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Student testimonial: Invaluable lessons for personal and professional growth

Student testimonial: Invaluable lessons for personal and professional growth

Yana Ulanova, Russia

I started my studies in International Sales and Marketing in 2015. My grandfather visited Finland many times in the 1990’s when he worked with Kalmyk theater and took a liking to the country. He also told me about the opportunities to study there. Then I saw a video of a Spanish professor visiting Haaga-Helia’s Porvoo Campus and talking to teachers about inquiry learning. I liked the concept and decided to apply.

Haaga-Helia is an international learning environment where students are allowed to share their views with teachers. Working with real companies every semester was a brilliant possibility to understand how the real world works and network with senior professionals. We also took business trips and got a better perspective for international business and cultural context. My studies prepared me well for the professional life.

Now I work in a Finnish startup called Happeo as a Sales Development Representative. In the future, the most important thing for me is to stay humble and open-minded and continue personal and professional development every day. Haaga-Helia provided me with invaluable lessons that I will always remember. It is crucial to follow your heart, no matter what others might say. Be honest with yourself and show compassion to others. In Haaga-Helia, you will definitely become more mature and get a chance to build an international network.

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