Thursday, May 27, 2004

My story so far...Who am I...?

I guess it's fair to say that things really got started in York (the one in North England!). It was there I found my feet in the Economics field. Immeditely after completing my masters degree I went to work at Cambridge University's Economics Department as a research assistant. Six months later I decided to try something completely different. So I left England to go and find work in Japan!

After a few months of searching I found out about an internship with Bloomberg. I decided to snap up the opportunity. So I spent 6 months learning about the financial media (and how much respect Economists get from Journalists!).

Instead of jumping on the next plane back to England I decided to stick it out a bit longer and waited for a full-time vacancy to become available with Bloomberg. In the meantime my Japanese language skills were coming along (and the vast sum of money I put into my Japanese education started paying off!).

Once a full-time position did become available I spent the next 2 years as a reporter for Bloomberg News. I learnt a lot more about the financial markets than I did as an intern, which gave me more of a reason to pursue a career outside of the academic world.

So I am now about to start a new job in New York with The Economic Cycle Research Institute.

Most important of all, I am optimistic about working in a vibrant city along side people who can teach me what I need to know.

Stay tuned for more details...