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How the Brunel experience has shaped the career journey for our alumnus

Yusuf Baba-Ahmed

Brunel has helped me immensely in my career path. I have always applied all the qualitative and analytical skills I gained while studying at the University and this has helped me excel.

Yusuf, Alumni, Postgraduate

Internal Auditor, Federal Government of Nigeria

Corporate Brand Management MSc - 2010

From Nigeria

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

I work for one of the Federal Government financial institutions and I have been doing that for about five years now. Before that, I used to work for another Government institution that was in charge of managing the country’s national identity database. I worked as a Financial Accountant then, and as an Internal Auditor now.

What does a typical day at work involve for you?

I am tasked with the responsibility of providing independent and objective evaluation of the organisation’s financial and operational business activities. I also work to ensure that companies follow proper procedures and function efficiently.

What’s been the highlight of your career journey so far?

Being promoted to mid-level management in the organisation.

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

Brunel has helped me immensely in my career path. I have always applied all the qualitative and analytical skills I gained while studying at the University and this has helped me excel.

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

Brunel was recommended to me by a friend and the experience has been life changing. I would recommend it to anybody who seeks to develop themselves in the areas of academics, sport and personal development.

What is your best memory of studying here?

Meeting people from all over the world and making friends. Uxbridge is also a very nice place to study.

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

Make the best use of the opportunity you have because you can never get enough of the University. It’s a once in a life time experience that I miss every day.

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

Brunel has a world class career development unit so make the best use of it. Also try as much as possible to look out for opportunities that will give you financial freedom. That is, make sure you invest your time and resources in start-ups and innovative ventures.

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