I: Hi Matthias! Can you tell what you have been doing since you graduated from college?
M: Hi! After graduating from Human Resources Management MBA at ZSEM and having previous work experience in human resources at FMCG company and employment agency, I got a job at UNICEF where I have been recruiting in the fundraising department for almost two years.
In addition, in my private time, I help develop a family-owned business, a health clinic for women. Another area of interest is digital marketing, so I try to learn as much as possible through courses and seminars.
I: It’s really inspiring that you still have the motivation to learn and progress. But how come you ever decided to enroll in ZSEM’s Economics program?
M: After high school I paused for a year and worked in the marketing department of a large company. Until then, I had not thought about economics, however I received several recommendations for ZSEM and decided to enroll in it. And I can say that this is one of the best decisions in my life.
I: Do you have any memories that made this decision one of the best?
M: My favorite memories are definitely the student exchange in Seoul, which I will never forget. Also a summer school in Portugal. Once in a lifetime memories + international friendships + travel = winning combination!
I: I believe that through these experiences you have acquired various skills and knowledge that you still use a lot today?
M: That’s right! I value most the friendships and acquaintances I have gained and the valuable business and life advice that our professors have given us. I honed communication skills, presentation skills, learned to use the most important resource-time more efficiently, and set priorities properly.
I: In the spirit of what I would recommend to current ZSEM students?
M: I would recommend a few things to current ZSEM students:
I: Thanks for the helpful tips Matija! Do you follow any motto or advice in your life?
M: One of the principles of life that I live by is kaizen – continuous improvement. The ultimate dream is to accomplish my life purpose. I believe that at this moment I am exactly where I need to be, but I always expect more from myself and want to constantly evolve and work for myself, privately and in business. So I would say that I am on the path to achieving goals, desires, dreams, and one day, purpose.
I: Matija thank you so much for this inspiring talk! We are sure that you will inspire many more of our students in the future with your attitude and achievements!