The winners of this year’s CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments) Global Education Trust Awards (GET) have been awarded all-expenses paid trips and work experience placements with top finance firms in the City of London.
CISI global partner universities were asked to nominate students who had to either/or a combination of submission of a personal statement, an 800-word essay, interviews and presentations.
The GET Awards aims to give these students international exposure to support diversification and employability in the financial services profession.
The four winning students are Mary Damian from the Philippines; Joshua Chow from Singapore; Aya Elbuhaisi from Egypt; and Louveshan Pillay from South Africa.
Mary and Joshua will both be hosted by Mazars Financial Planning.
“Through the visit to London I hope to improve my networking and social skills. A week’s worth of work attachment in London will allow me to learn how western culture and work ethics operate in business and observe how these aspects may or may not differ from Asian company structures.”
Final year undergraduate student, Mary Damian aged 19 from the Philippines, is studying Business Administration with a Major in Financial Management at the University of Santo Tomas.
Aya is studying Accounting at Ains Shams University Egypt and has a week’s work placement with State Street Global Advisors.
Louveshan Pillay is studying a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) at University of Johannesburg, South Africa and has a work placement with SVS Securities.
Kevin Moore Chartered FCSI, CISI Director of Global Business Development said:
“We are delighted to welcome these four outstanding students who have worked so hard to achieve these work placements. Their persistence and ambition has been demonstrated through their serious approach to our Awards process. We know the firms where they will be spending their time are excited to help them get the most out of their experiences in the business environment.
“We are aiming to ensure that these students have the opportunity to gain an overview of the international financial services profession and obtain some useful insights which they can both share in their home countries and apply in their own career development.”
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