A University of Bedfordshire graduate has reflected on the past year since landing a role working for world-leading technology giant, Microsoft.
After initially joining the organisation as a Product Advisor, Nekhel quickly found himself entrenched in the Impact Enterprise Team, delivering training and enterprise experiences to account holders and customers.
Nekhel said: “This past year has been incredibly rewarding, far beyond what I anticipated. From presenting on stage at EuroShop (the world´s number one retail trade fair) to delivering customer success training to over 5,000 users - I’ve been driving user adoption and digital transformation through teaching and enterprise engagements."
The people I’ve met and the things I’ve learnt have been nothing short of extraordinary and I’m excited to see what the future has in store.
Nekhel was able to use his time whilst studying at the University’s Business School to develop his understanding and skills which have gone on to be vital in his current role. He said: “I was very nervous when I started at Beds but as I went through the course I developed a lot as a person.
“The interpersonal skills I developed during the progression of my degree enabled me to execute this role to the best of my ability, opening up a number of doors to wider opportunities and achievements. The independent learning skills I obtained have also helped me achieve further certifications.”
The Business Economics course, taught at the University’s Luton Campus, features teaching units such as Business Practice Explored, Personal Development & Employability, Applied Economics and Economics of Globalisation, which all gave Nekhel a foundation of knowledge to build on with his own experiences and study.
He said: “The biggest challenge for me was adapting to self-learning. When you’re at school you have teachers watching over you all the time, but at university you need to put your own work in.
“Being able to adapt to that has helped me be where I am today and is going to help me in the future as well.”
Chris Marshall, Interim Executive Dean of Bedfordshire’s award-winning Business School, said: “I’m delighted to see Nekhel’s success so far, and I suspect he will achieve much more success in the future. At Bedfordshire, our practice led approach to teaching gives our students the best possible chance to go into industry and make their own mark.
“We put a central focus on the employability of our graduates – making sure that developing student’s skills, knowledge and career prospects are at the heart of everything we do.”
More graduate success stories can be found on the Business School’s webpage, where prospective students can also learn about the variety of courses on offer, such as Accounting, Events Management, Law and Marketing.
2020/21 places are still available on courses through Clearing – call the dedicated support team now to discuss your options on 0300 3300 703 or apply directly online via www.beds.ac.uk/clearing
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