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University of Kent

(2015 - 2019) BSc, Chemistry - Upper Second Class Honours

Whilst at university, Prajoti was an event leader in the Tamil society.

Some of the key modules she studied:

- Analytical Chemistry

- Computing Skills

- Spectroscopy and Bonding

- Thermodynamics and Kinetics

Over the course of her time at university she gained experience and applicable skills working part time as a manager in a small retail store. As well as this, she worked as a dispenser in a pharmacy.

In her penultimate year she secured a summer internship at Arcadic as a Strategic Planning Intern. This role helped develop her soft skills, mainly time management and teamwork.

University of Surrey

(2019 - 2020) MA, Economics - Merit

After graduating from the University of Kent, Prajoti wanted to challenge herself to study Economics, a subject she had never studied before. She went on to finish her Masters in Economics with a Merit.

Some of the Key Modules I studied:

- Econometrics

- Foundation Of Finance

- Investment Analysis

- Macro/Microeconomics

- Quantitative Methods

- Research Methods

Whilst doing her Masters she took part in 3 virtual internship programmes. They focused on Consulting, Financial Services and Investment Banking respectively.

Minerva Analytics

(2021) Research Assistant

I worked as a research assistant from Feb-May. This role allowed me to develop my Data Analytics and Modelling skills, which in turn helped with my application for PA Consulting.

PA Consulting

(2021 - present)

Day in the life

We interviewed Prajoti on what she experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as an Analyst at PA Consulting.

Wake up

I wake up at 8am and start my day at 9am as I work from home. The morning will consists of catching up with my team via video call and or ups email.

Daily tasks

My day is structured around priorities and deadlines. This is shown on a kanban board. This will also keep the team updated on the progress of each task. As a consultant, I speak to my clients and understand their needs and requirements regularly. Currently, I speak to them on a daily basis, therefore stakeholder management is key. My afternoon will consist of a follow up from the conversations I’ve had with the clients. Are there any changes? How can they be performed?

Finish

I normally finish around 5.30pm. During busy times of the year it can can vary by a few hours.

Evening work

I rarely find myself needing to work on evenings.

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Day in the life

We interviewed Prajoti on what she experienced during a typical day at work. This section is to provide you with an insight into what it's really like to work as an Analyst at PA Consulting.

Wake up

I wake up at 8am and start my day at 9am as I work from home. The morning will consists of catching up with my team via video call and or ups email.

Daily tasks

My day is structured around priorities and deadlines. This is shown on a kanban board. This will also keep the team updated on the progress of each task. As a consultant, I speak to my clients and understand their needs and requirements regularly. Currently, I speak to them on a daily basis, therefore stakeholder management is key. My afternoon will consist of a follow up from the conversations I’ve had with the clients. Are there any changes? How can they be performed?

Finish

I normally finish around 5.30pm. During busy times of the year it can can vary by a few hours.

Evening work

I rarely find myself needing to work on evenings.

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