Building Business Knowledge & Strengthening Employment Prospects: Meet Asad
August 24, 2020 | Liz Joyce
Learn how Asad, an accounting student in the United Kingdom, used his time while in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic to build his business and finance knowledge and strengthen his employment opportunities after graduation.
How was your experience learning online?
Everything was so simple yet the amount I had learned about FinTech in HKUx’s Introduction to FinTech course was outstanding. Hats off to everyone involved in creating the course and I have already recommended it to a lot of my friends who are going into the business world.
How has your learning impacted your career, life, or community?
Considering I am only a student and haven’t started a career as of yet, my learning has really improved my chances of being employed when I graduate, as I can see how FinTech is impacting the world of finance and use that knowledge to show what I have been learning. As for my life, all I need to say is ‘knowledge is power.’
How do you plan to use your learning in the future? What’s next for you?
I plan to use this when I graduate, so when employers ask what I have been doing during lockdown, I can confidently show that I took the initiative and broadened my knowledge.
What advice would you give new edX students?
Just put in the effort. It’s hard at first as you can get easily distracted but once you finish you will be one step closer to your goals.
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