“Talca is my home town and I studied Business Management there for five years. I come from a normal family and was the first person in my family to go to university. When I was in high school I heard stories about studying abroad and that all seemed impossible to me at the time. I studied a bit of German culture and language, as it was my dream to go to Germany. At university I took A1 German, but my teacher told me there were no scholarship opportunities to study in Germany for my degree programme. And then, three years later, there was! I signed up and was accepted and found myself taking international business classes at HAW Hamburg.
The first thing I did when I got home after my semester in Hamburg was to have dinner with my dear family and tell them all about my experience. I told them that it had forever changed the way I would see the world and that I just wanted to finish my degree as quickly as possible, so I could travel and explore more of the world. They noticed a real change in me, and my friends too; something different in my personality - in a good way.
My graduation day is one of those days I will always remember. It wasn’t just my goal, it was my family’s goal, as I was the first person with a university degree and that made my parents very proud. I started work as Head of Supply Chain and Logistics for a supermarket chain and found the retail industry exciting and full of challenges. I like to work with people and help customers to feel happy. I opened new branches from scratch all around Chile, making sure they had all they needed before they opened to the public.