Andrea Valante, Deputy Team Leader, Bloomberg

How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into business?

First of all, Pearson College London’s course gave a realistic view of entrepreneurship and the skill set needed to personally develop myself as an individual and stand out in the crowd. There was a lot of room for flexibility within studying and industry events which allowed me to expand my knowledge in London. Pearson College London took a holistic approach and showed all of the different avenues that I could go into - that really caught my eye as I was able to understand a brief overview of different industries.

As Pearson College London was a new institution I was able to start up a society in finance by myself and gather students on board - I was able to leverage and create a platform for students.

What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?

The best part for me studying at Pearson College London was its location. The amount of people you could network with and the opportunities available. This was due to the college  being close to a lot of industries and events in the city.

If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be 

Diverse. Pearson College London is a great platform to experience networking opportunities and gain strategic knowledge both academically and culturally.

Where have you gone on to work and what will your role be?

Before leaving Pearson College London I completed a summer internship at Bloomberg. I was fortunate enough to win Business Intern of the year in Europe. As a reward, they offered me a full-time job. This is where I am currently working as a Deputy Team Leader.

What are you working on at the moment?

I mainly focus on a group of clients that use our data in fixed income within countries and corporate debt. Helping them by giving them the advice to make educated decisions.

What do you enjoy most about working for Bloomberg?

The opportunity to learn and be apart of a platform that will help me grow as an individual and give me opportunities in different countries for career development. Also, as Bloomberg is the first financial data company in the world the opportunity to network and be in contact with critical key players that help move the market.

What lessons have you learnt during your time studying and your time working in business?

One of the biggest things I have learned is whatever you put in is what you will get out. It is also very critical to understand the industry you want to go in to, being prepared by doing research and keeping up to date with the industry.

What course did you study?

Business and Enterprise

The best part for me studying at Pearson College London was its location. The amount of people you could network with and the opportunities available.

Andrea Valante, Deputy Team Leader, Bloomberg