|Financial services Consultant|
|Finance and consultancy|
|Large business (250+ employees)|
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A day in the life of a Financial services Consultant in the United States
Never stop networking and developing your soft skills.
Briefly describe the organisation you work for
Mastercard Data & Services Consulting. British Army
What do you do?
Commercial Payments & Processing SME consulting tier 1 issuers and processors
Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?
Working with people and helping solve complex problems
Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?
Yes - I joined the British Army for 7 years and then moved into Financial Services Consulting. I continue to serve as a British Army Reserve Officer.
Describe your most memorable day at work
Go-live day on a large long term technology project - The culmination of helping an organization make a giant technology leap forward was fantastic.
Are there any challenges associated with your job?
Consulting can have long hours and clients who are demanding.
What’s your work environment and culture like?
Mastercard work environment is great. I really enjoy working with my colleagues
What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?
UOTC - University Officer Training Corps - Leadership & public speaking
Boxing - Confidence to face up to challenges
What would you like to do next with your career?
Continue to develop an SME lane and lead the consulting practice
What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?
Never stop networking and developing your soft skills
What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?
Consulting, technology, financial services, British Army
Is there anything else you’d like to tell us?
Currently completing a part-time MBA at Wake Forest University
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