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Sharing thoughts of Dundee

Published on 13 October 2021

Chris Mok from Hong Kong is a graduate of our MSc Finance degree. Now working as a Project Manager with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, he shares his thoughts of Dundee

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Chris Mok from Hong Kong is a graduate of our MSc Finance degree. Now working as a Project Manager with Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, he shares his thoughts of Dundee.

“It's very common nowadays to pursue a master degree before entering the commercial world. The MSc Finance degree was very much related to my undergraduate major which I wanted to study to deepen my knowledge”

Chris Mok, MSc Finance graduate

"There were not a lot of lectures to attend but we needed to read research materials outside classes. I quite enjoy this self-learning approach. The professors were so knowledgeable in their fields that they could guide us to prepare our dissertation with high academic standard.

"It is very relaxing to study and live in Dundee. It is very much different from Hong Kong where the pace is too fast. In my leisure time in Dundee, I enjoyed riding a bike in places like Inverness, Perth and Edinburgh to see some stunning views.

"When I graduated, I started my career in a local bank working as a business analyst. I was responsible for structured products and trading systems. After being promoted twice, I jumped to an international consultancy and worked on a FX project for my client HSBC. Around a year later, I took the chance to change the field from banking to asset management. I moved to work in Fidelity International as an analyst in business change management, then a Business Analyst at UBS and now a Project Manager at Morgan Stanley.

"When it comes to job hunting, the more CV’s you send, the more interviews you may have, the higher chance you get an offer. Creating profile on job hunting websites such as e-financial and LinkedIn could be helpful. It is also beneficial to build network with head-hunters too. For CV writing, I do not bother you repeating the advices from the experts, but I do recommend you to send CV to your peers and professors for comments."

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