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Q&A with Nicole Matthews

Nicole Matthews (2004-2009) has a busy day life in USA working for General Electric

When did you attend Chipping Campden School?
2004- 2009
What A Levels did you study? 
IT, Business, Photography
Did you have a favourite teacher/ subject at school?
Mr. Beynon was my favourite teacher, and my favourite subject was IT.
What are you doing now? 
Working in USA for General Electric on their Corporate Audit Staff Leadership Program.
Describe your typical working day?
Meetings with clients – a lot of conference calls and meetings with various teams, challenging people and auditing business processes in finance and digital technologies, pitching out to CIO/CEO’s of the companies and business in GE. I typically leave the office around 9pm-11pm, Corporate Audit Staff work very longer hours - only downside!
What advice would you give to students who are interested in a similar career to yourself?
Make sure you’re adaptable and ready to learn a lot and fast! Leverage your network around you, as they will serve you in years to come.
What’s the best/worst/ most unusual thing about your job?
I travel every four months to a different location anywhere in the world and with associates from all over the world, there is around 300 of us worldwide trying to protect GE in an ever changing world. We are GE’s internal audit function, we advise and help with company on their top priorities, as well as gain enough experience to roll off the program as a leader within GE. Every four months there is a conference that we are come together again and showcase the work that has been done in the previous CAS review.
Did you go to university? If so, how did you choose your degree?
I went to university and studied Information Technology Management for Business at Northumbria University in Newcastle.
What’s your favourite memory from your time at Chipping Campden?
Socialising at lunchtimes and the group of girlfriends I still treasure to this day.

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