Graduation Year: 2001 (MBA )
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Looking back on your career, what was the most important decision you made (or didn't make) regarding your career path?
A few years ago, I was at a crossroad: to continue a prosperous but unfulfilling career path or take an alternative road seeking more balance and motivation. It has been one of the few decisions that I took with my heart (and not my head) and I am so happy and grateful that I did. This to me is clear proof that the most complex decisions should be taken through our gut or heart.
What do you believe recent graduates should keep in mind as they start out their careers?
During a career consulting session at ALBA, our instructor mentioned that a career is like a golf game. I fully agree and I and would suggest starting a career by focusing on creating value and impact through an organization.
What made you choose ALBA for your graduate studies?
Back in 2000, when I made up my mind to join ALBA, most of my friends were finishing their studies abroad, struggling to find an adequate job. This realization played a big role on me together with the fact that ALBA’s academic proposal of was (and still is) by far the best we have in Greece. Moreover, the academic programs at ALBA incorporate in their DNA this “unusual” element and they are structured in a way to push you to your limits, which both proved to be a powerful combination.
Share with us your fondest memory while studying at ALBA.
My fondest memory comes with a fantastic team building at Karpenisi, whereas all the members of the 9th full time MBA had the chance to meet and interact for 3 days. This happy time transformed soon to hard times with all the countless hours at the laboratories, working on business cases with other colleagues. That “creative stretch” proved so valuable afterwards…