|Senior Product Specialist - Sustainability & Payments|
|Finance and consultancy|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Senior Product Specialist - Sustainability & Payments in the United Kingdom
Your degree doesn't anchor to career forever. Ultimately, you are in charge of your career.
Briefly describe the organisation you work for
Mastercard, a leader in global payments and a technology company that connects billions of consumers and thousand of financial institutions
What do you do?
Product Developer and Manager - Develop, ideate and create new financial solutions in sustainability
Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?
Being able to continually learn and grow my experience to pursue my interests, no matter what my previous experience.
Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?
Describe your most memorable day at work
Making a bigger impact than myself
What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?
Radio journalism and archaeology society. Demonstrated wider interests and started my foot in volunteering that lead to working in payments.
What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?
Be open to change and learn early what you do and don't like. Also, your degree doesn't anchor to career forever. Ultimately, you are in charge of your career, change it for you.
What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?
Any, I've worked/volunteered in Media, Heritage, FinTech start ups, Finance/Payments at local and global level
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