James Charles-Nwufoh Subject: BSc Economics
After graduating, James started working in Capital Markets Origination division at Citigroup. He works on raising syndicated loans and acquisition financings of up to $20 billion for governments and corporates throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
How did you first become interested in economics?
At GCSE, learning about supply and demand made me incredibly interested.
Why did you choose to study at the School of Economics at Nottingham?
Friends had a lot of good things to say about it, and decided to put it down.
What are your fondest memories of your time at the school?
My early lectures in first year with Wyn Morgan, excellent lecturer taught me so much.
What advice would you give to someone considering or about to start a course at the school?
Work 9-5, Monday-Friday, you'll have your weekends and evenings and do well. It is great.
Tell us about your career path since graduation.
Started working in capital market original division at Citigroup.
What do you enjoy most about that?
Being at the pinnacle of the financial world and interacting with some intelligent minds.
And what are the main challenges?
Adapting to the working world.
Have your experiences at the school helped you?
Yes, have given me a strong working mentality.
Are you still in touch with your fellow alumni and, if so, how do you stay in contact?
Yes, usually on WhatsApp.
Why is staying in touch important to you?
Increasing your network is very important.
Have you been back to the school since you graduated?
No, not yet. I plan to return soon, to see how things have changed if at all! I won the school award for academic excellence in my final year, finishing top of the year. Would be nice to get a chance to come back and speak to first years about how to go through university.