The University of Manchester
Management with Industrial/Pro
Open Gate graduate in 2016
I come from Chomutov, the town of ice hockey legends. Like most young boys, I wanted to become a Czech ice hockey star whose name would be recognized in the NHL. I started at the age of three and for a full ten years was convinced that my mission was to be a professional athlete. I was an average student in elementary school, with the local high school being my highest academic ambition. It was during this stage in my life that I got to visit Open Gate, and my twelve-year-old mind saw it as an unattainable ambition. At first glance I was enchanted by the friendly atmosphere and kindness of the teaching staff. That was the moment when something switched inside me and I knew instantly which way to go. Before too long, I was kicking off my first year at Open Gate, where I then studied for a full six years with the generous support from The Kellner Family Foundation.
I discovered my true self, my passion and my life potential at Open Gate School. In academic terms, I learned more than I had ever thought possible, yet this is just a fraction of overall life experience that studying at Open Gate School gave me. I found that helping others is just as important as personal growth and success, and I pursued a wide variety of good causes. The International Baccalaureate Diploma opened my mind to new opportunities and helped me find my goal in life. My life journey is only beginning now. I cannot see its end, but whatever it is I know it is the right one.
Open Gate School Grammar School, graduated in 2016
The University of Manchester, U.K., Management, a four-year program, beginning 2016
Economic theories and their application in society have always fascinated me. While I don’t doubt their validity and functionality, they work primarily with numbers and models assuming that society is purely rational. During my BA program, I would like to study the irrationalities of the world of business, management and finance and their impact on the individual. Primarily, I want to apply my knowledge and experience in my own business projects or in my future occupation. Later, I plan to go to Hong Kong to start either my business career or an MA program. There, I would like to pursue my plan for connecting the Asian and Czech economies, or generally for building mutual business and political relations.
I like to expand my command of foreign languages, mainly by writing essays and short stories, but I also like classic Hollywood movies and Spanish soap operas. In my spare time, I love cooking, a skill that I will undoubtedly put to good use at a university because nothing shows your maturity and independence better than a perfectly cooked steak or authentic Italian lasagna. I appreciate fine coffee, good music, and a comfortable armchair.
All good things must come to an end….
The Value of University
Lake District, aka the land of lakes
Time constraint and priorities
Exams and 2nd year transition
The effectivity of leadership and Nicolló Machiavelli
Merlin Asher Garbini
International Business Administration
Concordia University, John Molson School of Business, CAN
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