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Ana Carolina Da Silva Barbosa

Ana Carolina Da Silva Barbosa

2019 MBA graduate

"Make the most of the opportunity to understand business trends in different countries, it will be very useful for the development of an international career.”

MBA student experience 

What was your favourite thing about your course?

Studying in another country with people of different nationalities was an unparalleled experience. What I liked the most was the diversity of cultures, world views, religions, languages and professions.

 

Were you involved in any extra-curriculum activities during your time here?

Unfortunately, I was with my family and there wasn't much free time for other activities, but I was able to get to know several activities developed that involved the university community and the residents and businesses of the region.

 

What one piece of advice would you give somebody studying your course for success upon graduation?

Make the most of the opportunity to understand business trends in different countries, it will be very useful for the development of an international career.

Career history post-MBA

Since graduating, what have you gone on to do?

I intend to redirect my career from working only with taxation to working with sustainable business development. Due to the pandemic, I haven't been able to make this move yet, but I continue to specialise in the subject and attentive to work opportunities. At the same time, I am in charge of the development of the ESG area in the law firm where I work.

 

Is the above what you planned to do before starting University?

When I started the course, I just wanted to better understand the challenges of business in the world. The decision and area of direction of my career was made during the course.

The MBA transformed my vision of law. So, my advice is that people make the most of learning from the differences in experiences.

Ana's future

Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

In 5 years I see myself working in a company or institution that aims to develop sustainable business, whether in green finance, climate finance, improvement of private and public investments in the correction of inequalities and impact business.

 

How do you see future technologies and new ways of working affecting your sector?

Technology has revolutionized the work of lawyers, making it more agile and accurate. I believe that technology will continue to contribute so that legal services are increasingly accessible and adequate to the demands of clients.

 

What one piece of advice would you give to somebody looking to start a career in your industry?

Lawyers are usually limited to the study of law. The MBA transformed my vision of law. So, my advice is that people make the most of learning from the differences in experiences.

 

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