Arfa Karim studied Economics at Pakistan’s National University of Sciences and Technology before enrolling on the MSc EIM at the University of Nottingham, eager to develop her research skills.
“My MSc brought about a new chapter in my academic and personal life,” she said.
“The course was a perfect extension to my Bachelor's in Economics. I especially enjoyed my dissertation as I developed a good relationship and work ethic with my supervisor.
I was given full freedom and guidance in working on the topic of my interest: Covid-19 and underdeveloped countries.”
After graduating in 2021, Arfa has secured a role at the Akhter Hameed Khan Resource Centre, an esteemed non-profit organisation in Pakistan.
As a research analyst, she works with the Resource Centre to achieve its goals on urban poverty reduction through economic and social empowerment and is personally involved in the analysis framework of a £90m project on family planning.
My favourite modules on the MSc were especially research-intensive, which also helped me narrow down my job search towards economic research based roles. My new role as a research analyst position at serves exactly that purpose.