Oliver Roha Anwar, Founder, Roanwar Fitness
How did studying at Pearson College London help you get into the world of business?
One thing I realised as soon as I moved to Pearson was that it was very entrepreneurial. Many of the students were already very busy savvy and came to the university with great ideas so I guess I could say it was a great environment to be in.Many of the lecturers were also entrepreneurs who had started their own businesses which meant I could ask for advice and receive support which was great.
Where have you gone on to work and what is your role?
Straight out of university I got a job working for a multinational company in central London as an Account Executive but after doing 6 months there, I decided I wanted to pursue running my business full-time and this is what I’m doing now.
What are you working on at the moment?
This year my focus is to really take my business to the next level. Now that I have the time to devote everything I’ve got to it, my job over the next 12 months is to create the best content possible on social channels, coach my clients better and provide an all-round better service.I am also working a couple of projects with some other companies that will come to fruition in the coming months. I’ve been fortunate enough to be offered some great opportunities off the back of leaving my corporate job, so I guess I’m lucky to be working on lots of cool things.
What was your favourite part of studying at Pearson College London?
I loved the fact that coming in as the second year meant the university was so small. I got to know everyone really well and foster some great relationships.I’m a firm believer that people are the most important thing and I was lucky enough to meet some great people at Pearson.
If you had to sum up your time at Pearson College London in one word, what would it be and why?
Remarkable. I came to Pearson through clearing as my last option with the ambition of living and working in the corporate world for the whole of my 20s.It’s funny how in the 3 years my views on this changed. I built a business that I didn’t plan but that I am not hugely passionate about and I got to meet some excellent people whom lots will be friends for life.It’s definitely not what I expected.