02 Aug Fun/study balance – Dhananjay Maroo
Course studied: MSc Management
Year of graduation: 2016
When I left Brunel…
My initial plan was to join my father in business and explore some new opportunities for me to grow or expand the business. We have a family business in Customs Clearing and Logistics.
At the moment…
As per my plan, I am working in my family business of customs clearing and logistics as a manager. I am in a client facing role. I have worked within documentation & operations as well as accounting & finance.
I then took some time out to work with a start up consultancy and am now exploring some new opportunities where I can develop something new or help in adding value to our business.
How I have developed professionally since graduating…
I have more self confidence when it comes to dealing with clients, interacting with prospective clients, following up on payments from clients (something I had never done before).
I have attended Tedx talks and conferences where I have been able to network with other individuals.
How I have developed personally…
I know myself better, I am well aware of my strengths and weaknesses. I am more comfortable and more accepting of the way I am as a person.
My advice to recent graduates/students graduating soon…
- Most importantly, enjoy your time at Brunel and in London. London is one of the finest cities in the world and, now that I have been away from Brunel for nearly 2 years, I miss it terribly.
- Use the independence to grow as a person, make use of the PDC and other resources for your job prospects and professional life.
- You’ll make great friends, and great memories, at the university and some of these friendships can last a lifetime. It is an excellent opportunity to meet people from different countries and cultures, so go out there and socialise. Explore the culture in London. It also helps to join clubs and societies.
- It is very important to balance fun with study. So study hard when you have to, make the most of the free time you have.