International Student Ambassadors

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Let our International Student Ambassadors introduce you to Hanken and the student life.

Meet our student ambassadors and check out their Nordic Brilliance blog!

Aleksandra Ferens Sorotskaya, International Property Law

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Hello! My name is Aleksandra and I am a master’s degree student from Russia. In 2016, I graduated from Saint Petersburg State University as a bachelor of law and have an additional qualification of legal interpreter (Russian-English).  I currently study Intellectual Property Law in Hanken. I really love the philosophy of the business school and the contents of this exact master’s programme – I have no doubt that I have made the right choice.

The involvement of modern technologies in study processes, possibilities to learn foreign languages, availability of tutors and a wide range of activities and parties organised by the Master’s Committee make memories I will cherish for life.

It is a great honour to be a Hanken International Student Ambassador. Feel free to contact me at aleksandra.ferens-sorotskaia@student.hanken.fi for questions you have and hope to see you soon at Hanken!

 

Chengjing Jounio, Humanitarian Logistics

chengjing-isa.pngHi, I’m Jing and a second year Master’s student in Business and Management in track Humanitarian Logistics. This special program was the foremost reason why I chose Hanken to start my new journey.

During the first year of study, I was impressed by the amazing people you could meet and work with at school. The course topics are contemporary and international. Guest lectures from industry experts or professors from renown universities are common practices. I especially appreciate frequent in-class discussions and interesting yet practical group projects with prominent companies and organizations with special focus on sustainability and corporate responsibility.

I came from Changsha, China and have been living in Finland for 6 years now, as I also completed my bachelor's degree here. The city life in Helsinki is just getting better and better with the years. Having a hand-brewed coffee with friends is the best afternoon pastime for me. Besides this simple yet heavenly activity, there are lots of happenings here. No matter what your interests are or if you’d like to get inspired to try new things, just go and talk with people and be surprised over all the exciting things you can take part in. I am currently working in event production for an NPO called The Shortcut. We are promoting diversity in the energetic startup ecosystem in Finland.

Get in touch with me at chengjing.jounio@student.hanken.fi - let’s talk more about everything!

 

Fairouz Hussien, International Strategy and Sustainability

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Hi! I'm Fairouz, a second year Master's student majoring in International Strategy and Sustainability. I've been involved in general startup development (both professionally and academically) for a while, and love seeing ideas grow and flourish.

Initially what piqued my interest in Hanken was its great reputation. A closer look revealed interesting opportunities for studies and research, which had me already considering. What gave me the final push was when I got a glimpse of the professional network and the activities that Hanken facilitates to enhance the employability of its students (Network Day, Business Forum, a mentorship programme, etc.).

Ultimately, I've enjoyed my studies here a lot. I've had the pleasure of getting to know amazing people, meeting new friends, and thriving at a university that supports my ambitions.

If you have any questions regarding studying at Hanken in general or the ISS track in particular, please feel free to contact me at fairouz.hussien@student.hanken.fi.

 

Fangbing Wang, Business and Management

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I moved to Finland by myself after I graduated from high school in Dalian, China. While studying for my bachelor’s degree in Finland, I started working full-time in a multinational enterprise, where I have rotated between different business functions. I've met many great Finnish people who have helped me along the way and gotten myself well-established in Finland with diverse experiences and valuable networks.

Currently, I am second-year master’s student majoring in Marketing under Business and Management, as well as the Founder and President of Hanken BisMan (Hanken’s Business and Management society). What I like about Hanken is the opportunity to network, Hanken’s high status in international cooperation, its strong connection with companies, our projects for world-class companies, and having senior executives as guest lecturers. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at fangbing.wang@student.hanken.fi.

 

Sasha Munir, Finance

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I have a degree in Finance and Economics from Lahore School of Economics, Pakistan.  I was working as business head of a startup company and teaching GMAT and GRE before I came to Hanken.

Hanken feels like a second home now. It’s welcoming and one feels comfortable here very easily.  The Masters’ Committee had a big role in making that happen. They are a bunch of very friendly and helpful people and one never feels like a newcomer when around them. I’ve made wonderful friends, had a chance to interact with experienced professors, and attend guest lectures conducted by influencers from around the world.  Every semester, more fascinating courses than I can take, are offered in my major, finance.

Applying to Hanken was one of the best decisions of my life. The experience has been amazing so far. Helsinki is a wonderful place to live;   it’s such a cosmopolitan city, and there are many activities for students to engage in. Hanken itself encourages all kinds of social interactions, and there are various events taking place on campus almost every day. The professors are very approachable, and when you attend lectures, you know you’re learning from some of the most accomplished people you’ll ever meet. That in itself is quite an experience.  The coursework is demanding and meant to push students to do their best. There are plenty of opportunities available after graduation - from working in top firms to pursuing a PhD.  So, come to Hanken – you won’t regret it. You can get in touch with me at sasha.munir@student.hanken.fi.

 

Vytautas Silinskas, Economics

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Hello and welcome to the blog! My name is Vytas, I am from Vilnius, Lithuania and I am a first year Master’s degree student majoring in Economics.

My journey as a student in Finland started a bit differently, as I initially moved here to work at the Embassy of Lithuania to Finland. The year I spent working here gave me an opportunity to familiarise myself with the country and search for a suitable place for further studies. One of the reasons why I chose Hanken was the thought that a business school would provide me with the feeling of being a part of a community, something that I had been missing during my studies at a large university back home. Believe me, I was not let down!

Personally, apart from maximising profits and studying consumers’ behaviour, I love playing basketball, so you can find me either at the library or at one of Helsinki’s basketball courts. I am also a foodie and I enjoy meeting new people.

Feel free to drop me a message at vytautas.silinskas@student.hanken.fi if you have any questions regarding studies at Hanken, Hanken’s Economics programme or student life in Finland. Looking forward to meeting you!

 

Adeel Riaz, General Management - Vaasa

Adeel Riaz 200x300 webHi! My name is Adeel and I am a master’s degree student in General Management with specialization in Marketing. Prior to my masters, I hold a bachelor’s degree in business administration plus I was an active member in management science community and started a video production house to pursue my goals in the field of Marketing and Advertisement.

My expedition to future started in the autumn of 2016 with my admission at Hanken, and I firmly believe that it led me to great opportunities for the future. Well, if I want to shed some light on my experience, Hanken as well as Vaasa brought the best out of me. I learned from and among the best of the best teachers, friends, and colleagues through out my tenure at Hanken. In simple words Hanken is the true definition of “learning” and “road to the successful future”. Moreover, when I think about Hanken and myself, it is one of the best things happened to me and I would highly recommend that people pursuing to be successful, should choose Hanken as a first priority. Though, the education and study environment at Hanken is very competitive, but it helps you prepare for the practical life and challenges.

Apart from studies and education, I am easy going, well travelled and consider myself as a citizen of the world. My interest in historical events and curiosity to explore new places motivates me to travel, discover, and gather new experiences from all around the world. Likewise, you can call me as social as it gets, with involvement in all kind adventurous activities as well as sports. So, Vaasa in addition with Hanken provided me with a great educational career as well as life that is filled with happiness.

Last but not least, you are more than welcome to contact me at adeel.riaz@student.hanken.fi and ask me for the help in any regard. I can assure that I will available for the assistance in every possible way.