After completing her schooling in India, Divya left behind the comforts of home to study in Europe. The opportunities she discovered were life changing
What postgraduate course did you study and where?
I studied an MBA in International Business at EU Business School Montreux, graduating with the highest GPA - 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
What did the MBA teach you that your first degree did not?
It taught me to think, act and work like a business leader. My course and the faculty helped me to thoroughly understand complex business issues and to think strategically.
EU Business School provided me with the business skills I was lacking and enhanced my soft skills such as leadership, cross-cultural understanding and teamwork. My growth as a businessperson was structured in a disciplined way, which equipped me with the necessary frameworks and models to analyse real-world business problems and opportunities.
Overall, EU Business School made me a better learner and worker. I now analyse situations more intricately and strategically than before.
What is the most valuable thing learned in your career?
Once you are out there, you have to learn to be self-sufficient and to not rely on anyone else. You have to judge if your work is taking you toward or further away from your goal. Set a goal and work toward it, even if it means doing something completely unrelated. Every day you work you learn something new, and you can use this new knowledge to your advantage. It is a super competitive world. Either you move forward or become stagnant and get left behind.
What do you enjoy about your job?
With a strong foundation of education and work experience, I am able to run an office and work in a foreign land, with a better and deeper understanding.
My current position helps me to exercise my knowledge and experience. It involves a bit of everything, ranging from marketing and finance to HR and PR. It is an all-in-one job and I never stop learning or growing.
The responsibility of maintaining an office is so prodigious, that at times it is intimidating, as well as empowering. I feel my education and experience in different fields serve justice to this position.
If you could offer advice to your student self what would it be?
I would encourage myself to undertake more internships, to take advantage of on-campus recruitment opportunities and to make the most of campus exchanges to at least one other EU campus.
Despite my best efforts, I somehow missed out on these incredible opportunities during my student years.