"I was the Minister of Justice for the Republic of Bulgaria FOR A DAY..."
Nationality: Bulgarian; however, I am 3/4 Turkish, 1/4 Bulgarian
Programme: Master's in International Business Communication
Previous education: My high school was heavily focused on economics, accounting and finances. I completed a 4-year Economics track in high school. Then, I obtained a BA in International Hospitality Management in the Netherlands. Currently, following a pre-master programme in Communications.
Why did I choose Radboud University: A few of the aspects that were crucial to me when making the decision about where I should continue my academic journey included: how motivated I felt when I was in the city where the university was located, how much of theoretical background was covered within Communications and Linguistics, and what practical opportunities there were. Radboud University also allows you to do an internship during my master's programme. I think this is one of the most valuable parts of the programme I am following.
What am I looking forward to the most regarding coming to Nijmegen: The Waalkade - this is my favourite spot in the entire city. Such a peaceful place! Although, I have been living on my own in a foreign country, in the Netherlands, for 4 years now, I believe that I have plenty more to experience in terms of self-care, independence, and self-perception. I am looking forward to re-discover myself! Whoop, whoop! :)
A fun fact about myself: A fun fact suggests that I need to give only one, but there are so many...
- I was the Minister of Justice for the Republic of Bulgaria FOR A DAY - it was an initiative of Junior Achievement Bulgaria, an organisation that gives striving high school students the opportunity to be managers for a day.
- I am an extremely emotional person, I even cry when I see a couple holding hands. What can I do, I love to love! :)
- Also, sometimes my friends tell me that I talk a lot, well, if you are not scared to talk, whenever you see me on campus, hit me up! Let's socialize, let's break the ice!
- Two years in a row now (2018 and 2019), I was a Santa Claus in one of the most bespoke hotels of the Netherlands.
My favourite motto is: "Work hard, push your boundaries harder because nobody is going to bring you anything on a golden platter, but also balance it with some fun!" - This is something that I have always tried to implement in my life - to work hard, study hard, because in such a competitive environment nobody is going to push you further and they stay behind. You need to make sure you stand out of the crowd. So, my question to you, the reader, is - what have you done today to stand out?