Student Story - Dumitru Coretchi
International Business, exchange student
Home country: Moldova
What are you currently doing: Financial Analyst for GE Power, Hungary.
How did you find out about TAMK and what made you choose it for your studies?
The choice was pretty simple. When I was a teenager I became curious about Finland while reading about its very specific culture and national character, one which I found closely resonating to my own, and at the time I thought it would be nice to experience life in Finland.
Years later, seeing TAMK as an option for my exchange, I knew it was going to be my first choice (naturally after more careful and diligent research and consideration of this option, the decision was sealed).
What did you like most about Tampere and Finland?
Unique mix of vitality and calmness, industry and natural beauty of the city and its surroundings, liberality and diligence of the culture. Awesome landscapes, lakes and people.
In what ways have your studies contributed to your professional and personal life?
Some of the key contributions were teamwork, acquisition of technical skills, intense practice of language and intercultural communication as well as professional development through courses which are well-adjusted to real market challenges.
How has TAMK supported your needs as a student?
From my experience, support from TAMK was very good: help with performing all necessary formalities, support in finding accommodation and all needed for relocation; great informational support and orientation, and also exceptionally good Finnish language courses.
On the academic side, my needs in high quality information, challenging and interesting tasks, support and guidance were fully covered by the teaching staff.
What would you say to anyone considering studying at TAMK?
Go for it! It is interesting, sometimes challenging (as it should be), it is fun (if you know how to have fun), and for sure, a very good investment of your time and effort.
This story was written in April 2016.