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DMU's Wall Street alumni share fond memories of university

Alumni from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) now working on Wall Street had the chance to meet and catch up at a special reception.

The event, held in the heart of New York’s Finance District, was organised by DMU’s Alumni department to reconnect with graduates who have gone on to work for world-leading companies.

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Tanu Rishi came to DMU from India’s Daly College, Indore, and is now vice-president of Market Risk Management for the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi in Wall Street.

She graduated in Business Administration and Finance from DMU in 2002 and went on to study her MBA in Cleveland State University in America.  

Tanu, a chartered financial analyst, said: “DMU was a great experience, I enjoyed it very much. I have been working or studying in America since I left. Working in Wall Street is exciting, very busy  but I have made a lot of friends and connections.”

Mamodou Kanuteh was at DMU from 2001-2005. He graduated in Business and Finance, before doing a Master’s with DMU’s Graduate School. He is now a controller for an accountancy company in the heart of Wall Street but retains fond memories of DMU and stays in touch on Facebook.

He said: “I saw DMU do a live Facebook broadcast and I sat and watched it for an hour, I couldn’t believe how much it was changing. The new buildings look fantastic it is so different.”

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Clare Tattersall, who studied Creative Arts now runs her own fashion technology company. “It’s been wonderful to catch up with DMU.”

Amit Patel, who studied Business Administration, is now in product development for HSBC in Bryant Park, next to New York Public Library. He said: “It’s been good to meet up with people from DMU and find out what has been happening.”

Engineering graduate Charles Olukoya-Bursari has been working in New York for five years. He said: “I didn’t realise DMU had so many graduates working here! I never planned to work in America but New York is an incredible place to be.”

The visit encompassed students on many different courses, offering each a tailored experience which truly illuminated the topics and skills they had covered in the classroom. Fashion students went behind the scenes at the world's premier lingerie designers, Victoria's Secret, while Media Production students visited NBC.

DMU's Alumni department is keen to reach out to as many different graduates as possible to build networks. More events are now planned in New York to build on this success, bringing together current and former students. If you'd like to get in touch, please email
Posted on Friday 20th January 2017

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