Introduce yourself shortly
Hello, my name is Ethel Eliis, I’m 20 years old and a third year bachelor student in EBS. In my soul I am ambitious, spiritual and full of positive energy. Physically it depends on the season, I can be athletic or a complete lazy couch potato.
My job position is marketing manager in a company called Khuul and I am also a freelance photographer and graphic designer. In my free time, if I have it I love to go on adventures, discover new places, hang out with my friends and all that other stuff that young people like to do.
Three facts about you
– I have a long history with sport, in primary classes I used to dance and swim, I did pretty good in swimming, but after a while I got tired of it and wanted to improve my form on land. In middle school and high school I did track and field where I specialized in middle distance running and running is still one of my favorite sports. From time to time I also go snowboarding and when I say from time to time I mean when I travel because here in Estonia the snow and mountain situation is what it is…
– For years now I have been interested in spirituality and buddhism and spiritual development through that. It has helped me come through some pretty tough situations in life and helped me see the world and some situations more clearly. I am that annoying friend who asks: ,,but have you tried meditation?’’
– My math teacher in high school told me the day before graduation that I should go work at Prisma as a cart pusher so I guess you can tell I suck at math.
Most of the time you can be seen behind or in front of the camera, tell us more about what you do?
It all began with my father handing me his old camera when I was thirteen years old and after that I haven’t been able to put it down. I have been a freelance photographer for about three years, my favorite objects to take pictures of are people-I love capturing those sincere moments and emotions. You can check them out on Instagram @kryntz
Although I absolutely hate calling myself an influencer on some level I guess I am though. I have been creating content on Instagram for years and from time to time done Youtube videos. It started with vlogs from my ski trips and after that it was videos about photography and my latest project was a podcast created together with my friend Karmely called TYDRUKUD. With podcasts I love the free form of that, you just sit down with your friends and talk about whatever you like. Right now I am taking a creative break from Youtube though.
You spent your exchange semester in Prague during Covid-19, how did that look like?
First of all I would recommend going on an exchange semester/year for everyone who has the possibility, it truly is a worthwhile experience and something that you will remember for the rest of your life. Prague was a wonderful city with warm people, lots of creativity, open mindedness and awesome culture and architecture. Sadly yes Covid-19 came a few months before I had to leave, Prague was very strict about wearing masks and being outside so most of the time I spent inside only going to the store for food. During quarantine I moved in with my best friend and classmate who was also studying in Prague at the time so it was never boring. There was distance learning so I finished my semester and I will definitely return to Prague at first chance.
You have work beside school, what do you do and does work affect your studying?
I work as a marketing manager in a company called Khuul together with my classmate. The company sells vintage clothes in Estonia and abroad. Instagram: @khuulshop go check it out.
Right now I don’t feel like work affects my studies because there is the option of web conferences that can also be rewatched which is a really comfortable option in my opinion. EBS is very welcoming to working students and if we already study business then it is only logical that we also do business.
What do you think is most important when you are starting your own business?
Passion. The most important thing is that you are doing what you love because then you do it well and with all your heart. I think entrepreneurship is the best way to do a job that you love, find business opportunities from areas that you love and do your job with a passion.
Food that you could never say ‘’no’’ to?
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is that my close ones would be happy and healthy. This I think is the most classic answer. I like to dream short term, I set myself goals and if I achieve one I start working on the next one. A few months ago I was dreaming of my own apartment, now that I have that it is time for the next one…Australian Shepherd.