Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, internship
winning Student Ambassador, a Warden and a member of two societies, Emmanuel
has thrown himself into LSBU life.
"I was born
in central London and didn't want to study anywhere but home. LSBU has the best
Accounting and Finance course so it was a no-brainer to come here. 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.
"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. 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!"
Putting the student at the heart of
four other accounting and finance students spent nine weeks in the financial
department at LSBU and rotated areas such as payroll, financial planning and
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, we had coaching
sessions and spent time planning and presenting our own project.
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 discovered
just how important building a relatnionship with suppliers is."
about to enter his third year of study and is already planning what to do when
he graduates."My course is catered
to things you'll do in the real world, and the internship has gone even further
in giving me that tangible experience. I plan to apply for graduate schemes at
places like BP, Standard Life and HMRC – and hope to fit in some travelling at
some point too. I really want to go to Thailand!"