Newcastle University Business School

Tong Yu (Leo)

Alumni Profile

About Leo

Current Job: Consulting Associate at PwC
Current Location: Beijing
Nationality: Chinese
LinkedIn: Yu Tong

About Leo's Career

Since graduating, what have you gone on to do? 
After graduating from Newcastle University, I went back to China and worked in a private equity firm for four months as an intern. During the internship, I received the full time offer from PwC. In October 2018, I started to work for PwC in Beijing. Since the offer is a trainee program, I can work in different service lines including Assurance, Management Consulting, Deals etc.

Is the above what you planned to do before starting university?
Yes, getting into one of the big four firms after graduating was always my aim. 

About Leo's Newcastle Experience

What was your favourite thing about your course?
My favourite thing about the course was how comprehensive it was, as it covered all I needed to find a job in the financial industry in China. 

Were you involved in any other extra curriculum activities or societies during your time here?
I applied for an internship program held by the Business School which gave me the opportunity to work in a local bank with students from other universities. It helped develop my teamworking and time management skills due to the fast paced environment and having to work with people with different working styles. It also gave me an insight into the finance industry which helped in my job application process.

About Leo's Future

How do you see future technologies and new ways of working (Future of work) affecting your sector?
I am now working on a project which uses Python to achieve data processing and automation. Large masses of data from clients can be processed and calculated by several pieces of code in a few minutes, compared to days if using the traditional way.

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?
Still working on planning the future in the next five years.

Profile uploaded: 10/02/2020