Maria Horvath

Job summary/responsibilities

I’m working on the business development of Higher Education clients within the EMEA region, supporting the internationalization of public and private Universities, helping them to find the best foreign candidates for their English taught programs.

General introduction/background

With my 15 years of work experience (12 years in business development and 3 years in company management) I learned that there’s no continuous success without constant, long-life learning. It is crucial to be open for changes from time to time, face new challenges,  learn new ways of thinking, how to be humble as all this helps us improving our work and our personality as well.

Key challenge

to convert ‘dry’, purely business driven sales to a mutually beneficial partnership, where both parties invest and earn.

Personal Goal

My goal is to listen to my clients, to understand their needs, to consult their future plans for internationalization, to give them support in strategic business planning, to coach them to reach success together, in one sentence: to create a valuable partnership that is jointly beneficial, profitable, efficient and works on the long-run.

Favourite Studyportals element/experience

My first days of work were not in the office, but at the two-days summer event, where I got immediately in the depth of “serious about fun”

Favourite activities

I learned psychology, so I like reading books, articles, watching videos related to this field of study. I cannot live without music and travelling. Hungarian cuisine is the best, I’m a big fan of cooking. And I like football, mostly live.