Written by Maja Kušćer
I celebrated the end of 2017 in a new place with new friends. With the arrival of 2018 I decided to turn a new page in my life. Every year I make a list of wishes and goals that I want to achieve during the next 365 days. Sometimes they come true, sometimes they don’t. But I always try to do my best to keep my resolutions. Last year my wish was to successfully finish my studies in Lille and find a good internship. With my work and persistence, I managed to realize it. This year comes with new resolutions that are even more ambitious and that could be guidelines for other international students.
- Do more than just studying!
I am a multitasking person. My student life doesn’t mean only going to the lectures and studying. I try to participate in different extracurricular activities. In 2018 I want to participate in more conferences and workshops related to marketing, leadership, EU projects and digital revolution. In this way I want to gather new experience and to see in which direction I want to take my career.
- Win a case study competition!
I often participate in case study competitions and until now I won 3 awards. I want to increase this number of prizes. When I participate in these competitions my goal isn’t only to win a prize, but also to learn something new. This is the best way to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and to increase your chances of finding a good job or internship after graduation.
- Learn Portuguese!
I speak 5 foreign languages and Portuguese has always been a language I really like. In Lille I met some Brazilians and I was so eager to speak with them in their mother tongue, but I couldn’t. I want to overcome this language barrier and to enjoy talking with them.
- Show that Zagreb is also a great destination to study abroad!
Zagreb offers many Bachelor’s and Master’s studies that are taught in English. As a Student Ambassador I want to help international students to adapt to Zagreb student life and to invite new students to the city!
- Hang out with other Student Ambassadors and travel!
So many ambassadors, so many countries, cultures and cities. Since I am passionate traveler, I’d like to travel more than last year and meet other Student Ambassadors in person.