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Case Study: Ziyang Peng

Personal details
Degree:MSc in Software Engineering Profile picture
School(s): School of Computer Science
Year of Graduation:Oct-2011
LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=43517683
National of: United Kingdom
Employment details
Organisation: FactSet
Job title: Software Engineer
Occupational Sector: IT/Computer Programming
What has been your route to getting your current position?
Got the job when I was doing my MSc thesis at the University of St Andrews.
What does your job involve ?
Building and maintaining Economic and Market reports using various technologies such as C++, in house database technology, HTML 5, JavaScripts (Mootools, JQuery).
What are the best bits of your job ?
Innovation, career development.
Why were you successful?
Previous work experience and the new knowledge learned from studying at the University of St Andrews.
What skills/ knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?
Software Engineering.
What advice would you give to students wishing to follow the same path?
Play hard, work harder.