Immerse Alumni, Zohayb, shares his career journey since Immerse
By taking part in the course, I learned how to better interact with other people from all over the world and from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The Economics programme gave me a realistic experience of being a true Cambridge student and it helped me decide whether or not to pursue economics at university. Immerse was my first stint away from home and it helped me prepare for university more confidently.
What has your journey looked like education and work-wise since your time at Immerse?
Since Immerse, I went to study economics at New York University. I left after two years to complete a computer science degree from Queen Mary University London. Since then, I have been working as a software engineer at a fintech company that provides financial services to lower incomes families in Pakistan. I am now pursuing a business degree from the McCombs School of Business in Austin.
Immerse was a unique and impactful experience. The extensive academic and social programmes were condensed into a short period and yet led to great experiences and friendships.
What are your future plans?
My future plan is to start an artificial intelligence company in Austin. The business would focus on natural language processing tools to enhance and speed up how we learn and understand content that is consumed online.
What advice would you give to students joining Immerse programmes?
Do not be afraid to try new things and even different types of courses. Many academic knowledge bases are interconnected and can you can benefit from learning slightly different subjects to what you’re used to. Follow what you find interesting, be curious about learning, and have the drive to learn.