Olena Zabarna (ENVSCI, Ukraine)

Tell us about yourself. 

I studied Ecology and Environmental protection at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine. I also did an internship at the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine that helped me gain valuable work experience in the governmental sector 

Why do you enjoy participating in CEU’s Student Recruitment Internship Program? 

This is the first time in my life I’ve participated in university internship program. This is a good opportunity to develop communication skills and to be more open to people. Also, I believe that during the training sessions on student recruitment I will be able to gain soft skills necessary for my future career.  

Why would you recommend CEU to a prospective student? 

Being a part of CEU academic community, you receive high-quality education in an international atmosphere, with positive and open attitude all around you. There are also a lot of famous guest speakers, university activities and social events. As a bonus, you get to enjoy living in one of the most important cultural centers in Europe. 

What makes CEU special for you? 

I have chosen CEU for my master’s degree because the academic program is diverse, and it may be tailored to the student’s interests. Our professors are incredible, they like what they do and try to engage students as much as possible. I’m thankful to belong to such a diverse community as CEU. Every day is about meeting new friends from different countries.