I graduated, what's next? - Ramiro Blanch


Before our students turn into alumni, they do one last thing here at Maastricht School of Management. They write a letter to themselves. A “one year after letter” to be exact, where they write down what they expect of the upcoming year. Now a year has passed and our alumni received their “letter to themselves” in the mail. Did their expectations come true? We asked and our alumni answered.

This time Master in Business Administration (MBA) alumnus Ramiro Blanch from Chile shares his experience from leaving his home country in 2017 to a one-year whirlwind MBA program to where he is now in 2020.

“It all went so fast, or better said too fast!

First, you leave your old life-style, your home, your friends, and start a brand new experience doing an MBA abroad, and suddenly it has passed and now we are already one year after graduation.  

I look back and realize that even though it passed in a blink of an eye, it was a life-changing experience. This past year after finishing my MBA has been an amazing year. I returned to my country and managed to get into the world’s biggest mining company, in a job that makes me happy. Even though I had other plans for this period, I understand that what I am doing now is a necessary stage to fulfill my dream, which is to establish myself abroad for good.

This is what I wished for in my “letter to myself” when I wrote it in September 2018. I wrote that I want to live abroad, but like I said, that will come in time.

For now I am enjoying the fruits of having lived that MSM MBA experience, working hard, and living fully.”

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