Alicia chose to study Economics at Reading as she found the subject very interesting and one that’s grounded within our everyday life. It was a subject that she saw herself making a real difference with.
With many fields being open to Economics graduates, Alicia now works as a Data & Analytics graduate for Sky. Her responsibilities include elements of analytics, data science and project management.
"My role is rotational and hence involves working across multiple departments, moving positions every 6 months. I have worked on some really exciting projects at Sky with more to come. With a rotational scheme brings a lot of opportunity - I have had placements in Econometrics, Product Development and Data Translation. Every day is different, and very fast paced which as a graduate has been the perfect environment to grow."
While studying BSc Economics Alicia started to understand how her skill set matched towards jobs within the Data & Analytics space.
“I realised I was far more mathematical than I had first expected, and therefore this encouraged me to pursue jobs that built upon this. I learnt a lot of technical skills at Reading which have been extremely helpful. I also learnt very useful soft skills, such as the power of good communication and understanding, learning how to speak to others and present, receive and act upon feedback.”