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Julian Poulter

1982 BSc Physics and Astronomy

Julian graduated from the University in 1982
Alumnus Julian Poulter

After graduating from the University of Southampton I became an Applications Programmer, writing applications in financial modelling software. I am currently the CEO of an outsourcing company. I help companies set up and grow in the UK, particularly overseas companies. This has been my favourite role - it is my own business and I get the responsibilities that go with that. Starting this business has been my proudest moment and the turning point in my career. I would recommend to all graduates to start their own business when young.

I chose my course at Southampton because I was relatively good at the subject and enjoyed it. However, my degree has not particularly helped with my career, as I have developed within the Sales industry. My advice to prospective students considering Southampton – go there! It is a great place and has a good worldwide reputation.

If I were to change anything about my career I would play more golf and make sure I set up my business whilst I had the support and experience around me. In terms of the future, I aim to make my business more successful, which will give me more flexibility and to operate on a more international basis.

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