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Business School alumnus starts new chapter of his professional life in Japan

Usman Muzaffar

Brunel played a vital role in building my professional skills in the form of learning and development, interacting with the multi-diverse community at Brunel, and exploring new ideas.

Usman, Alumni, Postgraduate

Coordinator International Development, NUCB Business School (Nagoya, Japan)

Business Intelligence & Social Media MSc - 2018

From Pakistan

Additional Brunel qualifications

Marketing MSc, 2016

Which country do you currently live in?

Japan

Tell us about your educational and/or career journey since you graduated from Brunel?

After completing my second master’s degree from the Brunel Business School there were different options to consider but I continued working on the start-up project which I co-founded back in March 2018 under the supervision of Brunel’s Entrepreneur Hub. Travelling was in my blood and due to some family commitments, I moved to Japan in April 2019 and started a new chapter of my professional life. Now I am in charge of recruitment and marketing in a prestigious Business School in Japan and enjoy this job as it reminds me of the beautiful memories as a student at Brunel.

What does a typical day at work involve for you?

My current role is demanding and involves multi-tasking; everything from talent acquisition in the form of admissions to recruitment of working professionals for our Global MBA program. I am also responsible for the promotion and marketing of an English track postgraduate program which our Business School is offering and communicating with international accreditation bodies and prospective students from all over the world.

How would you say your Brunel experience has helped you to get where you are today?

Brunel played a vital role in building my professional skills in the form of learning and development, interacting with the multi-diverse community at Brunel and exploring new ideas and how to counter challenges which I learned at Brunel’s Entrepreneur Hub.

Why did you choose to study at Brunel and why would you recommend Brunel to others?

The Brunel Business School is one of the prominent business schools in the Greater London area with dual accreditations from AACSB and AMBA. The huge green campus and students from multi-diverse backgrounds makes it more unique. In a class studying with more than 50 nationalities is something of my interest as you learn something new from your classmates every day and those were the reasons to choose Brunel as my final destination for postgraduate studies.

What is your best memory of studying here?

Interacting with different people from all over the world, from group projects to the different nationality meals we shared together and enjoying wonderful memories was one of the best parts.

If you could give one piece of advice to current Brunel students, what would that be?

Explore your strengths and involve yourself in different projects run by the University such as the Entrepreneur Hub and the Professional Development Centre, etc. Involve yourself with and participate in different clubs and societies and enjoy every day with different people from all over the world as connections and PR is important in my opinion.

What would be your top tip or key advice for new graduates as they begin their career journey after leaving Brunel?

The world is big enough and so are the opportunities. Explore things from different perspectives, as modern business is changing day by day. Practical knowledge and learning is important - try every opportunity you can get in the University in the form of help and assistance from the Careers team, Alumni Office and Professors. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, as people are always there to support you.

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