Meet MSM's staff members: Introducing ms. Adriana Seclaman
At MSM we are proud of the more than 40 staff members who are committed and eager to fulfill our mission in offering management and entrepreneurship education, advice and research to individuals and organizations from all over the world. To become more acquainted with our staff members and to show you how it feels for them working at MSM we will each month highlight one of our staff members. This month the spotlight will be on Ms. Adriana Seclaman.
Let me introduce myself…
My name is Adriana Seclaman (Romanian) and I am Senior Officer Global Education Programs at MSM. I hold bachelor degree in Economics and a master degree in Commercial Business Administration from the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies(Romania). As an inquisitive person, who is always eager and willing to learn more, in 2013 I decided to go back to school, and one year later, I earned a second master degree in Society, Science and Technology (ESST) from Maastricht University (Netherlands).
I like to work in a vibrant multicultural environment and that’s one of the reason why I joined MSM…
My first job, after earning my bachelor degree was as education and research officer for the Romanian American University in Bucharest, where I worked for more than 7 years. In 2007, I accepted a new challenge as Senior Program Coordinator at the Romanian Cultural Institute. Organizing cultural events all over the world was a great way to improve my business and organizational skills and at the same time it gave me the opportunity to explore the academic side of arts and cultural research. I have always liked to work in a vibrant multicultural environment and that’s one of the reasons why I joined MSM in 2016.
I want to make sure that we remain at the forefront of technological advances…
In the past 10 years, the technological innovation in higher education has evolved rapidly. For the success of each organization it is critical to stay up to date about the latest technologies in their respective field and to be aware of the importance of information technology. In relation to this, MSM implemented a cloud-based CRM student information system for its campus in Maastricht and for all MSM partners world-wide. As a Senior Officer Global Education Programs I contributed to the implementation of this new student information system that maintains student data, from recruitment to graduation. It is my aim to deliver the best possible support to all MSM staff, lecturers and students by maintaining the system and ensuring the continued development of it. By doing this I want to make sure that we remain at the forefront of technological advances as I truly believe that we can achieve even more in the digital transformation of MSM… and I enjoy being part of it!
Another important part of my job is handling and analysing large datasets track down from the CRM system that provides relevant and diagnostic data to support decision-making processes within the organization. In my opinion, reliable data requires much more than the existence of a solid data infrastructure. It requires a culture of data use as well as careful attention that data is both relevant and interpreted in a specific context and for different users of data.
This makes my job both invigorating and intellectually stimulating…
I would say that working in higher education is unlike any other workplace, it is a world full of enthusiastic new people with a bunch of ideas and dreams. Working at MSM is very inspirational and challenging given the international exposure both in the staff and student community. My day to day tasks bring me into regular contact with people from all over the world, from the students to the schools’ staff and our partners, and this makes my job both invigorating and intellectually stimulating.
In my spare time you can often fine me…
Reading! I love gathering knowledge so I read constantly, all the time, every single day. For example, in the last years, I read a lot about philosophy of technology and ethics of science and technology. Almost every morning when I have my coffee, it is personal enjoyment to read the news. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends. The simplest things in life give me the most pleasure: taking long walks together with my husband, cooking for friends, visiting new places, watching a movie or listening good music.
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