Academic focus: Political science major, sociology minor
Location: London, England
Job: Head of International Operations at BTIG Ltd
Oliver never expected to be an expat. The route to living in England started when she did an AFS Year Abroad in Borlänge, Sweden before she started at Gettysburg. That experience, combined with a semester abroad in Cologne, Germany, made her want to travel more. After graduation, she moved to New York City, and then to London to pursue her Master’s degree at Kings College, London. Her former U.S. firm, E-TRADE Financial, re-hired her in London, a role which meant frequent travel to Hong Kong and New York. Oliver then accepted a role in Hong Kong as Head of Client Services for Asia and Japan at BNP Paribas, and has been back in London for five years, now at BTIG Ltd.
“Although I work in finance, my background in political science and sociology from Gettysburg has been the foundation and strength of being able to live and work successfully abroad,” Oliver said. “The professors were always tough, and demanding, but that excellence is what gets you ahead in today's fast past international workplace.”
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