Find your potential - Geevahan Vaikundavasan

  • Published: 26 Jul 2018

Starting a brand new student society was one of the many things that Geev got involved in during his time with us.

I was quite naive when I started my course but I had a desire to make the most out of my experience at the university.  It was quite easy to get to know everybody in my class pretty quickly and established some very strong friendships.   

While I was at university, I got involved in a whole host of activities. In my first year, I joined the centre of entrepreneurship and completed their 8-week challenge. I received a Gold Certificate at the end of it. I also followed my passion for cricket and I joined the University cricket club.

In my second year, I was lucky to be invited to spend a semester abroad at the ANU in Canberra. My Third year, I co-founded, with 3 friends, the Investment Society which was a challenging but rewarding experience and I was able to give back to my school and university.  All of us from the same team went on to compete at the IBM University Challenge, where we were able to get to the UK semi-finals. 

I think my semester abroad at the ANU in Canberra was the highlight of my university experience. I got to see a new country, meet new people and make new friends. I got to see how my subject was being taught there and it was a truly amazing experience. 

I learnt to really push myself outside of my studies and in by doing so, I was able to hone some great skills, including time-management, leadership and communication. All of which are valuable in today's job market. I believe it was important in any case to be able to integrate into university life and there is no better way than getting into things you love and enjoy doing. 

I have secured a graduate job with JP Morgan in Edinburgh within investment banking, I feel my time at Dundee has fully prepared me to embark on this new exciting career . I have a family trip to Bali planned before I start my job and get in some serious relaxation. 

Apart from the invaluable skills and experience that you gain by doing extra-curricular activities, you also get to make friends for life! 

Really get the most out of your university experience, there are so many opportunities available to you. 

I think my semester abroad at the ANU in Canberra was the highlight of my university experience. I got to see a new country, meet new people and make new friends.

Geevahan Vaikundavasan