spend more time and energy to learn everything on financial sector.

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

With the constant help of the Careers Centre, we can get the latest information, about job vacancy, and CV guidance.

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

You should prepare your CV as soon as possible, best before your graduation.

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

My one-year spent in Reading means a lot to me. The modules in my degree were very intensive, but I worked hard to achieve academic success. I grew up to be a sophisticated and confident person in Reading.

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