Introduce yourself briefly
My name is Kaspar Alumaa. I am a 21-year-old entrepreneur and a third year student at EBS.
I am a really goal- and dream-oriented person who tries to develop himself every day to keep moving towards fulfilling my goals and reaching my dreams.
Three facts about you
- I lived in Italy for a whole year
- I talk a lot and really fast
- For the third year in a row, I am managing a company that offers home administration services, which I started with my friend.
How did you end up at EBS?
My road to EBS wasn’t really ordinary. After graduating from middle school, my head was filled with different ideas – IT, law, entrepreneurship. It was all still quite uncertain until the moment I started a company with my friend. At that moment I realised that entrepreneurship is my passion and I didn’t have much more to think but to go to EBS.
You are now the Communication and sponsorship Councillor of EBS Student Council. Tell us about some plans for the upcoming year.
Throughout the past two years I’ve been studying at EBS, I have gained many new experiences, knowledge and connections. I had a feeling that my time has now come to give something back to the school. That’s why I decided to apply for the place of Communication and sponsorship Councillor – to help out in developing our EBS community. My main goal is to organize even bigger and more memorable EBS events so our EBS family could be more collective and powerful than ever.
You spent a exchange year in Italy. How did it go there for you? Tell us about some memorable moments from that time.
The exchange year was one of the most educational and adventurous years of my life. It required coming out of my comfort zone completely, but that’s the way to grow as a person. Throughout the year I gained lots of new knowledge, experiences and international contacts which all are really important in today’s world of business. The most memorable experience was going to the Italian cuisine course where we learned to make pasta, pizza and raviolis, which was a really positive experience to me as an amateur cook.
What kind of advice would you give to a young student who is thinking of spending a year/semester abroad?
I definitely suggest everyone to go for it. The thought of it may seem a little bit scary at first, but I can assure you that it could turn out to be one of the most life-changing experiences of your life. If a full year seems to be too long, I suggest taking a semester abroad – that time flies by really fast.
What do you do on your spare time?
Because I am currently a student besides working and managing with my own company, I don’t have a lot of free time, but when I do I try to value it. I mostly go to the gym or spend my free time playing golf.
What are your ambitions and dreams to pursue in the next 20 years?
I think that every person should have some kind of goals to reach because without goals we lose our sight and we won’t get anywhere with our lives. 20 years is enough for me to fulfill my current ambitions and dreams. For that, I work and improve myself every day, so I could be sure that I’m moving in the right direction.
Name a thing you think that every person should do or try out at least once in their lifetime. Why?
That „thing“ could be different for each individual but mostly it’s connected to the things that we fear the most. You have to step out of your comfort zone and try the things you’ve been always scared of. That’s the way I’ve grown, improved and discovered some new talents and skills I never knew I had.
If you could live a life of any celebrity, who would you choose? Why?
Tough choice, but I’d probably be Elon Musk. That’s because I want to see how to come up with new innovative solutions and ideas constantly, in this really fast-changing world of business.
A quote you live by.
“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.” – Donald J. Trump.
Translator Marlen Kuusk
Editor Tea Teesalu