Alexandra Koyfman first came to the Isle of Man in 2017 to study for her master’s degree through University College Isle of Man’s MA/MSc in Business Entrepreneurship (WBIS) Programme.

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Through my degree, I began a work placement with PDMS Ltd., a software house in Douglas, which allowed me to lead the First Point Community Portal Project that supports people with additional needs through technology. My work earned me the Isle of Man Newspapers Awards for Excellence Young Achiever of the Year 2018 Award and a permanent role with PDMS. Today, I am an Analyst with PDMS, providing software solutions to clients around the world.

I began visiting the Island during every university break to spend time with my partner, who lives here. I became enamoured with the greenery and inescapable sea, and when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to begin my career in IT and business analysis here.

When I finished my undergraduate degree, I wanted to work in business, but I didn’t know how to get there. The Master’s in Business Entrepreneurship (WBIS) Programme was an ideal transition between academic and professional life while I gained the experience to determine what I wanted to be. This degree can support you in figuring out who you want to be when you grow up.

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