Meet Ayesha. With support from the University’s Student Wellbeing team, Ayesha excelled at Herts and is now an Expenditure Account Assistant for a global company.
|Current job role||Expenditure Account Assistant for BMS World Mission|
|Year of graduation||2022|
|Course of study||MSc International Business|
A strong support network
Ayesha has been hearing impaired since birth and before arriving at Herts, she felt that she didn’t have a strong support network. In her words, ‘I was clueless about what I needed to do in class or how I could study. I shared my concerns with the University’s Student Wellbeing service, and they were amazing. When classes were held online because of the pandemic, I was provided with live transcribing software so that I didn’t miss any details and I was also given a notetaker.’
This peace of mind allowed Ayesha to develop her skills in other areas, namely public speaking. Ayesha says, ‘I was anxious about speaking in front of people, but my tutors offered a supportive environment and encouraged us to participate. This boosted my confidence, which led to me winning an award for best poster presentation during the Supply Chain Management module. The module leader then asked me and 10 peers to present our poster to a panel of judges in a separate competition at the University. I came third and the judges praised me for my confidence.’
Her career ambitions
Ayesha is now an Expenditure Account Assistant for BMS World Mission, a Christian mission organisation working in 30 countries. Her long-term goal is to work for a major financial company in the UK and to volunteer to help vulnerable children across the world.
Ayesha believes the MSc International Business course changed her life. She says, ‘I was working in a different field before I came to Herts. If you keep a positive mindset and work hard, you will be able to overcome any challenges you face.’