May Jia Yik is a BA (Hons) in Finance and Investment graduate who came to Ireland from Malaysia as a study abroad student and made the 2015 Dean’s List
When did you start and when will you finish your studies at WIT? 2014-2017
Type of international student Study abroad
Awards or achievements Dean's List 2015, First Class Honours
Career I am currently working as a Junior Depositary Analyst at INDOS Financial in Enniscorthy, co. Wexford.
Academic background Catholic High School, Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Why WIT? One of the reasons I chose to study in WIT was because WIT's attractive scholarship programme, which eventually helps to lighten my financial burden while studying abroad. All the lecturers are fabulous, their professionalism and approachability have really enhanced my knowledge and passion in the finance sector. WIT also has a great environment and good resources for studying and researching, which made my learning journey more advancing and interesting.
Hometown My home country, Malaysia is a lovely, multilingual and multi-ethnicity country. Coming from a small city of Sibu, Sarawak, harmony between diverse ethnicity is key. I love this cross cultural experience growing up and that's also one of the main reasons for me to decide to study in Ireland, so that I can have the opportunity to experience and learn about the unique Irish culture.
Advice for future international students WIT has the great facilities and staffs available to those who are keen to learn. Never be afraid to ask questions and looking for help when having struggling with the study. Be open minded and get ready to experience the best part in your life in WIT!
Future plans Thanks to WIT for giving me a wonderful college life and study experience. I aim to excel in the finance industry and will never stop learning in any fields in my life.