FLSC student in the Bloomberg Institute hall of fame
Daniel Wark has made it to the Bloomberg Institute hall of fame by being ranked as the 5th highest scoring candidate to have taken the Bloomberg Aptitude Test in March 2014 throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa. Daniel explains here why he decided to take the test and also what his future plans are:
“I decided to take the BAT because I would ideally like to use my mathematics degree to build a career in finance. After you sit the test, your score gets placed into a database which employers can access to find people with skills suiting their jobs. It is a small commitment (taking the test is free and you cannot really revise for it as the standardised nature tests your style of thinking rather than knowledge) which may lead to the large reward of a job.
This summer I'm going to be doing an internship in a financial services company in China. It will give me an insight into how that sort of environment would suit me if I choose to follow my career in that field. If I enjoy it then once I graduate I will be looking for further employment in a graduate scheme of a large company where I can gain further skills. Once I've settled on the direction I will follow for my career path, then I will study for a postgraduate course.”
Daniel, originally from Carlisle, but now based in Abu Dhabi with his family, is currently studying BSc Financial Mathematics at London Met. He says “the best thing about my course is the involvement of the lecturers. They enjoy helping their students and it is a pleasure to have teachers like that.”