The road end…

Almost there! The final part of my course at Aston is running and this made me think, what is next? Well, I have several things I would like to talk about my experience as an MSc student in Aston so far; however, I would like to highlight three I consider the most important ones.

First, this year has been certainly one of the best in my life so far. Studying abroad is a great and breathtaking experience, and I believe that every student should experience this amazing opportunity. Moreover, studying in a foreign country for a long period will not only improve your language skills, you also can grow and learn a lot from this intercultural environment. I chose Aston based on the UK’s superior quality in higher education and Aston Business School’s reputation among top universities. In addition, I was willing to have the opportunity of meeting students from different cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, Aston Business School global alumni network and support to career development are also among the reasons that interested me. Now, I truly believe I have improved my mind-set and awareness towards different subjects in the world. I feel better prepared to contribute positively to international companies in order to develop their businesses.

Second, the United Kingdom is a great country. I feel pretty good living here and the British people must be proud of their nation. In addition, one of the best things about living in Europe is the opportunity to visit other countries. Among many countries I have been so far, Denmark is a special one. It is an amazing country that I had the opportunity to visit for the first time during New Year’s Eve holiday in 2015. Danish people are truly happy in many ways and I felt very welcome during my stay in the country. Besides, Danish people’s mind-set towards environmental issues is something that makes me feel keen to take part in this movement. As Denmark is a major player in the global wind power industry, and I have great interest in it, I have been applying for job positions there. I believe I will feel quite comfortable working at some company’s office in Copenhagen or any other city. However, after my time in Aston, I feel better prepared to pursue a global career, maybe in different countries and I am also open to travel to work around the world.

Last, my experience at Aston has been quite dynamic and challenging. In addition, I had a great interaction with other students, professors and staff creating everyday opportunities to learn and share experiences. I strongly believe I can build a successful career at any country blending my previous work experience in Brazil with the knowledge acquired throughout the course. This time at Aston enhanced my worldwide perspective for business and contributed to my aspiration of working with global businesses in a myriad of industries and countries. I already possess significant amount of experience working in manufacturing environments in international companies and I fully trust on my skills and global mind-set to help any company to achieve its goals for best results for business units and their end customers. In addition to that, now I possess excellent social, communication and presentation skills and a profound technical knowledge of international business challenges and opportunities. Moreover, my natural ability that allows me to communicate with people at different environments and/or interact positively with anyone working together as a team.

The future? Please don’t ask because I don’t have a clear answer. My time at Aston has broadened my perspectives and made me more confident to try new things. I strongly believe that wherever I work I will make my best to achieve the best feasible results balanced between businesses, social and environmental aspects.

To my readers, thank you for reading my blog this academic year and I wish you all the best in your personal and professional lives. If you would like to know more or if you think, I can help you in some way. Do not hesitate to get in touch with me.



Julius Silva
MSc International Business – Aston Business School
Aston University Aston Triangle Birmingham B4 7ET UK

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