Georgi Kolev graduated in July 2016 with First-class honours in Banking and Finance BSc (Hons). Ranking with the fifth-highest mark, he was also awarded the University prize for academic excellence. We caught up with him to find out more about his student experience at London Met.
What attracted you to your course?
Simply my love for finance and investing. I wanted to take a course that would give me a very good foundation in finance and that was why I chose it. Studying this course was the best investment in my life I have made so far.
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
I come from Varna, Bulgaria, and I have been living in London for a few years. Before I found my passion for finance and investing, I felt like I was walking around without any purpose or direction in my life. It is kind of surprising how good a student I was at university, given the fact that I was quite an average student in my high school. I believe that the reason was that I studied in a technical school at high-school level, which has never been an interest of mine. So if there is one piece of advice that I could give to students and people in general, it is to find your passion.
How did you find the course at London Met?
The course was great. I really enjoyed my classes and participating in them and being actively involved in the discussions – I was hungry for knowledge. This course made me read things that I would have probably never read myself.
What was your highlight at London Met?
My highlight was really having some phenomenal and truly extraordinary teachers. I loved interacting with them.
Describe your experience in one word?
How has the course prepared you for the world of work?
I believe the course prepared me very well for the world of work. Not only in terms of knowledge and getting a degree, but also in terms of improving my English – which is my second language – and acquiring and developing other skills such as presentation and teamwork. However, it is important to realise that you need to put in the effort to get what you want out of it.
What are your plans now?
My short-term plans are to find a permanent job in investment management and more specifically in equities. My long-term plans are to establish an investment management company and help people achieve their long-term financial goals and live the life they have always dreamed for.