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Laura Selbach

Career Path: Consultant, FORFA Consulting AG
Location: Frankfurt, Germany

Firstly, I had a job with ING Germany as a Junior Operational Risk Manager. There I met my current employer, FORFA Consulting AG as they were consulting ING. They encouraged me to do something more disruptive and future oriented by instead focusing on the IT sector of Non-financial risk management.

What are you doing now?Laura Selbach

I am currently a Consultant with specialisation on CIO advisory

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The reputation, and the link to my German University with the chance to do a double degree programme.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

The amazing culture of students and lecturers, there's lot of opportunities to explore the city and student life. Team projects were reality oriented, as were the exams.

How connected was your course with industry?

Very connected! Especially The Business Clinic, it was a great experience!

What was the best thing about your course?

The interconnection of the different modules and the connection to industry.

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

It gave me a more precise idea of what I want to do, and that I can always strive for more or even something different.

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

Never quit learning and always be open to changes.

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

Student life and meeting new friends.

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

Go there! It's an experience you will always look back on.

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

Well-organised, modern, supportive

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