Graduate School of Management Profile
Mohammed Aldekmary, MBA/MSF '09
Associate, Fixed Income & Solutions, Royal Bank of Scotland, London
Hometown: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Degree: MBA/MS in Finance
A career launching pad
When Mohammed Aldekmary, MBA/MSF "09, found out that J.P. Morgan wanted to interview him for an internship, he felt elation followed by anxiety. He sought guidance from Clark GSOM's career services staff, which connected him with a tutor specializing in investment bank interviews. The session, which was recorded so other students could learn from it, paid off. "I got the internship thanks to Clark," says Mohammed. "I don"t think any other school would have given me such tailored support."
Mohammed's internship helped land him his current job at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he oversees investments for the bank's Middle East clientele. He credits Clark's emphasis on experiential learning with giving him a leg up in the job market. "A Clark education is much more than textbooks," says Mohammed. "All the courses and projects are grounded in real-life situations, so you graduate with career-ready skills."