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ICMA Centre Profiles – Juvereya Shoab

Today we meet Juvereya Shoab, one of the four students being awarded the prestigious student award scheme at the University of Reading, the Chancellor's Award.

What inspires you about your chosen subject of study?

The field of finance has always fascinated me given its rapid development and tumultuous history. I have been intrigued by the resilience of the financial world to begin to return to normalcy so fast. This drives me to learn in an in-depth way, how the financial industry works, how it emerges so victoriously at times and yet falls so disastrously at other times. Added to that, pursuing a subject of this genre in an international setting is an additional bonus for me.

What attracted you to the University of Reading?

I first became aware of the ICMA Centre as it was recommended to me by a previous Alumnus. What attracted me most to the ICMA Centre was that it offered you a hands-on experience of what it is like to work in the financial sector of the economy. The modern facilities and the international environment, also greatly appealed to me.

What do you plan to do after you complete this course?

I would like to pursue my studies further in the subject of finance. I see myself working as a professional in either an investment bank or a financial firm. I have kept my options open ranging from an analyst working in the investment and treasury department of a bank to a consultant/adviser in a big accounting/consulting firm.

What’s the best thing about life at Reading?

Reading is a nice town filled with vivacity, energy and people. It’s laid back approach and proximity to the most happening place, London, has always attracted me. The atmosphere and the people here are also really friendly which has made my stay all the more enjoyable. The International environment at the University of Reading broadens your horizons to different cultures and enhances your learning experience.

Have you got any advice for future students?

You will meet many bright people and it can be very competitive, so you need to be confident to shine on your own. Get involved in students activities like the trading and investment society.

I sometimes play badminton but my real passion is football- now that Reading are in the Premier League I might get to see my favorite team- Manchester United!

Published 7 January 2013

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