Undergraduate student profiles
Essex students are courageous, determined and ambitious.
They don’t just want to learn how, but challenge why. They question
convention and have the guts to share their opinions. They won’t be
spoon-fed; they make up their own minds.
So don’t just take our word for it. Read our student profiles and see if
Essex Business School is for you.
Aleksandra Milosheva - BSc Management and Marketing
Aleksandra is from Bulgaria and is in her second year. She won the Pearson
Education First Year Management Essay Prize for 2014-15.
“I’ve always wanted to study in the UK, but the variety of employability and
social opportunities on offer were what attracted me to Essex Business School.
There’s so much to get involved with, from business societies, placements and
the frontrunner internship scheme to regular social activities and help applying
“So far, my favourite modules are Marketing Management, Organisational
Behaviour, and Digital Marketing and Social Media. Not only are they
educational, they’re practical, interesting, engaging and give me the creative
freedom to think outside the box.”
Qin Zhou - Bsc Accounting and Finance
Qin is from China and is in his final year.
“The wide range of optional modules mean I’ve been able to tailor my course to
the things I find interesting and are best suited to my career goals. The new
Colchester building and trading floor are also great places to learn.
“I found a job with Santander on campus during Welcome Week and also took on a
summer internship with PwC. These were very different types of opportunities,
but both taught me how to adapt my working style to suit different types of
clients, whether they’re professionals or students.”
Huan Luo - Bsc Accounting and Finance
Huan is from China.
“When I came here I was really shy. I got in touch with the International
Student Service and they gave me information about conversation clubs and
English language support classes. When I had issues with the language gap, I
talked with them and they gave me a lot of advice."
Myles Wood-McGrath - BSc International Business and Entrepreneurship
Myles is from Jersey and is studying
International Business with Entrepreneurship at our Southend Campus. Our
common first year in business essentials has given him the confidence to follow
a career in accounting.
“The accounting and finance modules in my first year gave me the
knowledge I needed to secure a six month paid internship with
State Street Corporation. I logged incomes and outgoings for
multimillion pound funds, invested in numerous products and
commodities. I processed payments and invoices and prepared bank
reconciliations for senior accountants.
“After graduation, I’ve been offered a position as an Associate
1 Fund Accountant, where I’ll have the opportunity to study for
my ACCA qualifications and become a Chartered Accountant.”