Chloe Dawson, Accounting and Finance

Why did you choose to study at Keele Business School (KBS)

I loved keele when I came to look around and it was my top choice. I wanted to study accounting purely because I love maths and enjoy being with people.

What do you enjoy most about studying at KBS?

A lot of my lecturers are lovely and really approachable which makes it far more enjoyable.

Can you tell us about bit about your new job/graduate placement?

I did work experience at an Accountancy firm over the Easter holidays and was offered a summer job. Two weeks after starting my Manager offered me a graduate job. I love the firm, it's local to me but still a rather large firm. The staff are lovely and I felt really at home. I also got to do loads of clients accounts, tax returns, audits and took part in client meetings. I didn't have an interview as such, just a casual phone call. I know when I start the job in September another member of staff at the firm will be training me which I am looking forward to.

How do you feel your degree course has helped you secure your new job/graduate placement?

If I hadn't chosen to study accounting then I wouldn't have found my passion or strength in the subject.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about studying at KBS?

I'd suggest working hard, but not too hard! Dont' stress and don't rely soley on your grades. For me personally, I'm not one of the brightest students but I have a strong work ethic, I'm diligent, confident and a happy person which is why I think I landed the job. So, if I can, anyone can!