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Chenjun Zhang

MSc Banking and Risk

Why did you choose to study at the University of Edinburgh Business School?

The beautiful city, the best-designed courses, the prominent lecturers, and the opportunity of solving real-life professional problems provided by this Masters in Banking and Risk programme are the top reasons why the University of Edinburgh Business School was my first choice.

How did your degree prepare you for your future career?

My degree provided me with a holistic view of the financial market, useful knowledge of financial modelling, statistics, Basel accords, different risk measurements and valuation methods, machine learning techniques, the programming skills (SAS, SQL) that fit my target companies’ needs. The University’s career programme also offered me the part-time internship opportunity to work in a local blockchain technology company in Edinburgh during semesters. The company sponsored dissertations the Business School was offering granted me the chance to work in the UK banking industry. These experiences added great value to my CV. My kindest professors were also very helpful and provided me with valuable advice when I was confused about my future career choices.

Alumni wisdom: if you could offer one piece of advice to current students, what would it be?

Ask good questions—it will always help you. No matter if it is a question to teachers, interviewers, or even yourselves.

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