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Alex Howard BSc Accounting and Finance,  2016

Junior Tax Associate at BDO LLP

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Time at University gave me the confidence to try new things, meet new people and earn a degree.

 

What have been the highlights of your career to date? Granted an award for recruiting a client to the firm within four months of joining.

How did your time at Southampton help you to grow as a person and help you get to where you are now?   My degree gave me the knowledge base to thrive in my work environment and trying new things gave me the confidence to leap into the adult world without needing to look back.

What advice would you give to a student starting their degree at Southampton? Enjoy it. Don’t be afraid to try new things or talk to new people. Join as many societies as you can.

What tips would you give to current students looking to start a career in your sector? Seek to find work experience to try out all the different financial services areas. 

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