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Successful MSc graduates are recognised for their achievements

Published: 25 May 2017
Students, supervisors and sponsors
Students, supervisors and project sponsor representatives

Nine successful graduates of the five CORMSIS MSc programmes in 2015-16 were awarded prizes at a University of Southampton ceremony in May.

They all impressed senior managers of external organizations with the quality of their analysis during three month summer projects in 2016 as part of their postgraduate degrees and some have secured jobs with their sponsoring companies.

Head of Mathematical Sciences, Professor Jon Forster says: “The increasing importance of big data in the workplace brings many rewarding career opportunities for graduates with analytical, statistical and mathematical skills. I am very proud of our graduates for achieving so much in short summer projects and am not surprised many have already found jobs or are engaged in higher study.”

Southampton Business School Director of Enterprise, Dr Stefan Cantore says: “A knowledge of business analytics can be a passport to successful careers across many sectors. Our graduates have tackled a wide range of complex business challenges during their short summer projects and we are proud of their achievements.”

MSc Supply Chain Management & Logistics graduate Caline El Mir says: “Throughout the degree, I learned a great deal about maths to help with analysis together with plenty of soft skills that will be essential in my career. During the project with Rolls-Royce, I was asked to combine engineering with the supply chain which was a new field for me. I found the challenge complicated but very interesting.”

The award-winning CORMSIS graduates are:

StudentSponsor organization
Edwin Reynolds Deloitte
Simos Zachariades Tesco
Ibrahim Tamimi Copperleaf
James Mansfield Carnival
Katherine Romberg NHS Thames Valley and Wessex
Ruth Walton RNLI
Ghyslain Gaillard Inreach Ventures
Caline El Mir Rolls Royce
Andrea Pinell* Arup
Kohinoor Roy Movement Strategies
Jason Marceau* TUI

*Andrea Pinell and Jason Marceau were unable to attend the ceremony.

Ed Alliston on behalf of Boeing commented “Boeing needs the next generation of engineers to be innovators with a creative mindset and a combination of 21st century skills, critical to address the customer needs of the future.  We have been impressed by the competencies of the prizewinners and we congratulate them on their fantastic achievements.”

The CORMSIS summer projects for postgraduate students are organised by Julie Hickman and Peter Becque.  Please contact Julie or Peter for more details.



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