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Alexian Lien

SEO USA Investment Banking 2001 Class, J.P. Morgan

I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of SEO and, of course, my mentor. Ultimately, mentoring provides so much fulfilment for both parties. And at the end of day, you just want to be able to give back as much as you can to the SEO family.

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Alumni Testimonials

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Mai Le

SEO Investment Banking Class 2013, Goldman Sachs, London School of Economics Thank you so much SEO for all this help – It meant a lot to me. I came here alone...

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Muhammad Raza

SEO Professional Services Intern Class 2013, PWC, Ernst & Young, SOAS During my first year of university I was part of the First Year Fast Track Scheme. During that time SEO...

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Lesedi Modise

SEO Intern Investment Banking Class 2013, Morgan Stanley, HEC Paris A sincere thanks to the team at SEO London for an excellent programme. I regard the depth and quality of the training...

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Jason Yong

SEO Corporates Intern Class 2013, Novartis, London School of Economics The internship so far has been one of the most exciting opportunities immersing myself in a new culture and work ethos. It has...

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Danny Choueiri

SEO Intern, Investment Banking 2011 Class, University College London My SEO experience has been one to remember. The help and support I received has been hugely beneficial to my career and...

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Divakar Padmanathan

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Yewande Odunubi

SEO Creative Programme 2012, Random House Applying through Creative Access has been a life changing opportunity for me. When I finished university I didn’t know what my options were, or what...

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Priya Caur

SEO Creative Programme 2012, Sky I think the work Creative Access do is amazing. They're helping to break down barriers for groups who are traditionally underrepresented in this industry and are...

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Dominic Kay

SEO Creative Programme 2012, Sky I have had the amazing opportunity to take part in a unique graduate scheme at Sky News. It is a wonderful placement and is proving to...

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Helen Efrange

SEO Creative Programme 2012, United Agents Through SEO Creative Access, I’m now working as an assistant to a literary agent at United Agents, a very large talent and literary agency based...

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Rachel Cudjoe

SEO Creative Programme 2012, Big Talk Working at Big Talk Productions has been an amazing experience as it continues to give me further insight into the television industry. My role involves...

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Alexian Lien

SEO USA Investment Banking 2001 Class, J.P. Morgan I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without the help of SEO and, of course, my mentor. Ultimately, mentoring provides so much...

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Jimi Adesanya

SEO First Year Fast Track 2008 Class, Investment Banking 2009 Class, Nomura, Imperial College London The SEO First Year Fast Track programme was an excellent two-day insight programme, which consisted of...

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Bryan Mezue

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2006 Class, Barclays Capital, University of Warwick SEO provided unrivalled access to all the sponsor banks. While a direct internship allows you to experience one bank only,...

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Ronald Chirochangu

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2003 Class, UBS, City University SEO is unique in all respects. It provided me with the expertise and platforms to interact with some of the UK’s top...

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Funke Abdulai

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Diana Parades

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2006 Class, Merrill Lynch, Imperial College London I met fantastic people. The best network of support one can imagine to have during a tough summer in investment...

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Divya Goenka

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2006 Class, London School of Economics The training prepared us incredibly well both in terms of the work and culture to expect. The support before, during and...

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Nnamdi Emelifeonwu

SEO Intern Corporate Law 2011 Class, King's College London I was initially eager to join the SEO programme because of its exceptional reputation for providing unrivalled opportunities at top City firms...

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Temidayo Bankole

SEO Intern Corporate Law 2011 Class, Ashurst, BPP Law School I was keen to join an organisation that would nurture and advance my professional career and SEO Corporate Law Programme ticked...

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Jonathan Campell

SEO Intern Corporate Law 2011 Class, Morgan Stanley, College of Law SEO has provided me with fantastic exposure, comprehensive training and a broad network of professionals which I was able to...

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Kushal Ramma

SEO Intern Professional Services 2011 Class, KPMG, Warwick University From the moment I learnt about the SEO programme at my university, I was convinced that that SEO is the passport to...

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Norma Chitsike

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Goldman Sachs, Southampton University SEO has been a great introductory platform into the commercial world. The amount of exposure I received in terms of networks...

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Uche Ezichi

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2004 Class, HSBC, Bristol University I want to give back to the SEO programme and I personally find it fulfilling to help people achieve their goals. The...

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SEO First Year Fast Track 2008 Class I applied to the SEO First Year Fast Track programme because I believed the programme would prove to be an invaluable learning experience for...

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Omar El-Masri

SEO First Year Fast Track 2008 Class, Investment Banking 2009 Class, Barclays Capital, Royal Holloway University Being a first year student, opportunity wasn’t exactly knocking at my door. One of the...

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Gordon Chua

SEO First Year Fast Track 2008 Class, Investment Banking 2009 Class, Citi, University College London When I applied, I believed that the SEO First Year Fast Track Programme would provide me...

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Justina Chen

SEO Intern Corporate Law 2008 Class, Morgan Stanley, Cardiff University Joining SEO London has been a wonderful experience. I applied for the Corporate Law programme because I wanted to get more...

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Dami Adesanya

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2006 Class, Morgan Stanley, Imperial College London SEO is truly a global family - it is all about sharing and giving back - a great network to...

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Soraya Haq

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2005 Class, J.P. Morgan, Univerity College London Undoubtedly one of the best summers I've had! SEO alumni, mentors and staff all contributed to this experience by being...

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Timan Gill

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2005 Class, Deutsche Bank, University of Oxford Taking my first steps into the world of investment banking, SEO has provided a formidable network for the future and...

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Chang Yate Tan

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2005 Class, J.P. Morgan, London School of Economics The SEO programme is a life changing experience. Not only did I get the opportunity to enter the highly...

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Nahed Ahmed

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2005 Class, Merrill Lynch, University of Cambridge Unbelievable people, infinite support, unlimited opportunities. This is a truly wonderful programme where you are made to feel very special...

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Navneet Sehmi

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2006 Class, UBS, City University The best thing about the summer has been learning so much in just ten weeks, being able to get a real insight...

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Waliyah Abiola

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2005 Class, UBS, Imperial College London SEO really does change you as a person into a more focused, effective and driven person. The pre- and post-SEO difference...

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Elesh Mistry

SEO Intern Professional Services 2011 Class, Ernst & Young, Bristol University After hearing from a friend about the SEO Programme, I imagined that this would simply make the application process a...

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Ajul Shah

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Citi, Birmingham University SEO has been a wonderful experience. The assistance and training which I received really helped me be prepared for my summer internship,...

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Man Ting Gloria Lui

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Goldman Sachs, London School of Economics From the First Year Fast Track Programme,through to the applications and interviewing stages in the following year, and finally...

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Pawan Sharma

SEO Intern Professional Services 2011 Class, Ernst & Young, University of Nottingham SEO London have been very supportive and pivotal in helping me secure my current graduate position. I have found...

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SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Nomura, Durham University Extremely rewarding. Not only did I get an offer through SEO, I was prepared rigorously to put me in the best position...

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Harleen Eari

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Goldman Sachs, King's College London SEO has been an incredible opportunity for me. I really appreciate the amount of time and effort SEO has put...

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Ifedolapo Apampa

SEO Intern Investment Banking 2011 Class, Goldman Sachs, University of Cambridge My experience with SEO has been simply fantastic. I have learned so much through the program, from the most intricate...

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Tapfuma Mutasa

SEO Intern Professional Services 2011 Class, Ernst & Young, University College London "My experience with SEO has been life changing. I mean this in the sense that it has opened me...

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