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Planning for the future beyond my master's

International MSc student Kamakshi Purushottamlal Khandelwal explains her plans for after graduation and what support she’s received from the Careers Service.

I'm an Indian student currently pursuing my master's degree in International Management. Before this, I completed my undergraduate degree in Bachelors of Commerce from India, along with a qualification in Chartered Accountancy.

After graduation

Having worked in the financial services industry during my studies of Chartered Accountancy, I feel my skills are best suited for a career in financial consultancy. After graduating from Bath, my aim is to enrol on a graduate programme that would support my aspirations of attaining a qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. It would also be a great way for me to gain hands-on practical exposure.

Following this, I would love to start my own business venture and take steps to mark India on the map as an innovative force in the business world.

Seeking advice from our Careers Service

I remember my first meeting with one of the Careers Advisors through the School of Management careers services. I was unsure about which industry to work in, however she guided me through the entire process.

I also received feedback on my CV; suggestions of a few companies that I could apply to; and help with interview preparation, which included mock questions and the best way to answer them. This is the best part about the careers support at the University - the arrangement of one-on-one meetings with advisors.

They help you out at every stage of the job-hunting process. They have online resources that you can access at any time, which include templates for CVs and cover letters and practice questions for interviews and assessment centres. Through their resources, you’re able to learn the differences between an ‘okay’ interview and an ‘impressive’ interview and look at tiny details that could make a significant impact. They have also hosted several interactive career workshops, which I’ve really enjoyed, covering topics like graduate visas and networking.

Navigating the UK job market

The School of Management is keen on helping students interact with companies and has held several company webinars and careers fairs to increase our awareness of different pathways and opportunities. As an Indian student, I found this was essential as I wasn’t familiar with the UK job market and how the applications and hiring practices differ from India. Now I definitely feel more knowledgeable and confident to take the next steps in my career.

I would love to start my own business venture and take steps to mark India on the map as an innovative force in the business world.
Kamakshi Purushottamlal Khandelwal MSc International Management

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