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Oana Toma Interview

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Oana Toma
Oana Toma
WM: What have you been doing since AISB? (uni, work, where you live, status) 
 

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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