ALUM Sharon Walia (2008- 2010)
Looking back at the past 12 years, I have grown and learned so much. I never thought that I would actually accomplish my educational dreams and be so successful in my life, but I definitely have proved myself wrong. I love knowing that I am doing great and I give all the credit to my Alma mater International College of Financial Planning.
After completing my graduation in B.A (Hons.) Economics from Delhi University, I could not take the final decision of pursuing my masters in finance by working super hard and giving up that leisure time in life, but finally I decided to just go for it and I am so glad I did because now that I have overcome that fear, I feel that I can accomplish anything and everything on my career path.
After I joined ICoFP, my life changed in a lot of ways, most importantly I learnt discipline, time management, good business ethics and moral values. After one year of completion of my post-graduation in Securities Analysis and Trading, I did a 2 month summer internship with Deutsche bank (private banking).
And then post completion of my course of 24 months, I got placed in HSBC Private Banking and fortunately all of this happened through the excellent placement team of ICoFP. During the four years of work in HSBC, I developed into a strong, bold and wise woman. I faced all sort of challenges but I still made it through.
I would truly like to thank my college (ICoFP) for giving me this opportunity. This is the most valuable gift that anyone has ever given me; it isn’t every day that one gets a gift of education, knowledge and success. Like Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” International College of Financial Planning has given me that weapon. It was not only about the college providing me education, but it was the amount of faith that they had in me that pushed me through, they taught me that everybody dies but not everybody lives, that in life we don’t regret the things we did but rather things we didn’t do and the dreams we didn’t pursue. And with them I have lived the dream that was once a fantasy.
After I got married, I also did my masters in Economics from IGNOU. Since the past 5 years I am working in the teaching profession and have served at various colleges, International College of Financial Planning being one of them.
I have proficiency in teaching subjects like economics and financial advisory.
Last but not the least, I would like to say that the TRUE SUCCESS IS THE PERSON WHO INVENTED HIMSELF.