Mariya Kisyova

Mariya Kisyova

Study | Year of graduation: MSc BA Strategic Management 2011

Employment: Avon Cosmetics

Job title: Campaign Planning Specialist

What are the most valuable skills that you took from your education at RSM?
"The skill that I appreciate the most is the ability to co-operate with many different people from many different cultures and backgrounds. RSM offers amazing diversity and being used to it has proven to be invaluable ever since. The experience of working on projects with students from around the world is a great training camp, and not only for future employment."

What was the most memorable moment at RSM?
"I cannot name just one, there are so many of them and that's the beauty of it! The whole year was like one unforgettable moment. Of course, the first day and the day of graduation will always hold a very special place in my memories. As for the rest of the days, none was like any other; every time there was something new with new questions, new challenges, new ‘a-ha!’ moments. Together, they form one perfect mixture that is to be remembered forever."

How would your former classmates describe you?
"Easygoing, friendly, hard-working, curious... probably a bit lost sometimes :)"

Name three things that make you smile each day.
"Dance, travel, trying new things."

What is your greatest passion in life?
"My greatest passion is dancing. I started with traditional Bulgarian dances – and the funny thing is I only tried this activity after I got back from the Netherlands. For me, this is proof that you can always find your greatest passion when you least expect it, as long as your mind stays open to new things. I try to keep mine open every day."

What is your ‘I WILL’?
"I WILL be me."