"I felt it was time to contribute back to the College."
Xia Chen (MSc DIC Management, 2015) believes that with the support of alumni and friends, students at Imperial can be supported to achieve great things – for themselves and the wider community.
I have fond memories of studying at Imperial, and with the help from the Business School Careers team I found a graduate job in the specialised domain that I dreamed of getting in. When I started my graduate job, I felt it was time to contribute back to the College.
I always wanted to work in the IT industry and, before coming to Imperial, my long-term plan was to work in IT Architecture. In a conventional career path, it takes a few years before an IT professional can be eligible to work on IT Architecture projects. But studying at Imperial set me on my professional trajectory much earlier than I expected.
I have many happy memories from my time at Imperial: of my summer term syndicate team, making lasting friendships with people from my course, meeting very clever and passionate people through volunteering, and participating at events organised by different societies. I believe that if you are motivated, Imperial offers an excellent platform for you to grow.
With a little gift from all of us, we can make a difference to a hardworking and brilliant individual who has the potential to influence the surrounding community.