Meet Rehan Chaudhry
Alumn and Business Development Manager at MTR Nordic Group, Rehan shares his advice about how to stand out in a competitive job market
Having started his career in the management consultant industry, Rehan's passion for what he does stems from his interest in seeing a project through, from developing strategy to diving into change management and implementing processes. Recently he has moved over to one of his management consultant clients, MTR Nordic, which is part of MTR Corporation, one of the leading train companies in the world.
As Business Development Manager, Rehan runs and manages projects that further develop the company, both in terms of bringing in new business (by winning new contracts) and further improving current operations (by improving revenues or cutting costs). He is also responsible for a budget and a team and reports to top management.
YOU GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM YOUR FRIENDS
When it comes to building a solid, outstanding CV, the SSE and CEMS brands lifted Rehan in tough competition. Rehan believes that employers are well aware of the quality that the school stands for, and in his case it felt like he could make career choices based on what he found interesting, rather than chasing options.
Another key ingredient to unlocking even more doors to your future career is to establish good connections with peers and friends at the school. With a little help from his encouraging friends, Rehan secured part-time jobs, case-training for internships, and also got recommended for full-time positions after graduation.
"Even to this day, when it's been nearly 8 years since I graduated, everyone is always helpful. This really makes an SSE graduate stand out in a fiercly competitive job market"
ADVICE TO STUDENTS CONSIDERING APPLYING
He puts his advice simply: just do it.
Rehan knows that SSE is a serious business school, but that the workload should not intimidate you. In light of having very helpful friends from his time at SSE himself, Rehan encourages future students to also find that same helpful spirit – "Stay friendly, be social and help each other out."