As I have always been committed to lifelong learning, I was extremely happy to be one of the selected participants for the Toronto Executive Study Program at Schulich School of Business, supported by Macedonia2025. My research said that Shulich is the best business school in Canada and one of the best in the world. It really is. Since the first day, I felt different energy, people, and way of learning. In the very first five minutes, we started with solving real problems, real-time case scenarios, whereby we learned how to act in this ever-changing society. We not only discussed strategy as a long-term goal, but also how to be agile and easily adaptable to new business related challenges and trends.
We learned about different ways of thinking and we did it from one of the best names in business, well-known book writers, consultants and advisers for some of the largest companies in the world, such as Shell, for instance. Usually we only meet such great people during the Macedonia 2025 Summit, but here we had the opportunity to interact with them all day long.
The second part was the job shadowing, which at times is even more important, in order for participants to be acquainted with different, better modes of doing things. I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to enter a big system – the largest digital marketing agency in Canada – Abacus. Devoted to new trends and helping world-renowned companies such as Starbucks, they use the latest online marketing techniques and technologies. I had the chance to learn how they handle their clients, what reports they make, what tools they use, thus getting a clear image of what we should implement in our companies, in order to level up and keep pace with the world trends.
As a result, we grew as a team. We introduced new tools and signed a few major contracts. I am extremely grateful to Macedonia2025 and the whole team for giving me this lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. I will always remember to give back to our country, such as the noble mission of helping build a stronger nation!
Participant: Mitko Andonov, Business Development Manager
Company: Kolid International