Introduce yourself shortly
I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur and EBS senior year student with positive views of life. I am actively working with my own business. I love sports, travelling and communicating with different people.
I started my studies in EBS 2 years ago when I went to BA in “Entrepreneurship and business management”. In the second year I joined the EBS Student Council, where I started my journey as a member of the Events team. As of today I am a senior student and EBS Student Council’s Office Manager.
Three facts about yourself
- I bought my first car in the US and it was a Chevrolet.
- I like listening to classic rock and I am filling one of my jean jacket with different bands’ logos.
- My pet is not a cat or a dog, it’s a parakeet.
You started your studies in IT first, what got you interested in studying entrepreneurship instead?
I started studying IT in Tallinn University. To be honest, I wasn’t sure of myself and what I wanted to do after university. Therefore, I chose a course that would bring me relatively good income later. I studied IT a bit under a year but it was not pleasant – I didn’t enjoy this course at all. IT and programming require a lot of patience and working with one certain aspect. I personally love to move around, communicate with people and brainstorm innovative ideas. Wasn’t long when I realised that I couldn’t keep up with a program that I don’t want to be involved in my everyday life. I understood that my journey should start with entrepreneurship.
How did you find your way to EBS?
After leaving IT speciality, I wanted to go back to university. A big factor here was my neighbour Liza back then, who is now my coursemate. She introduced EBS to me and said that she will apply to this school. Then, I collected all the information about EBS that I could find and decided to start my journey there. Now I can say that I have found my second home and changing the course for me was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
What have been the most challenging fields of sports that you have faced so far?
My favourite and most challenging field has been muay thai. I have always been interested in martial arts and thought why not try it. I went to a boxing club to learn self-defence and honestly couldn’t think back then that it would soon become one of my favourite sports fields. Occasionally I play tennis too. One of my best friends is also a tennis coach and gladly teaches me to play it. I have tried playing soccer but soon realised that I would rather watch it than play.
What do you do in your free time?
In my free time I love to read and write. Before I have read many novels but now I rather choose books that talk about investing or self-development. I wish to work on myself as much as possible and that’s why I choose to read some successful person’s biography instead of novels now. Also, lately I have learned to ride a longboard and I have to say that on a sunny day it is very calming to go outside to cruise where my soul takes me.
You love to travel a lot. Which are your favourite countries and why?
My all-time favourite country is Austria. Most of all I love it’s nature. Unfortunately, I have visited Austria only once in my life but I plan to go back soon! Secondly, one of my favourites is England. I have visited it several times and once even for a few weeks in a language camp. I can’t exactly tell why I love England so much. Probably because since I was young I wanted to go there and I have always had a positive preconception about it. I will be visiting England again in 2 months.
Who did you want to become as a kid and what are your plans for the future now?
As a kid I was singing professionally and therefore I thought that I would be a singer when I grow up. Today I don’t actively sing anymore. My future plans aren’t exactly in place yet but I know that I will definitely be focusing on my business further on.
What is the craziest thing in your bucket list? When do you plan to do it?
I don’t know if I can say that I have something necessarily crazy in my bucket list. Crazy stuff would include parachuting for instance, but I wouldn’t like to do it. I have a cart driving gift card in my drawer and I plan to do it soon. I enjoy driving a cart a lot and I can say that it is a pretty memorable adrenaline rush to me.
A quote you live by?
I have been always fascinated by a quote that describes me the best: “Slay your own dragons, Princess”.
Translator: Andres Reitsnik
Editor: Tanel Rõõm