“My name is Sylvia Kaur. I’m a Project and Programme Manager and I have worked for companies both in the UK and the Middle East.”
How did you learn about Alison?
When I first moved to the Middle East, I had a job in which I needed to know about sales, marketing and the financial functions of a business. I did a search on Google for courses relating to these and found Alison.
What was your first course on Alison, and why did you choose it?
I have done many, but I believe my first course was the Diploma in Sales Management. I chose it because of my new job and also because I’m very entrepreneurial. My goal is to start my own business.
How have Alison courses affected your career?
The knowledge I’ve gained from Alison courses has helped me in different aspects of my career. My knowledge of finance, sales, Human Resources and business in general needed to be improved and Alison has helped me gain new skills. These have been invaluable in helping me to carry out my work effectively. The soft skills courses have also helped to mould me into more of a professional.
What’s your favourite way to relax from studying?
Sitting and having tea in a nice hotel or cafe.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
I am currently a Project Manager and I am studying an MBA at university part-time.
What’s next for you, in terms of education or work?
I am looking to gain more experience in my field and to hopefully start my own business one day.
If you could learn absolutely anything in the world from an Alison course, what would it be?
Probably how to effectively expand a company globally.
What would you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
I would recommend Alison to anyone. The fact that Alison offers courses in so many different professions and business functions for free is amazing.