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Standing at the career summit

Saif Nazrul

Saif Nazrul studied Business and Management at the University of Hull. Here he describes how he secured his dream job at Maxwell Stamp, a management consultancy firm, through visiting a British Council Career Summit. 

I graduated in 2015 with first class honors in Business and Management from the University of Hull, studying at the university’s campus in Scarborough - a quaint seaside town in North-East England.

In 2012, I was awarded the Hull University International Undergraduate Scholarship, which was then renewed twice due to continued merit. This meant that I effectively received a full tuition fee waiver while completing my three year undergraduate degree. I also took part in a summer school program at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) with the assistance of a grant arranged by the Hull University Business School taking part in the summer programme’s weekend trip abroad in Germany, which was a thrilling experience for me.

I found the people I had met over the last few years to be very friendly, and the university offered an unrivalled student experience with the perfect balance of studies, industry exposure, and student life. The international community of teachers and students provided me with the opportunity to build lasting relationships and create a global network. The whole experience has allowed me the privilege of developing myself as a professional, confident and well-equipped individual, ready to dive into the world of work.

Soon after my graduation in 2015, I returned to Bangladesh.  While being on looking for job opportunities, I saw an advertisement for the British Council’s Career Summit. I took special note of this since my O and A Levels were accredited by them, and I had been a member of the British Council library during my primary and secondary school years. I attended several undergraduate education exhibitions hosted at British Council with representatives from a range of British universities.  So I saw the summit as a great opportunity that would enhance my professional network, and perhaps even lead to a fitting job.

Maxwell Stamp - a management consultancy firm headquartered in London – had a stall that immediately sparked my interest and I ended up talking to their representatives. Soon after the event, they called me back for a meeting, and after a rigorous selection process I began to work for them.  

I have worked for Maxwell Stamp for a few months now, and I am thoroughly enjoying my work here.  I would like to thank British Council for creating this platform for me to interact with potential employers, and develop my professional network. The event helped me to secure the ideal job at Maxwell Stamp Limited, and I am sure that it assisted many other individuals like me on both their educational, and career paths.