|25 Nov 2013|
|WM Winter 2013 edition|
OT: I attended the American University of Paris, France and graduated from a MA in Marketing and Creativity from ESCP Europe. I have recently moved back to Bucharest and now run a boutique hotel called Cabana Hadar in the Carpathian Mountains, 3 1⁄2 hrs. away from Bucharest. Check it out at https://hadarchalet.rohttps://hadarchalet.ro!
I also edit an online lifestyle magazine at www.mykindofplace.net where I talk about travel and the good life in Bucharest and abroad.
WM: What was the key moment (at AISB) in your life when you realized what you want to do/what career to pursue? Who or what in uenced you to become who and what you are today? Explain AISB’s part of it.
OT: At AISB, I had the chance to get involved in an array of activities – sports, arts, events, MUN.
These really helped in developing a sense of what I would like to do later on. In 11th and 12th grade I led the fundraising e orts of our grade for Community Service as well as the Senior Lounge and Prom, and I chose to study International Business and Marketing, also because of the passion I discovered for organizing and managing teams.
WM: Tell us a “crazy” AISB memory and name 3 “partners in crime”
OT: I like to believe that not enough time has passed since our graduation for us to come out with the silly things we used to do.
WM: You have the chance to give advice to the current students. What would you say?
OT: Enjoy it while you can, uni is nothing like high school, and de nitely nothing beats ‘real life’!
WM: What do you think the AA’s priorities should be? What AA activities would you like to see happening or attend?
OT: A networking component that is currently missing, more information of what former students are doing, and a sense of community with other generations.
Alumni also aren’t part of the AISB community as soon as classes end, we don’t get a sticker, can’t come in unless someone is waiting for us. I would love to be able to still use the facilities, just like parents can.
Read the entire WORLD Magazine Winter 2013 here.
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