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Hilkiah Adonye Cookey-Gam

What are you doing now?

I work as an advanced systems analyst. I analyse and design intelligence, surveillance and weapons systems. 

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals / give your career an edge?

Studying at Northumbria helped me develop an appetite for excellence and professionalism. It was not that difficult for me to handle projects that require the highest levels of precision.

What was the best thing about your course?

My course made me understand why IT projects fail and the best way to avoid such failures. It also taught me the importance of professionalism and precision. 

Who inspired you the most, and why?

My source of inspiration is God. I am deeply religious and my association with God has moulded me into a better person. God is the source of my dedicated to work, family and country.

Which skills/knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now/throughout your career?

My Object Oriented Programming skills were honed at Northumbria University. I have transformed into a first class systems analyst as a result of the knowledge/skills acquired.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

What I enjoyed the most was the case study project.  Being in a professional setting with people from different parts of the world was really exciting.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

It is a good thing when your tutors are sociable and likable.  However, don't get carried away thinking they'll bend the rules when you don't submit your assignments on time or meet all the requirements.  Party less, study hard and you'll be smiling at the end of your course.

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in 3 words?

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