In honor of Women’s History Month, Sacred Heart University Luxembourg sat down with 2019 alumna Dragana Mihic to discuss how an MBA impacted her career and gather her advice for tackling challenges.
SHULU: Apart from being one of our Alumna, who are you, what is your background?
My name is Dragana, from Zagreb, Croatia. I studied at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology where I obtained a master’s degree in food process engineering.
As life is always unpredictable, my working life put me on a different career path, working in the telecommunications industry. After arriving in Luxembourg and completing my MBA degree, I continued my career in the same industry.
SHULU: Why did you choose to get your MBA from Sacred Heart University Luxembourg?
After arriving in Luxembourg, I realised how the market has been saturated, and to be able to grow professionally I had to take a further step to get a chance to be recognized.
Sacred Heart University was recommended to me as the best choice for studying in Luxembourg given the good ties the university has with the companies in placing students after finishing the degree.
SHULU: What has life been like since graduating?
I’m satisfied with a job I obtained which gives me a great opportunity for professional growth, even in these difficult times. The knowledge that I obtained during my degree helped me with a current job, but I’m aware that this process of learning is far from over.
SHULU: How has an MBA changed your career trajectory?
The Sacred Heart University MBA program gave me ample networking opportunities and helped me to make connections that allow me to grow professionally and personally. I can say now that the MBA was one of my best decisions.
SHULU: What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced and how did change your life?
I would say that one of the biggest challenges in my life was changing the country and starting with the MBA and studies after almost 8 years of pause.
SHULU: What advice would you give women today who are navigating such rapid change?
Live your life, go for bigger challenges. Life is an exciting journey and don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone.
SHULU: Can you please share your favourite quote/ mantra with us?
“And the trouble is if you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong
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