SOAS University of London

Rose Scobie

My MA in Chinese Studies provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge about China's politics and economics which have been crucial to my role at Deloitte.

Year graduated from SOAS
2006

Programme studied
MA Chinese Studies

Current job title and name of organisation
Business Intelligence Services, Senior Associate, Deloitte

What do you like about what you do? 
I enjoy using my language skills and working with intelligent people from all over the world. I conduct extensive research on businesses and individuals in China which allows me to expand my knowledge of China.

How has your time at SOAS helped you succeed in this role? 
At SOAS I was able to improve my research and writing skills. My MA in Chinese Studies provided me with a strong foundation of knowledge about China's politics and economics which have been crucial to my role at Deloitte.

Can you give current students any tips on getting into this kind of work? 
Maintain your specialist knowledge and be proactive in your job search. Use your various networks to your advantage. I found my current position through a posting on SOAS's LinkedIn alumni group page!