Tarun Rohilla

MSc Advanced Computer Science & IT Management 

Tarun Rohilla

All the skills and knowledge which I gained while studying my degree at Manchester were readily applicable in my progressional career and it gave me the opportunity to travel across Europe working with multi-billion dollar businesses such as various financial institutions, telecom giants and airlines.

Current position: Solutions Architect, Business Development, CISCO Systems

As I was coming to the end of my Masters Degree in Advanced Computer Science and IT Management, I was selected for the role of Associate Software consultant with TIBCO software UK, which I had seen on the University of Manchester careers website. 

Whilst working with TIBCO I gained experience of dealing with critical situations at various customer’s businesses and applying cutting enterprise technology to solve those business problems. It gave me the opportunity to travel across Europe and work with multi-billion dollar businesses such as various financial institutions, telecom giants and airlines.

The variety of these experiences were really helpful once I moved to my current role at CISCO systems Integration Brokerage Technology group. Here i’m responsible for the business development and I am focused on providing technical solutions to top customers within the cloud based integration platform and data virtualisation.

CISCO Systems has a great multicultural aspect and its great feeling to be a part of  a top tier technology company. Every decision I make here and every input I provide to the cross functional teams makes a huge difference, I like that responsibility of making an impact. 

During my course at Manchester I enjoyed almost every module but the stand out feature of the course was the opportunity to study a range of modules not just from the School of Computer Science but other schools as well, such as the Manchester Business School. 

All the skills and knowledge which I gained while studying my degree were readily applicable in my progressional career. My experience at the University of Manchester helped me learn how to perform in a multinational and multiculural environment which is vitally important to help prepare you for a working environment. 

If students were to opt to take this MSc my advice to them would be to take the courses and the content very seriously and learn not just the theory, but how you would apply what you learn in a practical situation. Read about sectors such as consulting, engineering and do some prior research, this would even help while you pick your modules. 

Last but not the least, define a roadmap for your career and know where you want to be in the next 5 years time, Manchester is well known for its high employability, so this preparation will help for the potential job opportunities that will become available!

 

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