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MATEA BEZIĆ

My name is Matea and I come from Lovran, Croatia. Ever since a young age I was spending my time abroad skiing professionally and one of the reasons why I decided to study in Slovenia is my affinity of meeting new people and places. While training professionally pushed me out of my comfort zone and challenged my limits, it created extremely competitive and motivated person that I am today. One of the main reasons why I chose School of Economics and Business are my parents who are entrepreneurs; watching them establishing and developing their company made me realize that I wanted to do something similar in my life. I am communicative person by nature; I know four languages (Croatian, English, Italian and Slovene) and have obtained a degree in International Business which made IMB a perfect choice for me. I love working in international environment and I believe that the programme will test my limits and broaden my knowledge and horizons.

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ALJUŠKA BONČA

My name is Aljuška Bonča and I am 23 years old. I’ve graduated from School of Economics and Business, majoring in International Business. I see myself as communicative, adventurous type of a person who likes to live and work in challenging environment. Highly motivated and hardworking individual when the goals are set, I aspire to have successful business career and gain some international experiences. Additionally, I aspire to have diverse working environment which does not contain much routine and stimulates my brain. I encourage constructive criticism and believe this is one of the most important things which helps us to grow. The other side of me is enthusiastic explorer, traveler and I find my inner peace in sports and hiking. Otherwise passionate art lover and supporter of the fact that smallest things in life matter the most!

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TEJA BRESKVAR

I am Teja and I graduated from the School of Economics and Business, specialising in Money and Finance. I told to myself that life should be about accepting challenges and taking chances life brings towards you. I have always been eager to learn and push myself to the limit. I studied in Canada and Portugal for a year. During that time, I had built life lasting friendships and expanded my network, which I believe will help me in my future career. Living abroad on my own enabled me to get to know better myself and see what I am capable of. I realized that I would like to make an international career and this is where I see myself in the future. I believe that working with people from different countries will give me the opportunity to develop new skills and allow me to see a wider picture of the world.

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TINE BURJA

My name is Tine and I come from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I got my bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. After that, I’ve spent 6 months in Germany as an intern at adidas. I was attracted to international environment from day one, and living abroad just made me realize that the IMB programme is the perfect choice for me. I see myself working for a big international organisation in the future where I could gain new knowledge, grow as a person and be able to work in a diversified team. I would describe myself as ambitious, hard working person who is not afraid of a challenge and is always open for new ideas. Since I see myself as a people’s person, I love to spend time with my family and friends. I also enjoy doing all kind of sports, and spending time in the nature or relaxing on the beach.

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GUILLAUME CAVALLARI

My name is Guillaume Cavallari, I am 24 years old and I come from Monaco. I consider myself a positive and rather calm but active and dynamic person at the same time. Taking chances and seizing opportunities that arise is what I think is always pushing me forward in life. I have decided to join IMB for two main reasons. Firstly, it is a top programme and Slovenia is a well-established EU economy, with hard working people and beautiful nature, which I love, and the other being that I simply wanted to bear as much challenge as I thought I could handle. I really needed a change and I wanted to get way out of my comfort zone. I sincerely enjoy working in totally new, driven environments, where I always have to strive to be my best self. I have chosen to challenge myself considerably by enrolling into this programme and I can say that up until now all my expectations have been met and then some.

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IVA DRVARIČ

Having always been interested in events around the globe, innovation, issues concerning sustainable development and challenges confronting everyday life, I decided to dedicate my undergraduate studies to International Economics. I would not only like to see change but be a part of it by contributing to the local community and seeing it develop to its full potential. These are also the values and goals of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, of which I am a part and where I work on the "Mladi junaki" project. I also believe these are the topics discussed among IMB students and that we as a whole can make a noticeable contribution in many areas of society. At home or abroad, I always make time for meeting new people and the combo of a good coffee and debate about different cultures, politics, economy, music, art or cuisine.

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VALESKA GABER

My name is Valeska and I am a 24 year old graduate of Interior Design coming from Ljubljana. Although I am passionate about design I wish to shift my career in a different direction and that is the reason I decided to continue my studies by enrolling in the IMB programme. Coming from a large family I am a very people-oriented person and a good team worker. I can’t wait to obtain new skills, work with people from different cultural backgrounds and challenge myself to do the best that I can. Oh, and I love dogs.

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ANDREJA GRADIŠEK

During my studies and through work experience, I realized that my greatest wish is to become an entrepreneur. Therefore, I chose to become part of the IMB programme. Before my time at the School of Economics and Business, I obtained a bachelor's degree in Tourism at the Faculty for Tourism Studies - Turistica in Portorož. By nature, I am a positive, communicative and dynamic person, both professionally and personally. For eleven years, I have been playing handball, which taught me how to overcome obstacles, trust in my capabilities and push myself further out of my comfort zone in order to advance. I also learned how to lead a team and I love to take on the responsibilities that come along with leadership.

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ROK HRIBŠEK

My name is Rok Hribšek and I come from Ljubljana, Slovenia. I am 24 years old and I have a Master in Pharmacy. I am open-minded, talkative, honest and a quick learner. Aside from my professional interests I am also passionate about travelling around the world, I enjoy spending time with my friends, playing sports and cooking. I enrolled in IMB because I wish to broaden my knowledge of economics and business management. While I was studying Pharmacy I also spent one semester in Helsinki, Finland as part of an Erasmus student exchange, during which I found out that I really enjoy being in an international environment, therefore this program is a perfect combination for me. After finishing it I would like to work in an international pharmaceutical company where I will be able to utilize my skills to the fullest extent.

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VID JANŠA

I come from a small town in the Northeastern part of Slovenia. It was cozy and familiar, but not very exciting. Especially for someone like me, who is curious, open-minded and enjoys new challenges. Being passionate about business and entrepreneurship made me decide to move to Ljubljana to study at the School of Economics and Business there. I earned a bachelor degree in Banking and Financial Management. During my studies I remained active through extracurricular activities such as work in the student organisation Management Group, several exchanges and business competitions. This allowed me to get an internship at Lek and later at A.T. Kearney where the most important thing I realized is that I still have much more to learn. I see the IMB programme as an important next step in my career, as I believe it will enable me to further expand my knowledge and gain a strong network of colleagues.

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TILEN KALAN

My name is Tilen Kalan. I graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. After earning my degree, I spent a year working in a R&D department, that work experience and obtained knowledge the perfect stepping stone for my further development. Eager to gain additional advanced business knowledge I enrolled to IMB program. My specter of interests is very broad. I am a travelling enthusiast who likes to play various group sports, especially ice hockey. It is the thing that I am most passionate about. Playing ice hockey for majority of my life taught me how communicate and collaborate to achieve common goal. I consider myself as an enthusiastic, hard working person with a sense of humor. After finishing the program, I hope to find a suitable working environment which will stimulate my personal and professional growth.

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NIKA MARIJA KAVŠEK

My name is Nika Marija Kavšek. I grew up in a small town of Črnomelj. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. My inspiration for following this route is my mother and father, who have degrees in economics and mechanical engineering. As the time passed and I developed my own skills and ambitions, I gradually realized that I want to expand my knowledge in business and economics. The IMB program seemed like the perfect addition to my knowledge in mechanical engineering to help me develop a successful future career and reach my full potential. I am communicative, ambitious, open-minded, and hardworking. I love to travel, meet new people, explore different cultures, and try new things.

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ULA KOČEVAR

My name is Ula Kočevar, and I come from the sunny side of Gorjanci, Bela krajina. Since my childhood my parents would always involve me in production and business activities of our small family company. It made me open for creative ideas and enthusiastic about having my own company one day in the future. Freedom is my perception of success and I love exploring new and unknown. This is also one of the main reasons I chose to study in South Korea for a whole year, where I have not only acquired my double degree in International Business and Business Administration, but also gained precious life experience and a colorful perspective about different Asian cultures.

"There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking"
- Brian Tracy

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JAN KOLAR

Hello, my name is Jan and I come from Slovenia. I succesfully graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana. After finishing my diploma, I had to choose how I want to countinue my studies. I have many passions and interest and I always found hard to pursue only one subject. In recent years I really became interested in business. Fortunately for me, I found out about IMB programme, which has the exact type of teaching structure I was looking for. IMB programme seemed obvious choice, not only because of English speaking enviroment, but also because it gives you enough theoretical and practical knowledge, with potential to work in variety of businesses and industries. Besides my enthusiasm about business, my hobbies consist of basketball, volleyball, travelling and reading.

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JAKA KOŠČAK

As a son of an economist and a lawyer, I was exposed to different perspectives of what the business world entitles. At the age of 16 I started working at Lawyer’s office Čeferin as a student, where I stayed for six years. I quickly adapted to the office environment and enjoyed my job, however, I realized that my true passion lies within the business world, particularly entrepreneurship. At that point I decided to continue my studies in International Business, School of Economics and Business, in Ljubljana. Exposed to the international environment for several years I grasped that communication skills are fundamental for common success and that I thrive best in multicultural surroundings. Being a people-oriented person, I have always admired different cultures coming together and integrating with one another and so enriching the society. Currently I am fluent in English, German and Serbian language and will proceed learning new languages, Portuguese is next on my list.

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KARMEN KRVINA

After obtaining my BSc degree in International Business at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and in part at the Jönköping International Business school, Sweden, I was excited to once again be immersed in the SEB LU community atmosphere. It is a unique environment where I could be challenged by both the case-method of teaching and the high calibre of classmates, whose knowledge will stimulate the advancement of my soft skills as well as my analytical background. This can only be achieved by a strong commitment to teamwork and continuous “two-way street” communication as the sources of trust, wherein the later fosters personal growth and strengthens interpersonal relations. Thus, the IMB program is an ideal cultural fit as integrity, dedication and persistence are seen as core values, all of which are of greatest importance to me.

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ZALA LOGAR

My name is Zala Logar and I come from Murska Sobota, Slovenia. After I finished my undergraduate programme in Accounting and auditing at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, I wanted a new challange to exceed my knowladge of economics and business. I believe IMB is the perfect programme to broad my horizons and have an amazing experince. Meeting new people, getting to know new cultures and establishing lifelong friendships are just some of the amazing bonuses of our new lives committed to IMB. Since I am very enthusiastic about travelling and real estate business, I hope new expiriences and knowladge obtained during IMB will help me combine this two passions and turn them into my own business one day.

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RAYA MAMMADOVA

Hello! I am Raya and I was born and raised in the city of winds - Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2017, I graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of Azerbaijan Republic majoring in Management and right after that I deliberately took a gap year to try myself in a real-life work within the borders of my hometown. During my last year at the academy, I landed a job of an office manager, but in a half a year I switched to a more challenging and demanding PR-manager position at a different company. I’ve never regretted that decision, as Public Relations taught me so many valuable things and I grew through that experience both professionally and personally. Having heard of the IMB program’s prestigiousness and after hours of research done, I made a decision to apply, because I saw this program as a way to expose myself to intensive learning and a great chance to get together with people from different backgrounds. Also, the fact that studies take place in Ljubljana was just perfect, since the city always appealed to me on a whole different level. What else about myself? Well, I suppose one word that almost everyone uses when describing me is “hard-working”. And that’s pretty much on point, as I am a big believer in effort and perseverance. Besides that, I am really passionate about language learning, sports, travelling and interior design

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ŽIGA MATJAŠEC

My name is Žiga Matjašec and I come from Ljubljana, Slovenia. As a very ambitious and driven individual, IMB Programme was my first choice, after graduating from International Business at University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. Besides being in an international programme prior to IMB, I was also an exchange student in Aarhus, Denmark. Having been exposed to cultures from every part of the world, made me come to the realization, that I want to pursue my professional career on an international level. I would describe myself as a trustworthy, adaptable and confident person, that achieves his goals when he sets his mind to it. I am also very passionate about new technologies especially on the field of healthcare. I believe that the IMB Programme will equip me with the skill sets that will be needed when achieving my dreams, as well as allow me to grow as a person, that is fit to start his professional career.

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KATJA MENCIGAR

I once read an article that wrote about a type of personality that can best be described as a 'scanner'. I completely and utterly found myself in the description of this personality trait. In short, a scanner is someone who refuses to choose. Refuses to choose one single activity, one single career, wants and enjoys juggling many different things at once. I am equally fascinated by quantum physics, ancient Roman societies, obscure languages, and developments in web technology. I have a master's degree in History and English. The IMB programme and the career I am pursuing will allow me to combine my various interests and will present me with new challenges through which I will be able to grow as a person.

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KARIN MOHAR

I am a curious person who is always up for a challenge and on the lookout for new experience. I am ambitious, attentive to details and determined. I finished my Bachelor’s degree in International Business at School of Economics and Business. Having grown up in an international setting in Switzerland and seeing the beauty diversity brings to a community, I have always strived to continue my education in a multicultural environment. I chose IMB programme because I knew it would challenge my boundaries, perfect my competences, broaden my network and enrich me with knowledge and practical experience that is pertinent on a global scale. Aside from my studies, my other interests include legal studies and psychology. I believe knowledge in this these particular academic disciplines is beneficial and useful to know no matter which career one pursues. As a daughter of IMB alumni, I am proud to carry on the family tradition.

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THYME F. NORD

My name is Thyme Nord and I come from Los Angeles, California in the United States. I have many passions in life including creating art, playing music, and traveling abroad. Having graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Art History from California State University, Fullerton, I wanted to expand my horizons by pursuing a Master's degree in business. The IMB program has offered me an opportunity to explore new skill-sets, meet wonderful people, and face an exciting challenge that I believe will open many doors for me in the future.

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URBAN OREHEK

I hold a Bachelor’s degree in English and am currently finishing my Master’s in English while navigating the rough seas of IMB. I could bore you with the fact that I have a lot of work experience in international environments and a lot of academic achievements (like organizing and chairing as well as lecturing at an international academic symposium), but that is not the aim of this text. Since I am a very dynamic person, studying English and working as an English teacher quickly became too monotonous due to not being challenging enough, forcing me to rethink my career choices. That led me to embark on my IMB journey hopefully leading me to a wonderful job in a multinational corporation big enough to accommodate my personality, as well as my insatiable need for excitement, new knowledge and thrilling challenges.

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TAJA PEČNIK

My name is Taja Pečnik and I have obtained my bachelor’s degree in European Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana. During my undergraduate studies I have spent two semesters studying abroad, in Germany and Estonia. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I did a five-month internship in Brussels, Belgium. I am an extremely curious person who likes to learn new things and is always ready for new challenges. I have decided for IMB Programme because it offers an individual a great opportunity to learn and work in an international and diversified environment. I believe that IMB as a highly intensive programme will be crucially beneficial for my professional and personal development. I envisioned my future career in the international environment and I think that IMB will further develop my skill set, which will help me to achieve my career goals. I am an open person who is passionate about traveling, hiking, reading and cooking."

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LUKA PEVEC

Hello, curious reader! My name is Luka Pevec and I was born and raised in Slovenia. I graduated in Ljubljana at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (FRI). Besides my passion for technology, I have always been deeply interested in economics and it’s related fields. I have a big desire to connect my CS background knowledge with the subjects taught at IMB programme. I am currently three weeks into the programme and I already think it was one of the best life decisions I have ever made. Not only I do expect to gain relevant knowledge and enriching experience, but I am also sure I will make some lifelong friends and valuable connections. I try to live my life as best as I can by Bruce Lee’s quote: “If you always put a limit on everything you do, physical or anything else it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

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BARBARA PIKL

My name is Barbara Pikl and I come from Celje. I have obtained my Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. I am a very communicative person, who loves to work in a team of people full of different nationalities. This was also the reason I chose International Business where I was able to have schoolmates from all around the world. I always believed that I will become successful in my life, no matter how hard it would be. Because I am always striving for new challenges I chose IMB programme, which I believe, will broaden my horizons and ease my path of becoming a strong businesswoman. I really enjoy traveling, but even more, I love sports. I trained basketball for many years, where I learned how to be a good “team player”. Later on, I found myself in fitness, which has allowed me to relax in a hurry life. I am a very creative person as well, who always tries to find a solution for a certain problem and thus I’m up to any challenge because I like to deal with difficult tasks.

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ANJA PLAZNIK

My name is Anja and I graduated at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, with a major in International Business. My passion is sport, more specifically track and field, which I also trained for 12 years. Sport has taught me some important lessons, such us hard working, determination, and to never give up. I am an ambitious and open-minded person, with a vision of becoming an entrepreneur someday. I see the IMB programme as a great chance to develop, grow and progress and as an opportunity to reach my career goals. I believe this program will prepare me to enter the real business world.

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MIHA POVŠIN

They call me Miha and say that I am an interesting person. I would describe myself as easily bored and fed up with the basic, ordinary lifestyle. Through my 23 years of life I have obtained a lot of knowledge through different hobbies and experienced a number of things. I consider myself a sports person and among other things a magician. I like to use my spare time to learn as much as I can. I finished attending musical school with saxophone playing, but because of my love for music, I have also learned to play the piano and the guitar by ear. I chose the IMB program because it is said that it is challenging. As an extrovert, I am looking forward to meeting new people, making new connections throughout the program and learning more about myself as well as others.

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ROK PRIMOŽIČ

My name is Rok Primožič and I come from Novo mesto, Slovenia. I graduated from Mechanical engineering at the University of Ljubljana. I’ve enrolled into IMB program, because I want to combine the technical knowledge with economics and business. It may seem that this two fields are the complete opposite, but in my opinion they do intertwine and create a combination to my advantage and which makes my knowledge and skills more competitive on the labour market. As well I am a passionate lover of traveling, adrenaline and sports. To conclude, being ambitious and hardworking I’m always looking forward to great challenges!

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LUCIJA REMIC

My name is Lucija and I come from Kranj, Slovenia. I consider myself to be goal-oriented, passionate, and friendly. I enjoy doing sports and I believe sports and relaxation are essential for a healthy body and spirit. I have obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Biotechnical faculty. The two things that intrigue me the most are business and biology. I am planning to combine my biotechnology knowledge with knowledge I have yet to acquire from IMB’s curses and incorporate them in my future area of work. I chose IMB because of teamwork, international environment, the chance to apply my knowledge to real-life challenges, and because passion is contagious and you can find a lot of passion in IMB premises.

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FATI SADIKAJ

My name is Fati Sadikaj, and I come from Kosovo. I have obtained my Bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. I decided to continue my studies in Slovenia without any hesitation because studying for three years in this country as an international student was a wonderful experience followed by a lot of joy and hard work. I think that the IMB is an intelligent investment for those who see themselves as hard-working, top-achiever and ambitious people because here you can develop yourself on personal as well as on the professional level. I enjoy working with different people, and I see myself as a very reliable type of person that always pursues the highest goals and is crucial in decision-making. I believe that who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today; therefore I encourage everyone to keep up the good work and continue to follow your dreams.

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ANASTASIA STOLIAROVA

My name is Anastasia Stoliarova, I am 20 years old and I came to Ljubljana from Kiev, Ukraine. After finishing my high school I have faced a choice of either staying in Kiev and continuing studying there or going to seek some international experience. Somehow I was brave enough to totally change my life, the country I was living in and moved to Slovenia to start my bachelor study in International Business at School of Economics and Business. I was truly enjoying working with people from different countries, backgrounds, people, who have very different vision and who are inspiring and I definitely think that attaining such international experience contributed to my personal growth. For my master degree I have chosen IMB program mainly because I think it will provide me unique experience, that will be crucial for my future career.

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ANA TEMELJOTOV

My name is Ana and I come from Ljubljana. Before IMB, I earned my master's degree in Pharmacy at University of Ljubljana. I finished my studies with merit and at the same time I was active in different fields. I was working as an English teacher in kindergartens, a ski instructor, and a public health campaign coordinator. I enjoy exploring new cultures as well as meeting new people, and that's why I also took part in an Erasmus exchange. I spent one semester studying at the Faculty of Pharmacy in Copenhagen, Denmark. I am a very communicative, curious, and hardworking person. I love working with people and I like dynamic and challenging work. Studying pharmacy has given me a lot of scientific knowledge, which I would like to expand with business and management skills. That is exactly what brought me to IMB class. I can't wait to see what this year brings!

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BOJAN TOMŠIČ

My name is Bojan and I come from Slovenia. Before starting IMB, I graduated at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Ljubljana. I have always had a great interest in the business world, so the natural continuation of my education was the IMB program. Already in high school I became internationally oriented when I spent some time at practical training in Leipzig, Germany. I find IMB the perfect opportunity to obtain the economics, business organisation and management skills. I enjoy stimulating environments where people are hard-working, diverse and able to bring something interesting to the table. In my free time I like to do sports, travel, dance and do some cooking – which I am not really good at, although I can make really great sushi. Quote: ˝When life gets harder, challenge yourself to be stronger.˝

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ŽAN TRATAR

My name is Žan and I graduated at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, with a major in Marketing. I am very ambitious, creative, talkative and open-minded person. I decided to do my masters at IMB because I think it will help me to learn several aspects related to the business world and it will help me interact with corporate world confidently, since my wish is to start my own company. My biggest love is football, travelling and hanging out with friends, while my business interest is mainly focused on innovation.

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ŠPELA UŠAJ

My name is Špela Ušaj and I come from Nova Gorica, Slovenia. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in Money and Finance at the University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business. During the course of my undergraduate studies I have experienced two amazing periods of my life abroad, firstly a semester of studies in Rome and then a four months long internship in Porto. I chose IMB because I want to continue my studies at a program that offers me a broad spectrum of knowledge, which is more internationally orientated and enables me to explore different professional possibilities. I see myself as a positive, enthusiastic person who shares knowledge, provides support and seeks solutions for every unsolved problem that may occur. I am a foodie who loves animals, traveling, learning new languages and spending quality time with friends.

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JAKA VELIKONJA

Hello! My name is Jaka and I come from the western part of Slovenia, Nova Gorica. I finished my undergraduate degree at University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, specializing in Management. I have a passion for travelling and learning about new cultures, which is why I chose to spend two semesters abroad in Portugal and Canada during my bachelor's studies. Last year I worked in the hospitality industry in Croatia, gaining valuable entry-level experience in management. In my eyes, IMB is a great challenge from which I will not only gain crucial professional knowledge important for the continuation of my career, but I will also gain confidence and achieve personal growth. Besides this, I enjoy doing any kind of water sports and will always be down for a delicious meal.

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