I am a first-year student in EBS Helsinki. I have been involved in multiple EBS Helsinki marketing events. My everyday life consists of school, work and then usually some sort of sports and relaxing. For me challenging myself in different things is a big part of me because I aspire to be better in them as time goes along. Therefore, I am quite competitive and critical about my own performances and want to up my game at every level. That is why I like to try out new things occasionally so I can get out of my comfort zone in order to expand it. That said I also want to support others in their challenges when possible.
Three facts about me:
- I am a sports enthusiast and like to play different sports with my friends or practice on my own. My absolute favorite is football which is holy for me because it has been in my life for a very long time. Without it I would not be the person I am today as it has taught me many vital and important things.
- Something that I really enjoy are good and quality conversations. I am ready and willing to talk basically about anything at a moment’s notice. New thoughts and perspectives that I get from conversations intrigue me.
- Lastly, I am Greco-Finnish with a touch of German to the side and I have relatives in all countries. I might not be connected to all of those countries just because of my looks but I have traits and habits of all countries combined and I carry them with pride.
What is the best thing about studying at EBS Helsinki?
I think the best thing is the opportunities that studying at EBS Helsinki enables. For example, an awesome bundle of options if considering exchange studies abroad. Equaling to the opportunities is the overall school spirit which stretches from the students to the administration staff working at EBS Helsinki. That spirit supports through still and storm which mixed with everything makes studying at EBS Helsinki a journey I will never forget.
What else do you do besides school?
Besides school I have multiple projects regarding marketing and self-development in progress. The projects vary between planning future events to learning new skills that will reinforce my capabilities necessary in the future. In addition, I started working as a Business-to-Business marketeer at Trainers’ House. My everyday life is built around school and its tasks because it is the priority number one for me at this stage. The balance between everything is key for me and setting goals with my projects and work is crucial.
Are you planning to go to another country for an exchange semester? If yes where and why this destination.
Yes, I am planning to go to another country for two exchange semesters. Exchange studies were my aim from the get-go and the options that EBS offered surprised me but got me super excited. I already knew that I wanted to go to a German-speaking country because I have studied a little bit of German in high school. Regarding the future German as a language is very beneficial and I love the culture and of course the Bundesliga. I was elected to study in the University of Cologne. Cologne as a city is fascinating with its rich history and geographical position. As mentioned before I am a football enthusiast and there is one Bundesliga club in Cologne and there are four more in the near vicinity of 100 kilometres which means non-stop football action throughout my exchange studies. The whole experience awaits in the autumn and I cannot wait. I hope this Covid-19 pandemic would be defeated as soon as possible so anyone’s exchange studies would not be in jeopardy!
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I try to balance between relaxing and working out. For relaxation I tend to watch Netflix or just talk with my friends and play some games with them. When working out my favorites are going outside and playing football or going to the gym. Gym has not been a possibility as of late due to the Covid-19 pandemic but luckily there are alternatives that can be done at home. I also like to cycle which usually provides my warm-up and post workout. Exercise keeps my everyday life going.
What are your ambitions and dreams that you want to realize in the next 20 years?
My ambitions for the next 20 years are that I would be an integral part of an international company’s leadership where I can utilize my full potential and learn new useful and vital skills and traits along the way. That would be my aim in terms of work.
There are also multiple other important goals and dreams that I want to have accomplished by then. Most important of them all is family of my own that I hope to have by then. Also, I want to do my best in giving back to those in need when I am able and help supporting sport leisure activities for the youth.
Generally speaking my ambition is to be financially independent or close to that in the next 20 years so I would be able to fulfill life as I please.
My dream would be to have a job I enjoy, be financially independent so I can provide for my family, my health fully intact and my own charity running which would provide low-cost sports activities for children of all ages.
All in all, after 20 years I want to realize that I have lived my life the way I wanted and have no regrets. Life is a journey and the next 20 years is a chapter in which I want to achieve my ambitions I have set for that time period and outperform them whenever possible.
Quote to live by.
Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.
Editor: Tea Teesalu