Nanci Dhell

"My degree allowed me to be an entrepreneur. For somebody who was 18 at the time, I never thought in detail what setting up a business would look like. Combining business insights with academia, my degree has put me in a position to reach my goals." 

Nanci Dhell, 
BA Hons Business Management

Nanci Dhell 

What made you consider a business management degree?
"I previously worked for a recruitment company. My experience showed me the best jobs were going to people with degrees. I realised actually having a degree is important and I wanted to pursue the journey of being a manager one day. I found the University of Greenwich which offers business degrees within various disciplines and I decided to apply for business management."
 
Has the degree given you entrepreneurial skills to help you set up your own business?

"My degree allowed me to be an entrepreneur. For somebody who was 18 at the time, I never thought in detail what setting up a business would look like. Combining business insights with academia, my degree has put me in a position to reach my goals."

What opportunities did you get involved in at Greenwich?
"I joined the Christian Union Society in my first year and was re-elected as president in my second. Along with a long list of societies, the Student's Union bar also gave me more exposure to the social aspects of university."

What kind of work experience did you gain?
"I completed a placement year at Warner Bros in the human resources (HR) department. I also pursued some volunteering opportunities at various events around Greenwich. The university is good at presenting opportunities available to you such as volunteering, internships, studying abroad and a placement year."

Tell us about your placement experience.
"It was amazing working at Warner Bros. I was the learning and development intern in the HR department. I was involved in all the training for acquired companies in the UK market. However, I  also assisted with European training as well. It was a role with a great deal of responsibility. Being in a team of four, I was incredibly busy the entire year but I loved it.

I was able to apply everything I'd learnt from my placement into final year studies. I don't know if my assignments would have been as good if I opted not to do a placement year."

So Nanci, what does the future look like for you now?
"I'm driven to work in Human Resources. I have been offered a yearlong job working within the Learning and Development team at Citi Bank in New York. I believe it is important to gain experiences in other countries in order to fully understand how businesses operate in the global market. My goal is to work in a multinational company and I'm looking forward to working in different industries and locations to gain more knowledge."
 
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