Alumni Spotlight: Jacquelle Piels

Originally hailing from Nijmegen in the Netherlands, Jacquelle’s studies brought her to the University of Stirling. She graduated in 2020 with her MSc in International Accounting & Finance.

Jacquelle recently caught up with our Advancement Team and shared some of her favourite memories of her time at #UoS as well as some advice for fellow students.

Studying at Stirling

“I really enjoyed the international environment at Stirling. Being able to work and study with students and professors from different cultural backgrounds was great.

“The teachers and professors really went above and beyond for us as students. They ensure that students understand the material and can put it into practice using relevant case studies and examples. The teachers are very approachable and open to discussion with students, which made my lectures very interesting.

“My dissertation being named as the Best MSc Dissertation in International Accounting and Finance 2020 was a moment I’m particularly proud of.

“There are so many extracurricular activities on offer at Stirling. I was a member of the SMIF (Student Managed Investment Fund), and an active member at the sports facilities and gym.

“Studying for my Master’s degree definitely helped me expand my international network. It also broadened my horizons whilst applying for graduate schemes. The Student Services and Careers Team were brilliant and helped me in drafting my CV and covering letter”.

Current Career

“I currently work as an International Management Trainee for Kraft Heinz Company. Their trainee programme consists of two placements over one year. My first placement was in the Meals Category team working on Heinz plant-based Mealz. My second and current placement is in marketing, as a Junior Brand Manager, for the Heinz team”.

Words of Wisdom

“To prospective students, my words of advice would be to take every opportunity to network as much as you can – be proactive! Focus on the areas of the course you are interested in. This is probably the last time you will have most of your time available to study and learn instead of working full-time!”

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