Emmanuel Owusa-Ansah, graduate, BA (Hons) Accounting and FinanceBorn in Central London, Emmanuel Owusa-Ansah was a Student Ambassador, a Warden and a member of two societies during his time at LSBU. He also decided to enhance his employability with a finance internship
Emmanuel decided that he wanted to stay in London for his studies. He explains, "LSBU has the best accounting and finance course, so it was a no-brainer to come here. My course is catered to things you'll do in the real world, and the internship I did went even further in giving me that tangible experience.”
Securing a well-rounded internship in finance
"As soon as I started at LSBU I knew I wanted to get involved in all the opportunities that were available – and the same went for my internship in the finance department at the University. At first, I wasn't sure if an internship based where I study was a good idea - I wasn't sure if amassing all my experience at LSBU would give me well-rounded experience, but I quickly realised this wouldn't be the case!"
Emmanuel and four other students spent nine weeks in the finance department at LSBU and rotated in areas including payroll, financial planning and procurement.
"Having the opportunity to experience all the different aspects of finance was brilliant and really helped me work out what I enjoy. We also got the opportunity to visit top accountancy firms and speak with external companies, had coaching sessions and spent time planning and presenting our own project.
"The internship was so well-organised and thorough, putting the student at the heart of the process rather than getting us to do the donkey work. From my time in the finance department, I discovered I really enjoy procurement and how important building a relationship with suppliers is."
Emmanuel and LSBU
“The thing I most love about LSBU is the diversity – there are students from all walks of life here and I've met some amazing people."
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