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I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate.
Thanks to the brave and uncompromising fight of previous generations of brave women, women today occupy important positions in all areas of society, including modern business.
“It is pure mythology that women cannot perform as well as men in science, engineering and mathematics. In my experience, the opposite is true: Women are often more adept and patient at untangling complex problems, multitasking, seeing the possibilities in new solutions and winning team support for collaborative action.”
Working in the LINK Edu Alliance allows me to combine two often irreconcilable areas of work: economy and education. Having worked in other higher education institutions, I have often witnessed the lack of practical experience and project opportunities for teachers. In LINKgroup, we get the best of both worlds. Because of the meritocracy practiced by the company, we need not worry if the best candidates are in the most responsible positions, because we know that the strategic development and progress of education in Serbia is ensured.
Working at the LINKgroup company has been a powerful and exciting experience for me, which enabled me to learn and teach others at the same time. In this two-way process of exchanging knowledge and experiences, we all get a chance to take part in the development of the system that gives us opportunities for personal and professional development. Seven years in the LINKgroup, regardless of the scope of my previous experience, is still a fresh and unique encounter with a system based on the highest humanist values.
When, after graduation, I decided to work in education, I thought that investing in education was the safest investment. I wanted to contribute through my work and convince parents of my students that only through joint effort and a quality educational process can we prepare students for future academic success, and for life in general. Working in Savremena gimnazija, part of the LINK Edu Alliance, has given me faith that we can offer young people an educational process that will enable them to develop the skill of combining knowledge, skills, but also values and attitudes important for future life situations, and be able to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice. I am happy and proud to be part of the educational system that enables students to realize their full potential, learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and facilities, and have access to the best teaching and extracurricular resources.
The LINK Edu Alliance enables young promising people to find their calling in educational work. As part of the Alliance, I had the opportunity to learn the difference between “job” and “calling” firsthand, thanks to a dynamic and inspiring business environment in which hard work and commitment are acknowledged and rewarded, and professional ambitions nurtured. The LINK Edu Alliance has enabled me to gain extensive experience, as well as professional and ethical values in business, thus making me part of the Alliance’s strategic positioning as one of the very best educational systems in the country and abroad.
Working at LINK, I have come to believe that there is a company that values hard work, commitment and professionalism. These are the most important qualities that enable significant professional advancement in the LINK Edu Alliance. On the other hand, given that ITS is a vocational school, the emphasis on projects and practical examples allows me to organize teaching and exams through a problem-oriented paradigm, as an adequate didactic tool in modern education of IT professionals. LINK is a great company for professional development and advancement, a healthy and supportive environment that encourages its employees to move up the ladder. The main impression about the LINK company is that you will get what you give, and there is no better motivation than that.
I was very lucky to land my first job fresh after graduation at LINK. My first position was a Learning Consultant, who provides support and advice to students who opt for further career advancement and professional development (at ITAcademy and BusinessAcademy). Education has always played an important role in my life, and as luck would have it, I became part of the most advanced educational system that helps many people improve their careers and their lives. My professional results recommended me for the position of the Sales Manager, and now I am training new colleagues from the Enrollment Department on how to provide the best possible support and motivation to our students. The management noticed my interest in marketing, so I got the opportunity to expand my experience by working in this sector of the LINKgroup company as well. I will soon be celebrating my 10th anniversary at LINK, and I feel the same loyalty and excitement as on my very first day. I am grateful for all the support and opportunities given by the management and colleagues alike. This is a company where everyone gets the opportunity to do the job they love and be rewarded for their effort and hard work.
Having the opportunity to be a team member at a company that encourages personal advancement and is supportive of women’s roles in leadership is truly remarkable. Being able to collaborate with other women in administrative and leadership roles with the same goals for education is just extraordinary and a clear indicator that at Link Educational Alliance women are appreciated and offered equal opportunities to move up in the career paths. With LINK Educational Alliance’s support I look forward to continuing my path as an educational leader to improve student achievement, and develop lifelong thinkers with moral purpose in a knowledge society.
I have always seen LINKgroup ideas as something that not only contributes to the future of education, but also to my own personal and professional development. I’ve always wanted to work in an environment that strives to create conditions for advancement of self and others, and I’m very happy that the LINKgroup gave me the opportunity to develop my career. I am honored to have met many people as the Director of Finance of this company whose main motive for joining this company is a desire for professional and personal advancement. It is a great motivation to see one’s female colleagues advance to leadership positions, building up their path to success within our company.
The LINKgroup has given me nothing but support from the very beginning of my career. There is always room for learning and advancement, and the company has helped me to develop myself as a leader, opening my eyes to the fact that there is a place for women in the corporate and business sphere. Working for the LINKgroup is a valuable experience for me, and being a manager in this company has shaped my perception of what it means to pursue one’s vision and be a great leader. The LINKgroup encourages us to step out of our comfort zone and do not hesitate to ask for advice if we need it, because it is a natural part of progress.
Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.