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Physics, 2006
Accountant, John Lewis

Once I had graduated from York in Physics in 2006, I trained as an accountant on the Ernst and Young graduate scheme and now I work at John Lewis, which I absolutely love!

The mathematics element of my degree has been helpful in the finance industry but, mainly, Physics at York is very project based, which has really helped me when working in audit teams. It has also really allowed me to develop my leadership skills and the proficiency to meet deadlines efficiently.

The communication and people skills I gained at York have been invaluable to my career; at York you get lots of face time meaning that I had to interact with people on a daily basis, which is really useful in the world of work. York felt like a natural progression for me – I thought it looked stunning, was a really sociable and friendly environment, and was community based. The collegiate system really helps to strengthen this.

"Going to York really helps you to set your CV apart from the others – it offers a fantastic academic reputation and develops your personal and professional skills."

The best thing I got involved in at York was sport – especially lacrosse and netball. The most important attributes I developed as a person were definitely through sport: I became more confident, more motivated and more assertive.