Portrait photograph of: Iordanis Kesoulis

Iordanis Kesoulis

Country Of Origin: Greece

Degree: MSc International Business & Strategy, 2018

Graduate Consultant - Business Analyst, Santander UK

Why did you choose to study at LUMS?

I chose to study at LUMS because the programme suited my career interests and due to the all-inclusive campus.

 What was the best thing about your course?

 The multicultural environment and multiple group work.

 What/who inspired you most at LUMS and why?

 The competitive environment and the motivated people around me inspired me to work hard.

 Describe your time at LUMS in three words.

 Multicultural, library, experiences.

 What are the best memories of your time at Lancaster?

 The World Economic Forum module in my course was a great opportunity for productive group work, research interesting economic topics and having a great event at the end of the module. Also, all the social events we had with my coursemates have been beautiful memories.

 What are the best things about living in the Lancaster area?

 The campus provides a great study environment and opportunities to make friends. The town is cosy and has nice places to eat or have a coffee.

 Which parts of your Lancaster experience were the best preparation for your job?

 The multiple group works we had during my programme, helped me in the assessment centres. The Career Skills module and mostly the presentation workshop provided me with essential skills for applying to jobs and going through the hiring process. The technical knowledge I received during my course was helpful during interviews.

 What impact has your Lancaster experience had on your career?

 During my studies, I had the opportunity to improve my soft skills and learn to work in a multicultural environment, which is really helpful in my profession.

 Is there anything else about your LUMS experience that you'd like to share with us?

 LUMS provided me with life-lasting experiences and friends and helped me commence my career.