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Hamish Kennett

Master of Finance graduate

Deals Edge Graduate at PwC

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The finance sector is notorious for being hard to enter into as a new graduate. Breaking into the Finance job market has been further amplified by COVID-19. A University of Otago Master of Finance will set you apart when it comes to securing employment after graduation.

Compared to my undergraduate Bachelor degree, completing a Master of Finance developed a skillset that better prepared me for the roles I now fulfil in the workplace. Time management, concise report writing, data analytics, modelling and presenting are examples of skills learnt during my postgraduate year that have been transferred to the expectations of my day-to-day responsibilities.

Personally, I found the FINC 580 Research Project the most beneficial. This self-driven project helped me learn and develop important research kills and supported my transition from being a reactive learner to a proactive team member in my workplace.