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AUBG and Special Envoy Rosen Plevneliev Visit Belgrade

November 19, 2018

In search of the best and brightest students in the region, AUBG’s Admissions Office and Special Envoy President Rosen Pleveneliev (2012-2017) headed to Serbia. Careers of Tomorrow, the first international event of the president’s series of talks, took place at the Hilton Belgrade on Nov. 2.

Plevneliev shared his vision for the jobs of the future with prospective students and alumni. A key factor for success would be good education, one that promotes critical thinking and teaches students to adapt to different environments.

“Universities should increasingly respond to the need for new leaders with new thinking and a range of skills that are globally relevant,” he said. “The American University in Bulgaria is a place where this trend has been made a priority.”

AUBG alumni also share this sentiment. Valentina Stevanović (’15) now works for Deloitte in Luxembourg and the international environment and liberal arts education were key in building her career.

“I work with people from 20 different countries and I am able to use all these soft skills, or understand how different people operate and how we can work together to come with solutions to problems, and that is something that definitely AUBG has taught me to do,” she said.

“AUBG gives you everything to bring out the best in you,” Presidential Medalist Ivan Markovic (’14) added.

President Plevneliev continued his Careers of Tomorrow tour the following day in Tirana, Albania where he spoke to another more than 200 prospective students and alumni. By the end of this year he will also visit Plovdiv (Nov. 20), Stara Zagora (Dec. 4) and Skopje, Macedonia (Dec. 6), with more dates to be announced in 2019.

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