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Omer Iqbal

What are you doing now?

I am finally settling in managing on-shore/off-shore development teams and working on business/IT/digital strategy.

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

The faculty and the exposure to good opportunities in the placement year (I worked at GlaxoSmithKline in London for the year) were great eye openers to corporate work life.

What was the best thing about your course?

I enjoyed course work and group projects.

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

CRM, OOM, OOP, Database Design.

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

The diversity and opportunities to learn. Also working at the Trinity lab.

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

Pick a few courses that you will enjoy, which might not be in your career path. I took Artificial Intelligence and CRM and they were both fun. I had no intention of pursuing a career but had the opportunity to at least see what it was about.

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

Challenging, Interesting and Fun.

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