Meet Me Monday: Martin Mee
- Introduce yourself shortly.
Hi, I’m Martin, I’m a 25-year-old second-year student studying international business administration.
I don’t really like making long term plans and then strictly sticking to them, but when I have taken on any responsibilities that involve other people I will always see them through and give my best to not let anyone down.
I like to do sports and make people who don’t like it so much to do it as well, even if it is just a little bit and not very intensively. I think a lot of people who don’t do sports actually like doing it, they just don’t know it yet and in my opinion they shouldn’t miss out on the opportunity to do some and get a good feeling out of it.
I also like people who are nice to others. If I see someone like that I already want to become friends with them. I think people should try to be nicer to others without any agenda and it would eventually make yourself feel good as well.
- Three facts about yourself.
It is my second go at Bachelor’s degree, I previously studied English language and culture for four years in Tallinn University.
I like to go on trips with people who I don’t know well and then become friends with them along the way.
It is extremely hard to make me angry, I just think it’s not worth it and I feel better not getting upset about unpleasant things.
- Why did you decide to start studying at EBS?
Since I work as a Sales manager I thought that having some formal education in things like finance and sale would come in handy in my work life.
- You are part of EBS Student Council – what is your role and responsibilities there?
Currently, I’m the head of the sports field and my responsibilities are to coordinate and guide its work. During the time I have been in this position I have had a great team with whom we have managed to create many successful events like the first ever EBS sports day and have raised the number of EBS students representing our school in different student sport competitions. Therefore, I would like to use this opportunity to give a shout-out to all the sports field members, current and past, Marie, Maria, Kaisa, Birgit, Randy, Rain, Anton, Eero, who have helped to make all the events happen and I would also like to thank all the students who have taken part of the sport events in EBS without whom these events could not have happened.
- Why did you choose to take part of the Student Council? What are the benefits?
I chose to apply to join the Student Council because when I took part of one of the EBS football trainings, Birgit, the sports field manager at that time, told me that there aren’t many people in the Student Council and she could use some help so I said I would help her out and also I thought it would be a great experience since I hadn’t previously taken part of any such voluntary organizations. The biggest benefits of belonging to the Student Council are certainly the people you can work with, the chance to actually make a difference by increasing the well-being of the students and the experience you gain from that work that would also help you in the future.
- On a more personal note, do you have any hobbies?
I play football, I like to play guitar and I also like to cook for people (lately, pastries have been my main choice).
- What do you do on your day off?
Well, to be honest, lately there haven’t been too many of them because of the time that goes to work, school and student council, but when I do get a day off I like to do very different things like do some sports, go for a hike, play some guitar, spend some time with friends, play video games, watch movies or sometimes just do nothing.
- What’s your biggest fear?
I don’t think I have a biggest fear, I think that I have many smaller things that I’m afraid of but I have managed to be over them so they haven’t really kept me from doing anything.
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Well, as I said in the introduction, I don’t like making long term plans, so I’ll just have to see where my life takes me.
- Your favorite quote.
I can’t say that it’s my favorite one, but one that comes to mind is “It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” by John Wooden. I think it a good one since I also think you don’t have to always try to do something big, but just try to be good in all the small things you do and then the big things find their way to you by themselves.
Photo: Martin Mee
Translator: Triin Tikk
Editor: Kärt Mättikas