The reputation and ranking of the university made my decision to come to Sheffield

Xiansheng Cui
Xiansheng Cui, China
Senior Account Manager, Huawei
Xiansheng Cui graduated from MSc Process Safety and Loss Prevention in 2014 and currently works as a Senior Account Manager at Huawei

What are your main responsibilities in your current role?
Maintain and explore current and new client relationships to achieve targets.

Please outline your career history: how did you get to where you are today?
I started as a Safety Engineer with an oil and gas industry in China for 3 months. Then changed into the marketing department for Colombia, UAE and Iraq of the oil and gas industry in the following 4 years. Start to challenge new ICT industry from 2020 until now for marketing of Iraq.

Why did you want to come to the University of Sheffield to study your chosen degree?
My bachelor degree matched the postgraduate degree of University of Sheffield, also the reputation and ranking of university itself. I was helped and recommended by Chinese graduates when applying for university. Sheffield is a peaceful city with kind people and has lower living costs compared to London.

What were your favourite things about or best memories of the University of Sheffield?
I have 3 favourite things/best memories - my classmates bringing me to the Church, dessert for the coffee break every course and the tutor of my dissertation and the onsite program for each assignment.

Please explain how has your qualification and/or time at Sheffield helped you in your career?
It has helped me to be confident, independent and persistant. I have also made friendships which have helped me a lot after graduation.

What has been your greatest achievement to date?
Leading a team that spent 1.5 years working to win 200 million contract.

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