AUBG Stories

Nikoleta Morales (‘08): At AUBG, “I Fell in Love with Journalism”

AUBG alumna Nikoleta Morales (‘08) is an award-winning journalist and PR specialist whose portfolio includes interviews with some of the world’s biggest celebrities. Upon…
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Elitsa Dermendzhiyska (‘12) On “The Things that Happen to Those Who Live”

Back at AUBG, Elitsa Dermendzhiyska (‘12) majored in mathematics and economics and spent an exchange year in a university in the U.S. When she graduated, Dermendzhiyska, originally…
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Khafiz Kerimov (’14): “I am most grateful for the mentors that I was lucky to meet at AUBG”

AUBG graduate Khafiz Kerimov (‘14) from Russia majored in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy and Religion. And while AUBG doesn’t offer a major in Philosophy, right…
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Elitza Ivanova (‘04), Marketing Manager at Heineken: “The AUBG Education was Fundamental in Shaping My Career”

Elitza Ivanova from Bulgaria graduated from AUBG with a major in Business Administration in 2004 and has ever since built a remarkable career in marketing in Bulgaria and…
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Andrey Anastassov (‘10) on Making a Change in Society, One Step at a Time

Back at AUBG, Andrey Anastassov (‘10) studied European Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication and took part in a number of student activities including radio AURA,…
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Hristo Borisov (‘10), Co-founder and CEO at Payhawk.io: “Nothing Has Impacted my Life More Than AUBG”

AUBG alumnus Hristo Borisov (‘10) co-founded fintech startup Payhawk.io in 2018. Less than a year later, the company already has paying customers, was selected among the five…
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Besim Donmez (‘06): “AUBG Opened a Different World for Me”

Following his graduation from AUBG with a degree in Political Science and International Relations, Besim Donmez (‘06) embarked on an impressive international career. Originally…
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Eftim Eftimov (BA‘08; EMBA‘18): An Entrepreneur, a Volunteer and “Part of a Generation that Chose to Stay in Bulgaria”

Eftim Eftimov graduated AUBG’s BA program with a Business Administration major in 2008 and ten years later obtained his EMBA degree, again from AUBG. In the meanwhile, he…
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Simona Atanasova (’12) on Public Policy and Exploring One’s Own Definition of Success

​From helping advance democratic processes in Southeast Asia and supporting people living with H.I.V. in Macedonia to studying at the prestigious John Hopkins Bloomberg School…
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Hristina Petrova, Sales Manager “Air-Conditioning Systems”, Samsung Electronics Bulgaria: The Most Important Goal of Leadership Is to Create New Leaders

​Hristina Petrova has an EMBA degree from the American University in Bulgaria. She also holds a Master’s degree in International Economic Relations - Management of International…
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