I now have a complete picture of the true value Nova SBE added to my professional and personal life

Paula Santos, BSc in Economics ’94, Managing Partner at STRATEG Consulting in Lisbon, is donor of Fundação Alfredo de Sousa.

 

 

Nova SBE was much more than the school which prepared me to be successful in my professional path, giving me the technical tools and know-how necessary to overcome all the challenges I decided to take.

Coming from a small town in the north of Portugal, Nova SBE was also fundamental for my personal development since it exposed me to new, diverse and very interesting people, not only students but also faculty members, which led me to new experiences and, ultimately, to face my fears and limitations and to go beyond what I thought were my limits. For me this was the most important part, since it allowed me to believe that I could go much further, besides giving me the competences to achieve that.

The reasons why I decided to give back, by being a donor, were mainly two: one is that, after almost 20 years, I now have a complete picture of the true value Nova SBE added to my professional and personal life, and I decided to give back.

The second one is that I believe in Nova SBE’s vision and strategy for the future and that is possible to achieve a position in the European TOP 5 Business Schools, which would make me even prouder of being a part of this “family”.