Meet second year Aston student and scholarship recipient Olivia

Meet second year Aston student and scholarship recipient Olivia


I just followed my passions to University,
business and French were always the subjects that I liked the most. When I found out I
could combine the two and did not have to give one up, I just thought that was perfect. I
looked around for courses, there were a few that did Management with French and things
like that but I think the one at Aston really caught my eye and the second that I came here and met some of the staff like George Jones, who was just crazy. That really
convinced me that this was going to be a great supportive environment as well, but also just
somewhere that would just encourage me to follow those passions, but also in a way that
would lead me to a career path eventually as well. I chose Aston primarily because of the course. My course was very specific in that the business side and the French side are very integrated,
so for me that was something quite unique, I think a lot of Aston’s courses tend to be
quite specific like that which I think is really great. Also, I loved the city when I came here to
visit. The campus is great, I love being in the middle of the city. I’m studying International Business and Modern
Languages, of which I’m majoring most of my languages in French and I’ve got two modules a year
in Mandarin Chinese. I’m really enjoying it. It’s going great, I’ve got lots of friends
on the course. Aston as well, the courses are so international
and they are driven to make you take that step and go abroad. It’s intimidating, it’s
always going to be a little bit scary, but I think it’s the best kind of preparation
for letting you take that step and being comfortable and confident in yourself and moving. So next year is my placement year, I’ll be
working in Geneva for Deloitte. It is a tax placement, which is really exciting. They
are taking one other girl, which is great, because she’s on my course as well, so it
will be nice to have a friend while I’m out there. I get a scholarship, which is great. It gives
me just a little bit more cash for the year, just for extra expenses that crop up. But
personally I’ve saved it for now, which has been difficult, it’s been very tempting to
spend it. If someone was considering supporting scholarships,
I’d just tell them to go for it. It makes a massive difference, probably more than they
realise.

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