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International students

Our students from Vietnam

There are around 35 Vietnamese students currently studying at the University of Exeter. Their programmes include:

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter and why did you choose this career?

I relocated back to Vietnam after leaving Exeter and have been working at PricewaterhouseCoopers. I got very interested in transfer pricing issues when I was in Exeter. So when moving back to Vietnam, I applied for transfer pricing services in PwC. This role has given opportunities to work with many colleagues around the world in order to understand the bigger picture of their intercompany pricing policies as well as to support our clients to comply with transfer pricing regulations in Vietnam. 

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

The degree gave me a clear understanding of accounting, which is the backbone of any business. And from that, I guess I could have gone to any role that I wanted. The biggest highlight was I was given the Accounting Scholarship, which was a prestigious scholarship paying towards my MSc and which meant I could also teach first year students while studying.  It was an amazing experience because I always love teaching and if it were not because of the visa requirements, I would have stayed longer.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

It is difficult to put into words. Let's just say Exeter gave me everything I wanted. It was the city, the people (both local people and members of staff), the students and the degree. The city is vibrant but at the same time not too big that you would feel overwhelmed. Everyone is friendly and that really goes against what overseas students like us tend to hear about the UK, like people are very cold and reserved. The degree is well structured and gives us everything we need for our career. 

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

I was friends with students from the UK and around the world. So during our group work assignments, I was usually in a very diverse team, which helped me to understand how to work with different people from different backgrounds. Also, being pro-active and asking questions when I was not clear about something is a huge thing in my daily work life. 

Find out Viet's top tips on his You Tube video