Stefan IvanovI studied Accounting and Audit at the University of Economics in Varna, when I accidentally saw the announcement that changed my life. The local coordinator encouraged my to apply for the program and although I had second thoughts about leaving my country and interrupting my education, I decided to take the chance and seize the opportunity.
Senior Risk Manager
With the Erasmus program, I had a lot of opportunities, not just to study abroad, but to encounter new people, make new friends, visit new places and countries. However, the stay in Germany didn't entail only amusements and parties, but also a lot of hard work. The Study in the one of the best Business Schools in Germany was not as a "walk in the park". At the beginning I experienced some difficulties adjusting myself to the local way of life, but in a few months I got more disciplined and got used to organize my time. The ability to combine duty with pleasure, gained during my stay in Mannheim, currently helps me a lot in my professional and casual duties.
The University of Mannheim and its campus exceeded all my expectations in every single detail. The building, the infrastructure, the study halls, all the facilities were capable to unleash the thirst for knowledge in every student, even the laziest one.
The excellent academic knowledge I was able to acquire at the University of Mannheim gave direction of my career in the area in finance and the risk management. The unique advantage for me was the chance to do several specific courses that I could not have attended at my home university and not only at my university, but in Bulgaria at all.
Currently I occupy the position of Senior Risk Manager in one of the biggest Bulgarian Banks, part of a huge European Banking Group, where I successfully apply the knowledge, I was able to gain during my study at the University of Mannheim.