A panel of former students who are currently part of the working force were brought in as part of the mentoring program to share their experiences as well as to leave suggestions for students in secondary school. According to the alumna Rosário Cardoso, for whom medicine has always been a dream, proactivity, commitment, a good level of English and a good network of knowledge can make a difference. She also mentioned that projects related to robotics and artificial intelligence are challenges which can prosper in the health field.
From Amsterdam, Tatiana Pereira expressed how, after a Degree followed by a Master's in Marketing & Management at Nova SBE, she embraced a new project at Nike. Tatiana stressed that a good organisation, communication and focus on our goals are essential skills for good teamwork, which enable the development of projects and campaigns.
Then, André Coelho pointed out that to be a good, creative professional it is necessary to be interested in different fields of knowledge, regardless of their initial training. His degree in Communication Design at the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon, in parallel with his participation in illustration projects, have provided him with diverse experiences that redirected him in a global world. The message he conveyed was that new experiences will always create new opportunities.
From the European Commission in Brussels, Maria Iordanova talked about her Law Degree from Universidade Católica and her studies at the University of Maastricht. Her first professional experience was in the field of law. Having fallen in love with the international aspect, she applied for a programme at the European Commission and was selected amongst thousands of candidates. We hope to repeat the experience that was so enriching. Much success to everyone!