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Hanad Mohamed - my career success

Published on 29 January 2020

After attending an employer talk on campus whilst in his final year, Hanad now finds himself working for Handelsbanken UK in a job he loves

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Hanad Mohamed against a plain background

Upon completion of high school in Sweden, Hanad wanted to pursue his dream of moving to the UK and progress his education and career there. 

"My plan was always to move to the UK once I finished high school in Sweden and Dundee stood out for me as it had a university with a good business school. The University also has an international community with students from all over the world which appealed to me as I was moving to a new country and did not know anyone so having people in the same boat as me was comforting.

"I chose to study International Business because I felt that the modules that the degree offered were the best fit for me. The broadness of the degree allowed me to study macro and micro economics but also management concepts, financial management and human resources.

"I was part of the Dundee University Business Society for two years, the first year as the sports representative and the second year as one of the social representatives. I was also in the men’s football team."

The ultimate goal for all students is to move into a successful career and in the School, we do all we can to help guide students to their dream job. Hanad is currently Account Manager Support at Handelsbanken UK. 

"Handelsbanken came to the University to do a presentation with the hope of taking on a student on a summer internship. Even though I was in my final year and not really looking for an internship I went along and spoke to the person representing the bank once the talk finished. Luckily for me, there was a role opening in the summer and the interview process started the next week. It took 7 interviews and a trip down to Manchester to meet HR during my stressful last semester but it was worth it now!

"The advice I would give is to work hard, get yourself out there with regards to clubs and societies. Get involved in extracurricular activities to build your CV, try to do an internship over the summer and also enjoy your time in university!"

“I was lucky enough to do a degree that I enjoyed as well as meeting people on the course that are now my best friends. There is a big student presence in Dundee as well with ample social activities which made life outside of university enjoyable.”

Hanad Mohamed

Enquiries

James Robertson

Senior Marketing Officer

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j.b.robertson@dundee.ac.uk