Nina Nguyen

Qui Nhon, Vietnam

3rd year BSc Econometrics & Mathematical Economics (EME)

I was deciding between offers to go to top schools in the UK, and I chose LSE in the end mainly because of the excellent teaching and research in the Economics Department. What I particularly love about the EME programme and about being at LSE is the opportunity to work with top-notch faculty in Economics. In EME, unlike in pure Economics, we have compulsory “quantitative projects” to work on in 3rd year and everyone is assigned a supervisor who is a dedicated and experienced researcher to work with. I find this opportunity incredibly valuable in terms of getting you to think like a research economist and consider if a PhD is right for you.

Outside studies, I am involved with the Finance Society and I am part of the Financial Law team. What I like most about LSE is the diversity of the people here. I’ve learnt a lot about other cultures while in Britain, such as Singaporean, German and Chinese, via my friends and housemates. Next year, I plan to do a master’s in Public Policy at Sciences Po Paris, and I aspire to become an attorney in the future. I believe the LSE training and the experience of actually being here in central London has been and will continue to be highly valuable in my educational, career and life adventures, and that the EME programme has taught me great analytical reasoning skills that will be highly beneficial for any future studies and jobs.

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