What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?
I enjoyed doing my Psychology degree as it allowed me to understand the complexity of the human brain and thought process. It was fascinating to be a student in this field of study as we learn how human psychology is affected by biological, social context and as we age. My biggest highlight was to conduct a study for my final year project, in which we instructed participants to play a zombie-killing game as part of our research.
What did you enjoy most about studying here?
I enjoyed studying at the Streatham Campus as it is beautiful with great scenery basically everywhere. The city is located within walking distance if you want to hangout in the local restaurants, bars or clubs.
What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?
Networking skills and research skills.
What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?
After graduating from Exeter, I have been working in the life insurance industry as a trainer. I provide product, soft-skills and onboarding training to sales staff. I started my career in Prudential Malaysia, a multinational company from the UK and made a job switch to Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia, a multinational company from Japan.
Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?
When I was doing my Psychology degree, I really enjoyed the fact that we had to continuously engage in critical thinking when completing our essay assignments. Being a sales and leadership trainer, it is essential for me to frequently evaluate our training contents and materials in order to ensure it helps our target audience to perform in their role. What I enjoy most about my work is that my role is basically to help put people in the best position to be successful.
What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?
The training role has a steep learning curve. You have to take the initiative to continue developing personally.
What are your plans for the future?
My goal at the moment is to climb the corporate ladder and hopefully reach the C-suite level one day in the future. Currently, apart from working, I am also doing my Masters degree in the highest ranked university in Malaysia - University of Malaya.